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The Mexican (2001)

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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Well Dressed Black Man
Mayra Serbulo ...
Emanuelle (as Maira Serbulo)
Salvador Sánchez ...
Alan Ciangherotti ...
Gunsmith's Assistant (as Alan Cianguerotti)
Melisa Romero ...
Gunsmith's Daughter


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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

2 March 2001 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Mexican  »


Box Office


$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:

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


This was originally set to be a David Fincher project. See more »


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 »


Leroy: Kevlar is for pussies
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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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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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