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The Mule (2018)

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A 90-year-old horticulturist and Korean War veteran is caught transporting $3 million worth of cocaine through Illinois for a Mexican drug cartel.

Director:

Clint Eastwood

Writers:

Sam Dolnick (inspired by the New York Times Magazine Article "The Sinaloa Cartel's 90-Year Old Drug Mule" by), Nick Schenk
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Cast

Credited cast:
Bradley Cooper ... Colin Bates
Clint Eastwood ... Earl Stone
Manny Montana ... Axl
Taissa Farmiga ... Ginny
Michael Peña ... Trevino
Andy Garcia ... Laton
Laurence Fishburne ... DEA Special Agent
Alison Eastwood ... Iris
Dianne Wiest ... Mary
Richard Herd
Clifton Collins Jr. ... Gustavo
Jill Flint ... Pam
Ignacio Serricchio ... Julio
Robert LaSardo ... Emilio
Noel Gugliemi ... Bald Rob
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Storyline

A 90-year-old horticulturist and Korean War veteran is caught transporting $3 million worth of cocaine through Illinois for a Mexican drug cartel.

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Inspired by a True Story See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language throughout and brief sexuality/nudity | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

Filmnegah [Iran] | Official Facebook | See more »

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

14 December 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Mule See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$17,509,431, 16 December 2018, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$103,171,276, 18 February 2019

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$97,924,689, 17 January 2019
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (7.1 surround)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

This was the first theatrically released film for actor Loren Dean since Conviction (2010), which starred Hilary Swank, who co-starred in Million Dollar Baby (2004), which was also directed by and starred Clint Eastwood. Dean previously worked with Eastwood on Space Cowboys (2000). See more »

Goofs

When driving past White Sands National Monument, Earl is driving on white gypsum road with sand dunes on both sides. This type of road is only found within the National Monument. The road past the monument is a paved US highway and sand dunes are not on both sides of the highway. See more »

Quotes

Earl Stone: For what it's worth, I'm sorry for everything.
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Connections

Referenced in The Mule: Clint Eastwood - The Legacy Continues (2018) See more »

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More Today Than Yesterday
Performed by Spiral Staircase
Earl listens to the song as he drives his truck.
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Clint Eastwood shines in what might be his final acting role!
29 December 2018 | by b_kiteSee all my reviews

Without a doubt weather you love him or hate him Clint Eastwood is definitely one of the most iconic figures in movie cinema. Eastwood's ability to keep directing movies at near 90 years of age is just astonishing to me. While he's definitely slowed down his acting in the last decade (I figured Gran Torino would have been his sawn song) he actually managed to put out a baseball movie and now The Mule the true story of a 90 year old man who became the Mexican drug cartals best carrier. While critics have been rather skeptical towards the movie anyone who knows Eastwood can relate to the movie itself, the main story here is that Eastwood's character has never really been there for his family, which in turn has turned his ex wife and daughter against him. When one thinks it makes you wonder if this isn't a real play on Eastwood's real life. After all the man fathered at least 8 known children from 6 different women. I won't ramble on, but, there's enough comedic moments here to level out the dramatic moments. It's a role I believe Eastwood turned into a play on his actual life in some instances and if this is his swan song in acting then what a way to go.


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