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The Mexican (2001)

 -  Adventure | Comedy | Crime  -  2 March 2001 (USA)
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A man tries to transport an ancient gun called The Mexican, believed to carry a curse, back across the border, while his girlfriend pressures him to give up his criminal ways.

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Ted Slocum
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Bernie Nayman
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Well Dressed Black Man
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Car Thief #1
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Joe the Pawnshop Owner
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Emanuelle (as Maira Serbulo)
Salvador Sánchez ...
Gunsmith
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Gunsmith's Assistant (as Alan Cianguerotti)
Melisa Romero ...
Gunsmith's Daughter
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Storyline

Jerry Welbach is given two ultimatums. His mob boss wants him to travel to Mexico to get a priceless antique pistol called "The Mexican" or he will suffer the consequences. The other ultimatum comes from his girlfriend Samantha, who wants him to end his association with the mob. Jerry figures that being alive, although in trouble with his girlfriend is the better alternative so he heads south of the border. Finding the pistol is easy but getting it home is a whole other matter. The pistol supposedly carries a curse - a curse Jerry is given every reason to believe, especially when Samantha is held hostage by the gay hit man Leroy to ensure the safe return of the pistol. Written by ck

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love with the safety off


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Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »

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Box Office

Budget:

$34,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$1,307,644 (Spain) (17 August 2001)

Gross:

$2,940,996 (Spain) (14 September 2001)
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Trivia

It was on the set of this movie that Julia Roberts met her husband, cameraman Daniel Moder. See more »

Goofs

When Leroy and Sam are in the airport and talking to Jerry on the phone, the time on Leroy's watch jumps from 8:35 to 8:45 between shots. And then when they are sitting outside waiting for Jerry, the time on Leroy's watch is 2:30. See more »

Quotes

Bernie Nayman: It burns my ass to write you a check every week. That's an issue.
Jerry: I can explain what happened
Bernie Nayman: You say to people "I can explain what happened" when it's a once in a while, blue moon thing.
Bobby Victory: It's every time with you, Jerry.
Bernie Nayman: It's every fucking time.
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Crazy Credits

At the very end of the credits, Samantha whispers "I love you, Jerry". See more »

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Safety Dance
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Performed by Men Without Hats
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I liked it, but thats just me
4 March 2001 | by See all my reviews

I can see how some people wouldn't like the movie. It didn't have alot to say about the world. It didn't inspire you to go out and do great things. It wasn't even extremely funny. but I still liked it. I have become accustomed to Hollywood, and their mindless stupid little movies. At least this one had better cinematography. Perhaps it was a bit overcast, and although it might seem like the typical teenager flick actor would fit the part better, that would have turned the movie into just another money making teeny bopper disaster. But as it is the two biggest stars in HOllywood made this movie, and that alone made it a pretty interesting movie. I'm one of those people who like Julia Roberts. I have heard many complaints about her as an actress, but she still tops my list of favorites. SO maybe I'm a bit biased towards the film, but i still thoroughly enjoyed it.


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