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Aka “How I Spent My Summer Vacation”, which, for my money, is the better title, though I guess I can see how it might confuse some people. “Get The Gringo” sounds more Mel Gibson-y, I guess, more action-ready. “How I Spent My Summer Vacation” sounds a tad too, I don’t know, After School-y? In any case, here’s a new trailer for Gibson’s “Get The Gringo”, which will be coming to a VOD retailer near you May 1s, 2012. Yup, it’s bypassing theaters completely. This is entirely star/producer Gibson’s idea, we’re told. Hmm…
It’s been a bad day for Driver (Gibson) and it’s not getting any better. He just made a big haul of millions that would give him a nice summer vacation on easy street. A good idea that went south — literally. During a high-speed car chase with the US Border Patrol, and a bleeding body in his back seat, Driver flips his car smashing through the border wall, tumbling violently, coming to a stop … in Mexico. Apprehended by the Mexican authorities, he is sent to a hard-core prison where he enters the strange and dangerous world of “El Pueblito”, the worst prison in all of Mexico. Not an easy place for an outsider such as Driver to survive, unless it’s with the help of someone who knows the ropes – a 10 year-old kid.
Also starring Peter Stormare, Dean Norris, Bob Gunton, Scott Cohen, Patrick Bauchau, and Kevin Hernandez.
Adrian Grunberg directs.
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