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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
Alison Eastwood ... Iris
Michael Peña ... DEA Agent
Devon Ogden ... Pretty Woman
Andy Garcia ... Laton
Laurence Fishburne ... DEA Special Agent
Clifton Collins Jr. ... Gustavo
Dianne Wiest ... Mary
Ignacio Serricchio ... Julio
Jill Flint ... Pam
Robert LaSardo ... Emilio
Noel Gugliemi ... Bald Rob
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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.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Nobody Runs Forever 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

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:

$93,424,689, 17 January 2019

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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

Runtime:

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

This was the second collaboration between director Clint Eastwood and writer Nick Schenk, after Gran Torino (2008). See more »

Goofs

When Earl completes his second run, in the new black truck, he parks at the motel and exits without putting the keys in the glove compartment. (console) See more »

Quotes

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

Featured in Toby Keith: Don't Let the Old Man In (2018) See more »

Soundtracks

Don't Let the Old Man In
Performed by Toby Keith.
Plays over the closing credits.
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The Mule...Clint Eastwood has done it again
31 December 2018 | by codywkansasSee all my reviews

I recently went to see the mule and other than the woman sitting in front of me, with which must be the biggest head ever, which blocked off the entire left side of the screen. And which caused me to have to leave my perfectly centered chair and abandon my friends, because when I watch a movie I want to see the movie, nothing else. OTHER THAN THAT I LOVED THE MULE. It is not as action packed as you may think and thus actually reveals a bit more realistic approach then the generic drug movie would convey. It takes its time to show how the hero (Clint Eastwood) a 90 year old has made mistakes in his life and is going through a bit of exceptance in the sorta way that captures our attention. This along with extraordinary acting by Eastwood makes this a movie that I will be buying on blue ray AND HONESTLY... I love it more than Grand Torino. Thank you Mr. Eastwood for letting me be able to watch a movie that I will Cherish for as long as I will live. From now on... when I ask about a good movie I'll think...how close does it come to being as good as The Mule.

-Cody W. Kipp


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