GET THE GRINGO does the best of capturing everything we truly loved about Gibson's performances: charm, wit, humor, edge. The script by Gibson, director Adrian Grunberg and producer Stacey Persky is an original and tight balance of humor, edge, and danger that can very easily be considered an unofficial sequel to the theatrical cut of Gibson's cult favorite, PAYBACK.
While the character of GRINGO's Driver never reveals his actual name, he possesses a lot of the same qualities as PAYBACK's Porter, including a U.S. military tattoo, a chain-smoking habit, sticky fingers, an iron jaw, and a penchant for bloodshed.
Driver is an American criminal who violently crashes his car into the border wall as he tries to outrun the U.S. Border Patrol.
Driver survives the crash only to land inside a hard-core Mexican prison where he enters the strange and dangerous world of "El Pueblito."
Driver finds unlikely guidance from a 10-year-old kid who shows him the ropes.
Grunberg's direction is also solid with an obvious love for Sam Peckinpah paraded throughout.
GET THE GRINGO is the film we've long awaited.