Clint Eastwood stars as Earl Stone, a man who is ninety years old, broke, alone, and facing foreclosure of his business when he is offered a job that simply requires him to drive. Easy enough, but, unbeknownst to Earl, he's just signed on as a drug courier for a Mexican cartel. He does well, so well, in fact, that his cargo increases exponentially, and Earl is assigned a handler. But he isn't the only one keeping tabs on Earl. The mysterious new drug mule has also hit the radar of hard-charging D.E.A. Agent Colin Bates (Bradley Cooper). And even as his money problems become a thing of the past, Earl's past mistakes start to weigh heavily on him, and it's uncertain if he'll have time to right those wrongs before law enforcement, or the cartel's enforcers, catch up to him.
This film was based on the true story of Leo "Tata" Sharp, a fellow who spent ten years as a mule for the Sinaloa cartel, the powerful drug-trafficking ring on earth. Rather than strictly running from El Paso to Chicago, as depicted in the film, Tata primarily moved the drugs from safe houses in Arizona and delivered them to locations in Detroit, Boston, as well as Chicago. He also transported cash for the cartel. See more »
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 »
You're right. I thought it was more important to be somebody out there than the damn failure I was here at my own home.
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More Today Than Yesterday
Written by Pat Upton (as Patrick Upton)
Performed by The Spiral Starecase (as Spiral Staircase)
Courtesy of Columbia Records
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I'll keep it short. Not a bad movie, a little slow but just enough to keep you interested. Good acting, funny wise cracks, ending kind of a let down. Still better than 90% of the movie out there. 7/10
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