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

Earl Stone is a 90-year-old horticulturist and Korean War veteran who is facing financial ruin and is estranged from his family. Desperate for money, he becomes a "mule" transporting cocaine through Illinois for a Mexican drug cartel. He becomes a sort of "Robin Hood" with his ill gotten money, renovating his VFW Post and paying for his gran-daughter's wedding. He makes peace with his ex wife before her death as the DEA and the cartel close in on him..

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 December 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

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

Gross USA:

$17,509,431, 16 December 2018
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Near the end of the film's trailer released on October 4, 2018, an excerpt from Sergei Rachmaninoff's "Rhapsody on a Theme by Paginini" can be heard. See more »

Goofs

During Earl's first trip as a mule, in an overhead shot, you can see the traffic headlights in the background where the production crew had stopped highway traffic to shoot the scene. See more »

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Clint Eastwood's Best Acting Performance
15 December 2018 | by singersongwriter-06857See all my reviews

This has got to be one of Eastwood's best films. In every way it is great, from the acting to the story to the pacing, etc. Was gripping and engaging from the very start to the powerful ending.

The Mule is up there with his best films such as Million Dollar Baby, Unforgiven, Letters from Iwo Jima, American Sniper and Mystic River. The Mule is an Instant classic. At his age of 88, it is hard to imagine he has many more great films left in him but if not, he will certainly go out on a high note with this masterpiece!

This is one not to be missed. It deserves a lot of attention come Oscar time!


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