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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 »

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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:

$92,272,454, 15 January 2019

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$95,872,454, 15 January 2019
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Yves Bélanger's inclusion as cinematographer marked the first time Clint Eastwood did not work with Tom Stern as his cinematographer on a feature film in eighteen years. Stern worked as a gaffer on several of Eastwood's films from the 1980s into the early 2000s, before being promoted to director of photography on every scripted feature-length film by Eastwood, starting with Blood Work (2002) (Stern's first cinematography credit) to The 15:17 to Paris (2018) (Eastwood's earlier 2018 film). 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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Soundtracks

More Today Than Yesterday
Performed by Spiral Staircase
Earl listens to the song as he drives his truck.
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Clint Eastwood's slow burn of a film....
15 December 2018 | by terceira829See all my reviews

In my personal opinion no one does a slow burn better then Mr. Eastwood. His cinematography, lighting and ambience develops slowly... he's in no hurry to tell his story and that's what makes him such a great storyteller. We experience the anxiety of his first few trips and along with everyone else in the theatre...we wait for the other shoe to drop. His showcased advanced age along with his hunched posture and shuffled walk in this film is the perfect antagonist for what is expected and asked of him. We are privy to comparisons of his choices of work over family. Eastwood seems to have no regret or recollection of his daughters wedding whilst receiving an award for his prized lilies. He continues to be the "Mule" knowing all too well the consequences of his actions. Redemption is a very big price. Eastwood shines here. Don't expect a lot of action... but this film is a study in character... which is what Eastwood does best.


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