Get the Gringo (2012)

96 min.
Plot  The film opens with a getaway driver (Mel Gibson) and a wounded accomplice dressed as clowns fleeing from American police toward the Mexican border. The driver crashes through the border fence, whereupon he is arrested by corrupt Mexican police officers Vasquez (Mario Zaragoza) and Romero (Gerardo Teracena). When they find over $2 million in the car, they incarcerate him in El Pueblito prison under false charges, keep the cash for themselves, and cremate the accomplice, who by then has died. As one of the only Americans incarcerated there, the driver becomes known as "the Gringo". El Pueblito proves surprising, operating more like a small ghetto than a prison. The Gringo quickly manages to work out the prison's criminal hierarchy and engages in petty thefts and robberies from some of the prison's less reputable businesses. One of these thefts is witnessed by an unnamed kid (Kevin Hernandez) who is living with his incarcerated mother (Dolores Heredia) and is protected by the prison's cr...  



Mel Gibson
Dolores Heredia
Kid's Mom
Jesús Ochoa
Peter Gerety
Embassy Guy
Peter Stormare
Frank Fowler
Bob Gunton
Warren Kaufmann
Scott Cohen
Stephanie Lemelin
Frank's lawyer's secretary


All Titles

Get the Gringo
English Original Title

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United States




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