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
Ron Perlman was considered to play Leroy. See more »
The rear view mirror, rosary and the small statue of Our Lady of Guadalupe continually disappear and re-appear during the course of the film. See more »
Yeah..."you're just doing your job..."
Hey, I do what I have to do, okay?
Would you listen to yourself? You sound like Schultz from Hogan's Heroes!
"I know nothing! Nothing!"
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At the very end of the credits, Samantha whispers "I love you, Jerry". See more »
I didn't expect much of this film and was pleasantly surprised at how good it was. Well written (despite what others here have said), well directed (except for the pace which got slow), well acted (both Roberts and Pitt were believable and very funny, and Gandolfini was funny and touching). The criticism of Pitt, Roberts and Gandolfini is especially perplexing, as they were all in top form.
So why all the complaints? I don't get it. Yes, it was 10-15 minutes too long. Yes, it changed tone somewhat drastically near the end. But overall it was surprising, very funny, interesting to look at and fun.
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