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The Mexican -- 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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Release Date:
2 March 2001 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
love with the safety off
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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3 wins & 1 nomination See more »
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I liked it, but thats just me See more (345 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Brad Pitt ... Jerry Welbach

Julia Roberts ... Samantha Barzel

James Gandolfini ... Winston Baldry

J.K. Simmons ... Ted Slocum

Bob Balaban ... Bernie Nayman

Sherman Augustus ... Well Dressed Black Man

Michael Cerveris ... Frank

Gene Hackman ... Arnold Margolese

Richard Coca ... Car Thief #1

David Krumholtz ... Beck

Castulo Guerra ... Joe the Pawnshop Owner
Mayra Serbulo ... Emanuelle (as Maira Serbulo)
Salvador Sánchez ... Gunsmith
Alan Ciangherotti ... Gunsmith's Assistant (as Alan Cianguerotti)
Melisa Romero ... Gunsmith's Daughter

Ernesto Gómez Cruz ... Tropillo
Daniel Escobar ... Raoul

Dale Raoul ... Estelle

Jeremy Roberts ... Bobby Victory
Jorge Malpica ... Mexican Gas Station Clerk

Pedro Armendáriz Jr. ... Mexican Policeman
Steve Rossi ... Vegas M.C.

Clint Curtis ... Vegas Busboy

Lawrence Bender ... Vegas Onlooker
Ariane Pellicer ... Mexican Ticket Agent

Carlos Lacamara ... Mexican Car Rental Rep

Daniel Zacapa ... Mexican Bartender
Alfredo Escobar ... Car Thief #2

Luis Artagnan ... Car Thief #3
Fermín Martínez ... Chicken Farmer
José Carlos Rodríguez ... Hotel Clerk
Gustavo Aguilar Tejada ... Junk Yard Proprietor (as Gustavo Aguilar)
Lucía Pailles ... Mexican Woman at Phone

Gilberto Barraza ... 2nd Man with Gun
Humberto Fernández Tristan ... Nobleman

Luis Felipe Tovar ... Nobleman's Son
Fausta Torres ... Elderly Mexican Lady
Loló Navarro ... Chosen Grandmother
Emiliano Guerra ... Small Boy with Flashlight

Miguel Ángel Fuentes ... Big Car Thief #4

Angelina Peláez ... Mother
Arthur Taxier ... Hotel Security
William Fuller ... Big Tom

Gerardo Taracena ... Reveler to Fire Gun
John Pisci ... Musician
Rudy Aikels ... Musician
Ronald Simone ... Musician
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Bonnie Joy Ashley ... Mom (uncredited)
Scott Beringer ... Security (uncredited)
Eloissa Florez ... Village Girl (uncredited)
Harv Lawrence ... Tourist Bar Patron (uncredited)
Marco López ... Border Patrol Officer (uncredited)

Gloria M. Malgarini ... Diner Patron (uncredited)
Bob Pepper ... Food Court Patron (uncredited)

Morgan Strebler ... Security (uncredited)

Michael A. Tessiero ... Nightclub Customer #4 (uncredited)

Directed by
Gore Verbinski 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
J.H. Wyman (written by)

Produced by
John Baldecchi .... producer
Christopher Ball .... executive producer
William S. Beasley .... co-producer
Lawrence Bender .... producer
Paul Hellerman .... co-producer
Aaron Ryder .... executive producer
William Tyrer .... executive producer (as William Tyrer)
J.H. Wyman .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Alan Silvestri 
 
Cinematography by
Dariusz Wolski 
 
Film Editing by
Craig Wood 
 
Casting by
Denise Chamian 
 
Production Design by
Cecilia Montiel 
 
Art Direction by
Michael Atwell 
Diego Sandoval 
Jennifer Vogt (co-art director)
 
Set Decoration by
Sandra Cabriada 
Robert Greenfield 
 
Costume Design by
Colleen Atwood 
 
Makeup Department
Jennifer Aspinall .... makeup artist
Jean Ann Black .... makeup artist
Sheryl Blum .... hair stylist
Bonnie Clevering .... hair stylist: Ms. Roberts
Richard Dean .... makeup artist: Ms. Roberts
Mary L. Mastro .... hair department head
Randy Westgate .... key makeup artist
Carol F. Doran .... wig maker (uncredited)
 
Production Management
William S. Beasley .... unit production manager
Steph Benseman .... unit production manager
Arturo del Río .... unit manager (as Arturo Del Rio)
Ricardo Del Río .... unit production manager: Mexico
Erica Frauman .... post-production supervisor
David Frost .... production manager: Mexico
Sharyn Shimada-Huggins .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Benita Allen .... first assistant director (as Benita Allen-Honess)
M. James Arnett .... second unit director
Dieter Busch .... second second assistant director
Giselle Gurza .... second second assistant director
Yvette Gurza .... second assistant director
Frederic Roth .... second assistant director
Joaquin Silva .... second assistant director: Mexico
René Villarreal .... first assistant director: Mexico
 
Art Department
Maite Argüelles .... art department coordinator
George Atamian .... set dresser
Alejandro Ayala .... construction coordinator: Mexico
Jim Bandsuh .... illustrator
Colin Bardon .... carpenter
Alida Castelan .... construction tracker
Rene Corona .... swing
Joaquín de la Riva .... set dressing assistant
Marcelo Del Rio .... set designer
Brendan C. Fenton .... set dresser
Juan Pablo García .... set designer
Pete Gikas .... set dresser: Las Vegas
Randal R. Groves .... location foreman
Bob Huffman .... propmaker foreman
Christopher Humbracht .... props
Ann Knight .... buyer
Eduardo Martinez Gonzalez .... head carpenter
John Hammer Maxwell .... on-set dresser (as John H. Maxwell)
Sean O'Connell .... set dresser
Kris Peck .... assistant property master
Laurel Pickering .... lead painter
Jeff Plauster .... gang boss
Ric Prier .... set dresser: Las Vegas
Tomas Rodriguez Tovar .... leadman
Ashley Sibille .... art department coordinator
David Snodgrass .... set dresser: Las Vegas
John Stone .... construction coordinator
Giovanni Tartaglia .... assistant props: Las Vegas
Tommy Tomlinson .... property master
Cole Young .... carpenter
 
Sound Department
Mike Anderson .... utility sound
Michael Axinn .... assistant adr editor (as Mike Axinn)
Chris Barron .... digital sound transferer
Karen Brocco .... assistant dialogue editor
Lindakay Brown .... dialogue editor
Tim Burby .... digital sound transferer
Brian Chumney .... digital support
John Countryman .... digital sound transferer
Travis Crenshaw .... machine room operator
Dean Drabin .... adr mixer
Edwin Dunkley .... video services
Tony Eckert .... foley mixer
Sean England .... machine room operator
Dylan A. Flores .... adr mixer (as Diana Flores)
Doug Ford .... engineering services
Megan Fouts .... sound post-production assistant
Jonathan Greber .... digital sound transferer
J.R. Grubbs .... sound effects editor
Howie Hammerman .... engineering services
Tim Holland .... supervising sound editor
Larry Hopkins .... layback sound mixer
David Hunter .... digital support
Bruce Lacey .... adr supervisor
Mike Lane .... sound post-production assistant
Greg LaPlante .... digital mastering
Brian Magerkurth .... machine room operator
Frank 'Pepe' Merel .... foley recordist
Ernesto Muñoz .... boom operator
Tom Myers .... sound designer
Eva Napolean .... sound post-production assistant
Jonathan Null .... foley editor (as Jon Null)
Lee Orloff .... production sound mixer
Thomas A. Payne .... boom operator
Ronald G. Roumas .... sound re-recordist
Gary Rydstrom .... re-recording mixer
Dennis S. Sands .... re-recording mixer (as Dennis Sands)
Jurgen Scharpf .... sound mix technician
Cary Stratton .... adr recordist
Gary Summers .... re-recording mixer
Addison Teague .... supervising assistant sound editor
Dennie Thorpe .... foley artist
John Torrijos .... video services
Jana Vance .... foley artist
Karen G. Wilson .... dialogue editor (as Karen Wilson)
Colin O'Neill .... digital audio technician (uncredited)
Chris Roberts .... adr mixer: UK (uncredited)
Addison Teague .... sound effects editor (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
David J. Barker .... assistant special effects: Las Vegas
Jose A. Cordero .... special effects assistant: Mexico (as Jose Angel Cordero Perez)
Laurencio Cordero .... special effects coordinator: Mexico unit
Manuel Cordero .... special effects assistant: Mexico
Scott Inoue .... special effects foreman
Matt Kutcher .... special effects coordinator
Andrew J. Loprino .... special effects
Jeffrey Machit .... special effects (as J.C. Machit)
Rosario Reyes .... special effects office coordinator (as Rosario R. Reyes)
 
Visual Effects by
Jessica Abroms .... technical supervisor: PDI
Gianni Aliotti .... digital animator: PDI
Bernadette Castillo .... visual effects coordinator: Method Studios
Richard Chuang .... visual effects supervisor: PDI
Alex Frisch .... visual effects supervisor: Method Studios
Oliver Gondry .... 3D artist: Method Studios
John Hanashiro .... visual effects editor
Nina Harlan .... apprentice artist: Method Studios (as Nina Yoon)
Nina Harlan .... rotoscope artist (as Nina Yoon)
Jason Heapy .... visual effects producer: PDI
Neysa Horsburgh .... visual effects executive producer: Method Studios
Michael Kaelin .... digital compositor: PDI
Mel Kangleon .... color timer: PDI
Mel Kangleon .... digital animator: PDI
Mel Kangleon .... digital artist: PDI
Kymber Lim .... visual effects producer: Method Studios
Michael Macias .... digital animator: PDI
Michael Macias .... digital artist: PDI
Scott McNiel .... visual effects artist: Method Studios
Sean Mullen .... digital compositor: D1 trailer and paintwork: Encore
Jennifer Leo Russ .... visual effects editor (as Jennifer Taylor)
Brandon Sanders .... apprentice artist: Method Studios
Chris Staves .... visual effects artist: Method Studios
Chris Trimble .... digital artist: PDI/Dreamworks
Andreas Wacker .... technical supervisor: Method Studios
Shannon Wiggins .... digital artist: PDI
Erik Winquist .... digital artist: PDI/Dreamworks
Philip R. Garrett .... assistant visual effects editor: PDI/DreamWorks (uncredited)
Stephen Sobisky .... virtual effects project manager (uncredited)
 
Stunts
M. James Arnett .... stunt coordinator (as Jim Arnett)
Seth Arnett .... stunt coordinator
Tom Elliott .... utility stunts
Frank Ferrara .... stunt double: Leroy
Harrison Fuller .... stunt double: William Fuller
Martha Garrido .... stunt double: Gunsmith's Daughter
Tanner Gill .... stunt double: Leroy
Keii Johnston .... utility stunts
Blaze Jones .... precision/stunt driver
David Leitch .... stunt double
Randolph LeRoi .... stunt double: Well Dressed Black Man
Jesus Olaide .... stunt double: Beck
Michael A. Rizza .... precision driver
George A. Sack Jr. .... stunt driver
Matthew Taylor .... stunt double: Brad Pitt
Julie Wagner .... stunt double
Steve Kelso .... stunt coordinator (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Greg Barrera .... electrician: Las Vegas
Reynaldo Barrera .... electrician: Las Vegas
Joaquin Cervera .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Richard Clark .... video playback operator
Michael J. Coo .... key grip
Christopher Duddy .... camera operator
Jon Dwyer .... grip: Las Vegas
Craig Grossmueller .... first assistant camera: second unit
Juan Fernando Guzmán .... electrician
Mitchell K. Hiniker .... grip
Craig Kohtala .... best boy grip
Joe Lamb .... grip: Las Vegas
Jeff Milewsky .... grip: Las Vegas
Daniel Moder .... first assistant camera: "b" camera (as Dan Moder)
Dan Moore .... video operator (as Daniel P. Moore)
Merrick Morton .... still photographer
Serge Nofield .... "b" camera
Andres L. Porras .... camera operator
Deidra Prestridge .... video assist operator: Las Vegas
Gary Sauer .... crane technician
Martin Schaer .... camera operator: "a" camera
Jeremy Settles .... grip
John Skotchdopole .... assistant camera
Rafael E. Sánchez .... gaffer
Tony Varuola .... electrician: Las Vegas
Doug Weinmann .... rigging electric best boy
Steve Wolfe .... second assistant camera
Chris Weigand .... lighting technician (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Sande Alessi .... extras casting
Kristan Berona .... extras casting
Chris Bustard .... extras casting: additional photography
Michael Hothorn .... casting associate
Diane Kirman .... location casting: Las Vegas
Scout Masterson .... casting assistant
Francisco Veyro .... extras casting assistant (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Holly Davis .... key costumer
Alexandria Forster .... key costumer
Enotria Imports Anna Moda inc .... costume design
Jonny Pray .... costume supervisor
Adolfo Ramírez .... wardrobe supervisor
Fran Vega-Buck .... costumer: Ms. Roberts (as Frances Vega)
Sandra O'Toole .... costume textile artist (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Tony Bacigaluppe .... assistant editor (as Tony Bacigalupi)
Gary Burritt .... negative cutter
Martin Cohen .... post-production executive
Brian Dettor .... editorial production assistant
Sven E. Fahlgren .... post-production coordinator
Peter Fandetti .... first assistant editor
Dale E. Grahn .... color timer (as Dale Grahn)
Mark S. Henning .... post-production intern
Nancy Kirhoffer .... post-production consultant
Simon Morgan .... first assistant editor
 
Location Management
Omar Arias González .... assistant location manager
Douglas Dresser .... location manager
Albert Epps .... additional location manager
Nancy Haecker .... location manager: Las Vegas
Lora Hingst .... location assistant
Eric Persons .... key assistant location manager
Mario Ramirez .... location scout
Benjamin Suarez .... location manager: mexico
 
Music Department
Tom Boyd .... oboe soloist
Sandy DeCrescent .... orchestra contractor
George Doering .... musician
Todd Homme .... executive in charge of music
Fred Johnston .... music playback
Kenneth Karman .... music editor (as Ken Karman)
Adam Kay .... assistant music editor
Richard McIlvery .... scoring stage manager
Tao Mijares .... music advisor: mariachi scenes (as René Mijares Tao)
Denise Okimoto .... music editor
Conrad Pope .... orchestrator
Marni Sanders .... copyist
Dennis S. Sands .... music scoring mixer
Alan Silvestri .... conductor
Alan Silvestri .... orchestrator
Steven L. Smith .... music preparation
Sally Stevens .... choir director
Jacqueline Tager .... assistant music editor
Chris Tedesco .... musician: trumpet
Julie Butchko .... Music Clearance (uncredited)
Dan Navarro .... singer (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Brumby Broussard .... driver: Ms. Roberts
Denny Caira .... transportation coordinator
Ricardo Gallarzo Jr. .... transportation coordinator: Real De Catorce
Elvis Greene .... driver: Mr. Pitt
Buddy Hunter .... transportation captain: Las Vegas
Scott Jimerson .... driver
Carlos Ponce de León .... transportation captain
Mike Shannon .... transportation captain
Roger Wooge .... transportation
Gil Amaral .... driver (uncredited)
Everett Everett .... driver (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Vern Abila .... security: Ms. Roberts
David Bifano .... programmer (as Dave Bifano)
Robert Blomstrom .... production assistant: Las Vegas
Emmanuel Cabare .... unit chief
Kristin Conrad .... production coordinator
Marco Polo Constandse .... production assistant
Martin Corkidi .... production assistant
Carolina Cortes .... production assistant
Gina D'Orazio .... production coordinator
Stel Deleon .... second assistant accountant
Roxana Eisenmann .... production coordinator
Marcy Engelman .... publicist: Ms. Roberts
Randi Feldman .... script supervisor: additional photography
Primrose Fukuchi .... assistant accountant: Las Vegas
Brad Furman .... assistant: Ms. Roberts
Marcela Garza .... production assistant
Lili Gonzalez .... production coordinator
Allison Graham .... market producer
Cynthia Graves .... production coordinator
William Shane Grisco .... animal handler (as William S. Grisco)
Cindy Guagenti .... publicist: Mr. Pitt
Sergio Gutierrez .... horse wrangler
Gabriela Gutiérrez .... production assistant
Steven Hacker .... production assistant
Marc A. Hammer .... production coordinator
Cate Hardman .... script supervisor
Joshua T. Harris .... production assistant
Slade Hart .... production assistant
Lisa Hatch .... production assistant: Las Vegas
Jose Maria Hernandez III .... wrangler
'Chico' Hernandez .... livestock coordinator: Mexico (as Jose Maria Hernandez Haro)
Alfredo Hernandez .... head wrangler: Mexico
JoAnn Fregalette Jansen .... choreographer
Ron Keck .... stand-in
Joseph Keideth .... security: Ms. Roberts
John Brian King .... title designer (as Brian King)
Paula Kramer .... assistant production office coordinator (as Paula Piepho)
Scott Leclau .... assistant to executive producer
David Lindsay .... security: Mr. Pitt
Steven Moder .... editorial systems engineer
Steven R. Molen .... production executive
Niamh Murphy .... textile artist
Boone Narr .... animal handler
Amy Ostrower .... key second assistant accountant
Adriana Poblano .... assistant production office coordinator
Judy Pursley .... first assistant accountant
Norma Ramos .... assistant accountant
Amanda Roberts .... production assistant
Arturo Romero .... production accountant: Mexico
Kevin Rosenberg .... production assistant
Taffy Schweickhardt .... payroll accountant
Susan Simone .... production assistant: Las Vegas
Steve Solomon .... animal handler (as Steve M. Solomon)
Lora Somoza .... assistant: Mr. Verbinski
Michael Soppelsa .... security: Mr. Pitt
Jeff Swafford .... assistant to producer
Marsha L. Swinton .... first assistant accountant
Allen E. Taylor .... financial representative
Peggy Tison .... first assistant accountant: Las Vegas (as Peggy Anne Tison-Kirkby)
Bill Vergos .... office production assistant
Sue-Allen Villalva .... travel coordinator
Julie Wagner .... stand-in for Julia Roberts
Jeff Wickline .... first assistant accountant
Cindy Wilkinson Kirven .... executive: Newmarket
Alex L. Worman .... unit publicist
David Zerr .... assistant to producer
Crisoforo Aguilar .... set production assistant: Los Angeles (uncredited)
Paul Ballon .... assistant accountant (uncredited)
Kaiser Clark .... assistant to cast (uncredited)
Bill Gula .... photosonics operator (uncredited)
Michael C. Lund .... assistant production office coordinator: additional photography (uncredited)
Michael Parkhurst .... marketing consultant (uncredited)
Michael Parkhurst .... technical advisor (uncredited)
Jesus Quinones .... wrangler (uncredited)
Kimberly Rach .... production coordinator (uncredited)
Jamie Worlds .... post-production accountant (uncredited)
 

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MPAA:
Rated R for violence and language
Runtime:
123 min
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Argentina:13 | Australia:MA (original rating) (2001) | Australia:M (re-rating on appeal) (2001) | Finland:K-15 | France:Tous publics | Germany:12 | Hong Kong:IIB | Iceland:14 | Malaysia:U (cut) | Malaysia:18PL (uncut) | Netherlands:12 | Norway:15 | Philippines:PG-13 | Portugal:M/12 | Singapore:NC-16 | Singapore:PG (cut) | South Korea:15 | Spain:13 | Sweden:11 | Switzerland:12 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:12 (canton of Vaud) | UK:15 | USA:R (certificate #37984)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
The apparently vicious "rabid dog" in the back of the truck is actually a Golden Retriever with its fur badly trimmed and dyed to look like a mutt - DVD commentary.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: 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:Yeah..."you're just doing your job..."
Ted:Hey, I do what I have to do, okay?
Jerry:Would you listen to yourself? You sound like Schultz from Hogan's Heroes!
[Imitating]
Jerry:"I know nothing! Nothing!"
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Yes Man (2008)See more »
Soundtrack:
Safety DanceSee more »

FAQ

What is The Mexican about?
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9 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
I liked it, but thats just me, 4 March 2001
Author: krista-15

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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