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The Matador (2005)

R  |   |  Comedy, Crime, Drama  |  27 January 2006 (USA)
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A globetrotting hitman and a crestfallen businessman meet in a hotel bar in Mexico City in an encounter that draws them together in a way neither expected.

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Arlin Miller ...
Radio DJ (voice)
Azucena Medina ...
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Wiveca Bonerais ...
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Genevive
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Skinny Mexican Man
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Hotel Bartender 1
Ramon Alvarez ...
Shooting Stand Owner
Luz Maria Molina ...
School Girl
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Carolyn Horwitz ...
Cantina Turista #1
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Storyline

A chance encounter between a travelling salesman and a lonely hitman triggers a strangely profound relationship which provokes each to act in ways neither would have imagined possible. Fate steps in to form a friendship between two men from irreconcilable worlds that will alter the lives of both forever. Written by Arclight Films

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hitman | mexico city | bar | mexico | luck | See All (297) »

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A hitman and a salesman walk into a bar...


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Rated R for strong sexual content and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

27 January 2006 (USA)  »

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Matador  »

Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$92,312 (USA) (30 December 2005)

Gross:

$12,570,442 (USA) (17 March 2006)
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Trivia

The film was shot in just 40 days in and around Mexico City. See more »

Goofs

When Julian and Danny are at the bullfight, Danny is wearing a light blue shirt and khaki pants. Afterwards when they're both having a drink at the outdoor cafe, Danny appears to be wearing a yellow button down shirt under his jacket with dark blue pants. The scene immediately after, when Danny is sitting on the floor listening to a message from his partner, he is back to wearing the light blue shirt and khaki pants. See more »

Quotes

Hotel Bartender 1: How you here for business or pleasure, sir?
Julian Noble: My business is my pleasure.
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Garbageman
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Written by Lux Interior (as Interior) and Poison Ivy Rorschach (as Rorshach)
Performed by The Cramps
Courtesy of Capitol Records
Under License from EMI Film & Television Music
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stink stank stunk
18 February 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

What little corner of the human mind did the marketers tickle on this one? Because by God . . . to the tune of Beethoven's 5th . . . this movie stank! Maybe it's some sort of pseudo sophistication people feel by laughing at (with?) Brosnan's character's vile . . . humor? This movie was stupid, pointless, crap. Can we separate out the Canadian vote, so I can see if there is yet another reason to move to Canada? I'm there if the average Canadian vote for this stinker was under 3.

What was redeeming about the story? Didn't people guess it? I didn't care anyway. How about Hope Davis? What made her character appealing at all? And the Greg Kinnear Permo-Look-o-Wonder -- started to look pretty stupid after awhile -- makes me want to wait a few movies before I see him again. And I like Greg Kinnear.

It's been an awful year for movies this year. Maybe dragging out one with some usual faves, and putting a good marketing spin on it, made people give it a high rating. I think IMDb is becoming less and less reliable.


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