Thursday, April 5, 2012

Get the Gringo

Get the Gringo Director: Adrian Grunberg Starring: Mel Gibson, Kevin Hernandez, Daniel Gimenez Cacho, Dolores Heredia, Peter Gerety, Peter Stormare, Jesus Ochoa, Roberto Sosa, Bob Gunton, Patrick Bauchau, Tenoch Huerta Mejia, Scott Cohen, Dean Norris, Fernando Becerril Driver (Mel Gibson) is a professional criminal who lands himself in "El Pueblito," the most notorious Mexican prison. Apprehended after a mad dash car chase through the desert dressed in a clown face and loaded with cash the Mexican authorities decide to keep the Gringo to the consternation of the US Marshals. In the over crowed cess pit, Driver survives by keeping his head down and befriending a tough 10-year-old urchin (Kevin Hernandez). The boy is incarcerated with his mother (Dolores Heredia) and singularly determined to take revenge on the man who killed his father. Meantime the prison's insidious overlord, Javi (Daniel Gimenez Cacho) has designs of the young lad as a liver donor for transplant. Just about what you can expect form a Mel Gibson movie and certainly not for the squeamish, but will definitely suit the action junkies. Think Sam Peckinpah and Midnight Express meets the Shawshank Redemption and you are about there. I like Mel Gibson and would certainly recommend this one.

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