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The Mexican (2001)

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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Well Dressed Black Man
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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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Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »

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2 March 2001 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$57,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$20,108,829, 4 March 2001, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$66,808,615, 27 May 2001

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$81,000,000
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Trivia

Jean Reno was originally considered for the part of Leroy. See more »

Goofs

When Jerry is drinking from a bottle of beer he puts it to the left of him on the bench. In another shot, just moments later, the bottle can be seen on the other side of the bench. See more »

Quotes

Jerry: Baby, what are you doing?
Samantha: You said this was your last job, Jerry!
Jerry: What do you want me to say? I'm sorry, I can't, the old lady wants me to quit. Fuck off.
Samantha: Yes! Something like that. Like exactly!
Jerry: I'm not in insurance, sweetie!
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In the middle of the credits, when the first or second song ends, you hear the guy from the car rentals shout "RAOUL !!" See more »

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References The Postman Always Rings Twice (1981) See more »

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Can't help but like this movie.
13 June 2004 | by See all my reviews

I have heard a lot of criticism (sp?) on this movie for various reasons. I have to say that I agree to pretty much every one. The plot is sketchy and incoherent at times, it crosses too many genres, etc. etc. The characters don't fit together right, but that's alright. For me all the flaws are what makes me want to watch The Mexican. For some reason I love this flick, even though I don't really know anyone else who cares for it! Why do I like this movie? I haven't figured that out yet, but I believe it's because I never tried to read that much into it, just sat back and took the trip. It will never make my top 10, but that doesn't mean its not worth repeated viewings. If you haven't seen it, give it a shot.


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