A fine film, most of which is set in a Mexican prison: El Pueblito in Tijuana. I had never heard of it until I saw it on Netflix. The Box Office report from IMDB confirms my suspicion that it was never released in the US:
Opening Weekend:RUR 11,951,425 (Russia) (25 March 2012) (217 Screens)
Gross:$7,378,034 (Non-USA) (2 August 2012)
Could this be backlash from Mel running off at the mouth a while back? Hmmm. We elect actors to important positions, we have actors selling all kinds of products and charities. Could it be that Americans can't tell the difference between truth and fiction? Which groups of people get more press coverage: professional athletes, politicians or actors? Just because someone is a jerk in real life does not mean he's not a good actor. I suppose he pissed some people off. That's what they get for listening to the news.
See the way Mel is holding the gun in the picture above? Mel holds the gun sideways like that in a couple of scenes in the movie as well. I've heard gun people decry this as foolishness, it's only done to look cool. Nobody who is serious about shooting would hold a gun like this. It seems to me that it would work just as well as holding it upright, you might need to practice a bit to be able to hit anything, but really there is no reason it couldn't work. I suppose I'll have to try it sometime, just to see.