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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)
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Gunsmith's Assistant (as Alan Cianguerotti)
Melisa Romero ...
Gunsmith's Daughter
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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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$57,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$20,108,829 (USA) (4 March 2001)

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$66,808,615 (USA) (27 May 2001)
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Trivia

Throughout the film, Jerry (and others) is seen to carry his handgun inside the front of the waistband but without a holster. Appropriate to the movie, this is known as "Mexican carry". See more »

Goofs

When Jerry initially retrieves his revolver from his luggage before going into the bar to find Beck, he opens the cylinder and a couple of cartridges fall out. In the process of reloading, he spins the cylinder and several clicks are audible. An open cylinder on this type of firearm would spin freely and would not click. (The clicks might be heard as part of the lockup mechanism if the cylinder was spun while closed.) 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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You're Nobody 'til Somebody Loves You
Written by James Cavanaugh, Russ Morgan, and Larry Stock
Performed by Dean Martin
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Under license from EMI-Capitol Music Special Markets
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I had a very good time watching this movie
22 November 2004 | by (Tessenderlo, Belgium) – See all my reviews

Personally I had a very good time watching this movie, but it seems like I'm one of the few. I don't know why, but the voters on this website always seem to hate comedies if they aren't from the hand of some cult-director. Does a movie always have to be a great drama or an exciting thriller? Not if you ask me, but I'm only one of many over here of course.

It's true, the movie is a little chaotic from time to time. It isn't an overproduced Hollywood movie that takes itself too serious and that's exactly where its charm is in it for me. I loved to see Brad Pitt as the clumsy criminal who always is able to do something wrong. The same for Julia Roberts as his hysterical girlfriend and James Gandolfini as the gay hit man who has kidnapped her.

I know, it's not done to say that you liked to see Julia Roberts play a certain role and Brad Pitt can never be good as a comical actor... Well, perhaps it is time for some people to broaden their minds. Don't believe what everybody says, watch it for yourself and form your own opinion. I liked it and I give it an 8/10.


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