El Gringo

Synopsis: A man crossing into Mexico with a satchel of $2,000,000, and a bloody past, finds himself under sudden attack in the sleepy town of El Fronteras.
Genre: Action, Drama
Director(s): Eduardo Rodriguez
Production: After Dark Films
  1 nomination.
99 min

to be many things.

A doctor...


...a diver.

To start a band,

be a hugely successful

Latin music star...

Create a blog...

that I'd sell a year later

for a million dollars.

To adopt a stray dog,

paint a picture, learn Spanish...

Yo no hablo espanhol

pero me encanta Rio.

To invest in the stock market...

Start a campaign

against land mines...

and cluster bombs.

Write a book...

A book?

No. A movie script?

Start a revolution, be a Che!

Or maybe not...

while in doubt,

I enjoy my favorite pastimes...


...and video games.

Or, if you prefer,

videogames and pornography.


I have just come back

from a short time abroad.

I spent two years there.

It was fun.

But it was time to come back.

And now that I'm back...

I've just found a purpose...

...a path...

...mission to accomplish.

It's Edgar.

Hey, What's up?

A long time ago,

in a galaxy far away...

...I had a bright future.

I always had a connection

to electronic stuff.

It started with remote controls...

Atari, Odyssey, Master System,

then MSX, 286, 386.

I was the family genius,

a big nerd.

When I was in college...

while my friends were drowning

in booze and women...

I practiced things

that were absolutely useless.

Then, my first job.

Say... What are you doing

this weekend?


...let's just say that.

I felt a certain incompatibility

with the corporate world.

Good morning.

So, is everything ready?

Wait a minute.

F*ck me!!!

You call this shit a layout?

And a certain difficulty

to cope with critics.

My boss.


People called him the bomb-man!

He is an evil visionary!

He asked me to tie him up

and slap him also...

I like his insanity a little bit.



He's an antichrist!


A loser, loser. Totally a loser!

They even said he was a faggot,

I don't know.

I'm out of it...

A guy like that has

no plan for his life?

I do have a plan.

A fucked up plan, to be honest,

but it is a plan.

- What's up?

- How are you, kid? You're back?

Yeah, I guess.

So, Ching-Ling brought my stuff?

Let's go there.

Ching, you've got a customer.

How are you?

Your toy!

Open it.

I'm curious to see.

Look at this beauty.

I'll tell you.

- Hold this.

- Okay.

Now, walk that way.

Go ahead.

Right there, it's ok!

Now, come slowly...

What is this, man?

This one...

...when it gets near to this one...

It discharges an electric current,

a proximity sensor.

And what are you doing with it?

What I'm gonna do?

My idea is quite simple:


To kill two rabbits

with just one blow.


This plan has been dancing

in my mind for quite a while-.

It was before I went to Miami.

But I perfected it there.

I just need some sort of a click,

to find that last piece of the

puzzle and see the whole picture.

Hey, you! Punk!

You moron!


Nice to meet you.

My name is Edgar.

Wake up, man! Give me your watch.

Hurry up, you ass!

You wanna die? Wanna be shot at?

In the head? That's it.

Where's the money? I said money!

You call this money?

Give me your money, come one!

What is that thing over there?

- My cell phone.

- Give me that.

- What else do you have? What else?

- Nothing.


Have a nice day, pal.

Shit! I was mugged!

What if he'd get a shot off?

It could've been fun.

What could I have done

for him to shoot me?

What if I did this?

Or this?

Oh! FON FON, the teddy bear.

You fucking vagabonds!

Hey, DArtagnan. Wake up.

Come eat something.

Man, drop that fucking

magazine and come eat something.

I'm coming, bro.

- Come on!

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Jonathan W. Stokes

Jonathan Witte Stokes is a film director, screenwriter, and producer. He is also an entrepreneur who created ValueWiki which was acquired by Wikia in 2010. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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