Car chases, bloody bodies and a hard-core prison… all in a day’s work. Mel Gibson’s vacation plans take a turn for the worse in the raw, explosive and action-packed GET THE GRINGO, is now available on Blu-ray, DVD and digital download courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment and Icon Productions.
Gibson stars as Driver, an American criminal who violently crashes his car through the border wall as he tries to outrun the U.S. Border Patrol and coming to a screeching halt in Mexico. A Having survived the crash only to land inside a hard-core Mexican prison, Driver enters the strange and dangerous world of “El Pueblito.” In the middle of this ruthless penal colony, Driver must do whatever it takes to survive, even if he must turn to the unlikely guidance from a 10-year-old kid who shows him the ropes.
Featuring a command performance reminiscent of his early action-adventure career, Gibson’s talent is excelled only by his contributions to GET THE GRINGO as the film’s producer and co-screenwriter. Gibson teamed with Adrian Grunberg his first assistant director on APOCALYPTO who co-wrote and debuted as director on this explosive action flick.
Filmed in Mexico, the multi-lingual film also stars Daniel Gimenez Cacho, Jesus Ochoa, Roberto Sosa, Dolores Heredia, Kevin Hernandez, Fernando Becerril, Mayra Serbullo, Mario Zaragoza, Gerardo Taracena, Tenoch Huerta and Peter Gerety. Co-producers include Bruce Davey and Stacy Perskie. A The Blu-ray is loaded with special features including five behind-the-scenes featurettes on the making of the film and a music video.
Mel may be take the lead in this one but there is something to be said for Moms in movies that really kick some ass too! The kid’s Mom in Get the Gringo is a seriously ass-kicking lady! In her honor, we will count down the 5 best ass kicking moms in movies.
Sarah Connor, Terminator 2
In the first Terminator film, we meet Sarah Connor, a college student with a part-time waitressing job. However the Sarah Connor of T2 (set a decade later) is a bad-ass, sculpted Linda Hamilton who will ultimately give birth to John Connor – a messiah figure who will lead the Resistance to defeat an army of robotic Terminators from Skynet.
The Bride, Kill Bill
Uma Thurman plays the kick-ass Beatrix Kiddo, otherwise known as The Bride, in the Kill Bill films. In Kill Bill Part 1, The Bride does not know she is a mother believing her unborn child died when ‘Bill’ attempted to kill her. The Bride sets out on a killing spree, seeking vengeance for the death of her child and the attempt upon her own life, but a surprise waits around the corner…
Elastigirl, The Incredibles
In our opinion, easily the hottest out of all 5 moms mentioned. Though all moms are obviously supermoms for everything they have to deal with, Helen Parr, otherwise known as Elastigirl in The Incredibles, is literally a supermom and part of a superhero family. When she’s not busy raising three kids and keeping a family together, she’s pulling off a daring rescue and saving the world. All in a day’s work for an ass-kicking mom.
Ellen Ripley, Aliens
Ellen Ripley (Sigourney Weaver) may not have been technically a mother in Aliens but she became the motherly figure to Newt, LV-426’s lone survivor, whom she protected from the wrath of the terrifying alien queen. Almost six decades after her crew was wiped out, Ripley gained a sense of survivorship and resourcefulness that proved quite helpful when she and Newt found themselves up against the same species.
Kid’s Mom, Get the Gringo
In Get the Gringo, the kids’s Mom not only has to raise her child as a single mom, she has to do it in a Mexican prison that’s full of corruption, criminals and the worst threat of all, Javi, a crime boss who ultimately wants to kill her child to save his own life. She can’t help be an ass-kicking mom when their lives are constantly in danger and there’s no one within the prison walls they can trust, until the Gringo arrives.
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