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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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Jerry Welbach
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Samantha Barzel
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Winston Baldry
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Ted Slocum
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Bernie Nayman
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Well Dressed Black Man
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Frank
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Arnold Margolese
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Car Thief #1
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Beck
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Joe the Pawnshop Owner
Mayra Serbulo ...
Emanuelle (as Maira Serbulo)
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Gunsmith
Alan Ciangherotti ...
Gunsmith's Assistant (as Alan Cianguerotti)
Melisa Romero ...
Gunsmith's Daughter
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Tropillo
Daniel Escobar ...
Raoul
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Estelle
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Bobby Victory
Jorge Malpica ...
Mexican Gas Station Clerk
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Mexican Policeman
Steve Rossi ...
Vegas M.C.
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Vegas Busboy
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Vegas Onlooker
Ariane Pellicer ...
Mexican Ticket Agent
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Mexican Car Rental Rep
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Mexican Bartender
Alfredo Escobar ...
Car Thief #2
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Car Thief #3
Fermín Martínez ...
Chicken Farmer
José Carlos Rodríguez ...
Hotel Clerk
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Junk Yard Proprietor (as Gustavo Aguilar)
Lucía Pailles ...
Mexican Woman at Phone
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2nd Man with Gun
Humberto Fernández Tristan ...
Nobleman
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Nobleman's Son
Fausta Torres ...
Elderly Mexican Lady
Loló Navarro ...
Chosen Grandmother
Emiliano Guerra ...
Small Boy with Flashlight
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Big Car Thief #4
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Mother
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Hotel Security
William Fuller ...
Big Tom
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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 Lopez ...
Border Patrol Officer (uncredited)
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Diner Patron (uncredited)
Bob Pepper ...
Food Court Patron (uncredited)
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Security (uncredited)
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Nightclub Customer #4 (uncredited)

Directed by

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Gore Verbinski

Written by

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J.H. Wyman ... (written by)

Produced by

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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

Music by

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Alan Silvestri

Cinematography by

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Dariusz Wolski

Film Editing by

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Craig Wood

Editorial Department

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Tony Bacigalupi ... assistant editor
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

Casting By

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Denise Chamian

Production Design by

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Cecilia Montiel

Art Direction by

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Michael Atwell
Diego Sandoval
Jennifer Vogt ... co-art director

Set Decoration by

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Sandra Cabriada
Robert Greenfield

Costume Design by

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Colleen Atwood

Makeup Department

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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
Sandra Migueli ... makeup artist
Randy Westgate ... key makeup artist
Carol F. Doran ... wig maker (uncredited)

Production Management

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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

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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

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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
Brian Dott ... prop builder
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

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Mike Anderson ... utility sound
Michael Axinn ... assistant adr editor (as Mike Axinn)
Christopher Barron ... digital sound transferer (as Chris Barron)
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 Hammermann ... 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

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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

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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) / 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 / digital animator: PDI / digital artist: PDI
Kymber Lim ... visual effects producer: Method Studios
Michael Macias ... digital animator: PDI / 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

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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

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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
Sergius Nafa ... "b" camera (as Serge Nofield)
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

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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

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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)

Location Management

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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

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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 / 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)

Script and Continuity Department

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Randi Feldman ... script supervisor: additional photography
Cate Hardman ... script supervisor

Transportation Department

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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

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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
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
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) / technical advisor (uncredited)
Jesus Quinones ... wrangler (uncredited)
Kimberly Rach ... production coordinator (uncredited)
Jamie Worlds ... post-production accountant (uncredited)

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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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Taglines love with the safety off See more »
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Also Known As
  • La mexicana (Mexico)
  • Le Mexicain (France)
  • Mexican (Germany)
  • Mexican - Eine heiße Liebe (Germany)
  • Ο Μεξικάνος (Greece)
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Runtime
  • 123 min
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Box Office

Budget $35,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $20,108,829, 04 Mar 2001
Cumulative Worldwide Gross $81,000,000

Did You Know?

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Trivia Throughout the film, Jerry (Brad Pitt) (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 Toluca City is a large industrial-urban city, 30 minutes by car from Mexico City. It is not an old rural town. Because of its closeness to Mexico City, no airline flies between the two cities. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in The Making of 'The Mexican' (2001). See more »
Soundtracks El Cable See more »
Crazy Credits At the very end of the credits, Samantha whispers "I love you, Jerry". See more »
Quotes Leroy: I have to ask you a question... and it's an important one so, I want you to think about the answer before you give it to me. Okay?
Samantha: Okay
Leroy: When two people love each other - Really... Love each other - but they just can't get it together, when do you get to that point where enough is enough?
Samantha: [mouth agape, stunned look, realizing he's talking about her] Tha?... oh, well... that's... you know... um... you know it's Over when... okay, I have, like, these psychosomatic, insomniatic manifestations of... uh, well here's the thing about me: I'm a product of my emotions, versus being a product of my environment, like HIM, which he is, exactly, just THAT, environmental... uh uh I need sunshine to grow; that's who I am, and uh with the projection of the... I have goals
[pause, smiles, nods to indicate she's done]
Leroy: That's your answer?
Samantha: Yah
Leroy: That's not right. I mean, there's a right answer here, but that's not it
[exhales sharply]
Leroy: Look, in my business you're surrounded by loneliness, and finality. Now I don't care what your take is on an afterlife, when people die, it's scary. And they go alone. Now the people that I send off, that have experienced love, they're a little less scared. I mean they're still scared, but there's... a calmness to 'em, and I think that comes from the knowledge that somebody, somewhere loved 'em, and cared for 'em, and will miss 'em. Now I see that from time to time, and I am awed by it. I don't think I'd be telling you any of this if it wasn't for Frank. Anyway, it's a loaded question. Look, when two people love each other - Totally, TRUTHfully, all the way Love each other - the answer to that question is simple, especially in your case. When do you get to that point where enough is enough? Never... Never
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