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      Mel Gibson movie filmed in Brownsville skips American theaters

      It was one of the most shared stories in Action 4 News history.

      News of Hollywood actor Mel Gibson filming a movie in Brownsville got more than 1,000 shares on Facebook alone.

      The movie "Get The Gringo" features Gibson as a rough, career criminal who ends up in a Mexican jail.

      That's where his life changes after meeting a woman and her 9-year-old son.

      Originally titled "How I Spent My Summer Vacation," the $20 million dollar movie was filmed in Brownsville, San Diego and Veracruz.

      But the film was only shown in the United States at its world premiere in Austin, Texas.

      The action movie's been shown in theaters in Russia, Israel and other countries netting $4.5 million dollars overseas.

      The Mexican movie theater chain Cinpolis is debuting the film south of the border on Friday, June 22nd.

      Despite the June 22nd release date for Mexico, screenings for "Atrapen Al Gringo" may be different for local border cities such as Reynosa and Matamoros.

      Get The Gringo will not be shown in American movie theaters.

      Instead, the film is only available through DirecTV's Video On Demand service.

      Those who don't have DirecTV will have to wait until July 17th.

      That's when get the movie is expected to be released on Blu-Ray and DVD.