Get The Gringo

Synopsis: Heading toward the Mexican border, a getaway driver disguised as a clown and his wounded accomplice try to escape the American Police with a loot of over $2 million hidden in the trunk of the car. In a desperate attempt to break through the thick border fence, the driver crashes the car, the accomplice dies and he inevitably gets apprehended by Mexican Police officers Romero and Vasquez who want the money just for themselves. As the only American inmate in the infamous "El Pueblito" Mexican prison, which resembles more of a small village of convicts rather than a usual prison, the driver quickly gets the nickname "The Gringo" and finds out first hand how rough it is to be a stranger in the perilous world of Javi, the ruthless crime lord who runs the prison. Sooner or later, the Gringo will form an alliance with a 10-year-old kid whose peculiar immunity in this mad place will efficiently keep him alive, only to realise that in this pit, everyone knows about the $2 million. In the end, w
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Director(s): Adrian Grunberg
Production: Twentieth Century Fox
Rotten Tomatoes:
96 min

murderers for recycling.

This is going to pinch on you.

Somebody was running this place...

and it wasn't the Warden.

Now he looks like Somebody...

people showin' him respect.

Yeah, he's Somebody...

he's yellin' at people.

Though the little guy in

the Bad-Taste clothes is

working for 'im, because he's

making his life miserable.

And the... Wait a minute!. 12 o'clock!

Guy in a bathrobe, in the Penthouse.

Well, he must be El Hefner!

No, no! Those two guys

are both working for him.

He doesn't even have to get dressed

and he's making BOTH their lives miserable.

We need a bathrobe like that!

I had to improve my social standing around here.

It was simple, really.

Two bits bought you a day off work

so you could focus on doing a real job.

Need some heroin?

Make tracks to the Smack Shack,

where business was always booming.

You got a cigarette?


Can I have one?

How old are you, Kid?

- 18!

- Get lost!

- I'm 10, can I have one now?

- No!

You probably want me to keep my mouth shut.

When Manolo's taco stand caught on fire,

and Rodrigo, the doctor,

says there's some misplaced cash,

- when I talk, the sh*t's really gonna hit the fan.

- Cigarette?


- So, you're a Watcher?

- You learn a lot from watching.

- What are you in here for?

- Very funny!

- I'm only 10, Man, my father was a dealer.

- He was?

Yeah, I live here with my mom.

You speak pretty good English,

Kid, where did ya learn.

Sesame Street?

What's with all the school kids

goin' back and forth all the time?

If you're not a inmate,

you're free to go in and out.

- What! They live here?

- Yeah!

If you have money, you can pay

to have your family come live with you.

- While you're serving time.

- That's a new one!

- How come you don't go to school?

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Mel Gibson

Mel Colmcille Gerard Gibson (born January 3, 1956) is an American actor and filmmaker. He is best known for his action hero roles, namely his breakout role as Max Rockatansky in the first three films in the Mad Max post-apocalyptic action series, and as Martin Riggs in the Lethal Weapon buddy cop film series. Gibson was born in Peekskill, New York. He moved with his parents to Sydney, Australia, when he was 12 years old, and studied acting at the National Institute of Dramatic Art. During the 1980s, he founded Icon Entertainment, a production company which independent film director Atom Egoyan has called "an alternative to the studio system". Director Peter Weir cast him as one of the leads in the critically acclaimed World War I drama Gallipoli (1981), which earned Gibson a Best Actor Award from the Australian Film Institute, as well as a reputation as a serious, versatile actor. Gibson produced, directed, and starred in the epic historical drama film Braveheart (1995), for which he won the Golden Globe Award and Academy Award for Best Director, along with the Academy Award for Best Picture. He later directed and produced the financially successful, and controversial, biblical drama film The Passion of the Christ (2004). He received further critical notice for his directorial work of the action-adventure film Apocalypto (2006), which is set in Mesoamerica during the early 16th century. After several legal issues and controversial statements leaked to the public, Gibson held a 10-year hiatus from directing, before returning with the critically acclaimed Hacksaw Ridge (2016), which won two Academy Awards and was nominated for another four, including Best Picture and Best Director for Gibson, his second nomination in the category. more…

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