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The Mule ()


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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.

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Cast

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Colin Bates
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Earl Stone
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Axl
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Ginny
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Iris
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DEA Agent
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Pretty Woman
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Laton
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DEA Special Agent
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Gustavo
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Mary
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Julio
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Pam
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Emilio
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Bald Rob
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Sarah
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DEA Agent Brown
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Luis Rocha
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Rico
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Eduardo
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Hot 45 Year Old Woman
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Pedestrian
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Pretty Nurse
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Sheriff
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Big Dude
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Chola Girlfriend
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Nerdy Husband
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Assault Rifel Guy
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Chola
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State Trooper
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Sal (as Paul Alayo)
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Younger Ginny
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Attorney
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Illinois State Trooper
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Young Wife
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Jose
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Biker 1 (creditOnly)
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24 Hour Waitress
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Phil
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Ashlyn Bates
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Chicano Gangster #1
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Restaurant patron
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Bridesmaid
Mallory Kidwell ...
Bikini Girl
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Mike
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Bridesmaid
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Mexican-American Guy
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Dave
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Judge
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DEA Agent
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MC
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Prisoner
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DEA Regional Manager
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Swat Captain
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Daylily Computer Guy
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Andres
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Attorney
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Banker
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DEA Agent
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Beauty School Administrator
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Biker #2
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Bodyguard to Laton
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Texas State Trooper
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Kid #2
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Federal Agent
Alexandra Erickson ...
Cheerleader
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DEA Agent
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Pastor
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The Clown
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Helen
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Young Driver
Patti Schellhaas ...
Driver
Jay Gutierrez ...
Cartel Enforcer
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Prisoner
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Woman in Wedding Reception
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DEA Special Agent
Wes Weems ...
Doctor
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Mexican Farm hand #3
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U.S. Marshal
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Driver
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LJ Bates
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Wedding Guest
Angel Luis ...
Cartel Member #1
Gustavo Muñoz ...
Farmhand
Sandra L. Velez ...
Precision Driver
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Kid#1
Billy Richards ...
Helicopter Pilot
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Day Lily Fan
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Asian Bride (uncredited)
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Convention attendee (uncredited)
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Driver (uncredited)
Deron Lillard ...
Wedding Reception Attendee (uncredited)
Roy Luke ...
Convention attendee (uncredited)

Directed by

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Clint Eastwood

Written by

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

Produced by

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Jillian Apfelbaum ... co-producer
David Bernad ... executive producer
Jason Cloth ... executive producer
Clint Eastwood ... producer
Ruben Fleischer ... executive producer
Dan Friedkin ... producer
Aaron L. Gilbert ... executive producer
Todd Hoffman ... executive producer
Jessica Meier ... producer
Tim Moore ... producer
Kristina Rivera ... producer
Bradley Thomas ... producer

Music by

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Arturo Sandoval

Cinematography by

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Yves Bélanger

Film Editing by

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Joel Cox

Editorial Department

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Maxine Gervais ... senior supervising colorist
Chris Giuffrida ... colorist: dailies
Erik Kaufmann ... Senior Finishing Editor
Jeff Pantaleo ... digital colorist
Andrew K. Ross ... post-production coordinator
Denise Woodgerd ... dailies producer

Casting By

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Tara Feldstein ... casting director: Atlanta
Geoffrey Miclat
Chase Paris ... casting director: Atlanta

Production Design by

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Kevin Ishioka

Art Direction by

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Rory Bruen
Julien Pougnier

Set Decoration by

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Ronald R. Reiss

Costume Design by

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Deborah Hopper

Makeup Department

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Lance Aldredge ... hair stylist
Heather Beauvais ... assistant makeup artist
Patricia DeHaney ... hair department head
Chawana Jones ... makeup artist
Janine Maloney ... additional makeup artist: NM unit
Lori McCoy-Bell ... Personal Hairstylist: Bradley Cooper
Devin Shayla Morales ... makeup artist
Jennifer Nieman ... makeup artist
Mollie Siegel ... makeup artist
Jordan Venetis ... makeup artist
Jay Wejebe ... assistant department head make-up
LuAndra Whitehurst ... makeup artist

Production Management

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Mark Scoon ... executive in charge of production

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Stephen S. Campanelli ... second unit director
Jeff Hubbard ... second assistant director
Robert Ratner ... Additional 2nd AD
Zack Smith ... second second assistant director

Art Department

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Carla Bailey ... standby painter
Lance Cheatham ... set dressing leadman: new mexico
Colton Comans ... set dresser
Mick Cummings ... set decoration buyer
Bruce Di Valerio ... construction coordinator
Kel Genovese ... prop assistant
Lindsay Good ... art department coordinator
Mayumi Konishi-Valentine ... set designer
Ji Young Lee ... miscellaneous crew
Clarke McAlarney ... art department assistant
John Moredock ... set designer
Parker Morris ... set dresser
Michael Okuda ... graphic designer
Dan Shoen ... set foreman
Eitan Sonnenberg ... set dresser
Jason Sweers ... lead graphic designer
Garrett Walden ... labor foreman

Sound Department

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Greg Crawford ... adr mixer: Atlanta
John T. Cucci ... foley artist
Craig Dollinger ... boom operator
Michael Dressel ... supervising foley editor
Brittany Ellis ... additional mix technician
Catherine Harper ... foley artist
Colin Heath ... utility sound
Goeun Lee ... sound effects editor
Darrin Mann ... Foley mixer
Darren Maynard ... sound effects editor
Harrison Meyle ... ADR Supervisor
Steven Morrow ... sound mixer
Alan Robert Murray ... supervising sound editor
Dan O'Connell ... foley artist
Willard Overstreet ... foley editor
Tony Pilkington ... re-recording engineer
John T. Reitz ... re-recording mixer
Unsun Song ... sound re-recording mix technician
John St. Denis ... adr mixer: Atlanta
John Joseph Thomas ... sound effects editor
Christian Wenger ... sound effects editor
Dean A. Zupancic ... re-recording mixer

Special Effects by

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Bryan Brimecombe ... special effects technician
Barry Hart ... special effects technician
Wayne Rowe ... special effects coordinator
J.D. Schwalm ... special effects supervisor

Visual Effects by

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Ryan Allen ... compositor
Richard Alonso ... computer graphics artist
Jason Bowers ... digital effects supervisor
Vikas Kaushal ... visual effects artist
Suraj Kaur Khalsa ... vfx production supervisor: Warner Bros
Amit Kumar ... 2d supervisor: prime focus
Adam Ohl ... visual effects producer
Liz Radley ... video & computer graphics supervisor
Rick Sander ... visual effects supervisor: Prime Focus
Jimit Shah ... background prep lead
Abhishek Shaw ... compositor: Prime focus

Stunts

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David Alessi ... precision driver
Trent Brya ... stunt driver
Paul Chappell ... precision driver/precision car coordinator
Doug Coleman ... stunt coordinator
Eliza Coleman ... stunt driver
Scott Dale ... stunt driver / utility stunts
Dean Grimes ... stunt performer
Mitchell Gunter ... Precision Driver
Alexander Hashioka Oatfield ... stunt driver
Bobby Hernandez ... stunt performer
C.C. Ice ... stunts
Jenny Jerman ... precision driver
Warren Jones ... precision driver
Aaron Matthews ... stunts
Allen Robinson ... stunt double: Clint Eastwood
Derek Russo ... stunt performer

Camera and Electrical Department

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Hans Bjerno ... aerial director of photography
Hugh Braselton ... second assistant camera
Stephen S. Campanelli ... camera operator
Tim Chang ... lighting technician
Tyler Childs ... rigging gaffer
Logan Covelli ... camera prep technician
Brandon Crawford ... lighting technician
James B. Crawford ... gaffer
Eric Dvorsky ... aerial camera technician
Michael Dzialowski ... additional first assistant camera
David Elwell ... Assistant chief lighting technician
Terry Fitzpatrick ... 24 frame video playback
Claire Folger ... still photographer
Jordan Gehrig ... Additional Grip
Grayson Hunter ... dimmer board operator
Michael Kellogg ... Digital Imaging Technician
Kyle Leftridge ... grip
Matt Matches ... digital utility
Matthew McGinn ... first assistant camera: "B" camera
Justin Memovich ... set lighting technician
John J. Moers ... documentary cameraman
Owen Patry ... ariel camera operator
Nick Seoane ... set lighting technician
Matt Shearer ... rigging grip

Animation Department

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Becky Altringer ... backgrounds

Casting Department

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Barbara Harris ... adr voice casting
Selena Montania ... casting assistant
Jyl Murray ... extras casting assistant
Eve Streger ... casting associate

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Michael Crow ... assistant costume designer
Chloé Annick Ginsburg ... wardrobe production assistant
Matthew Jerome ... set costumer
Mitchell Ray Kenney ... costume supervisor
Torri Knight ... shopper
Dinah Lightsey ... costumer
Les Morgan ... additional set costumer
Kathy Oberlin ... tailor: United States
Vicente Parada ... set costumer
Laura Simmons ... costume pa
Jack Taggart ... ager/dyer

Location Management

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Chad Boardsen ... location production assistant
Dylan Brodie ... assistant location manager
Clint Fumanti ... key assistant location manager
Justin M. Hamilton ... assistant location manager
Jake Hektoen ... location production assistant
Eric Maldonado ... key assistant location manager
Katie Max ... location coordinator
Patrick Mignano ... supervising location manager
Shani Orona ... location manager: new mexico locations
Dustin Pitan ... key assistant location manager
Walter Smith ... location assistant
Georgia Anne Thompson ... key assistant location manager
Mark Vasconcellos ... location assistant
Elizabeth A. Wright ... location manager

Music Department

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Tom Hardisty ... score recordist
Paul S. Henning ... musician: violin
Oumi Kapila ... musician: trailer music
Kevin Kaska ... supervising orchestrator
Chris McGeary ... music editor
Ryan Robinson ... scoring technical support engineer
Andrew Synowiec ... musician

Transportation Department

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Joe Bernier ... driver: cast
Kevin Dean ... driver
Brian Gregory ... driver: mr. eastwood
Mark Sanchez ... driver
Jeremy Stokes ... driver
Bradford Turner ... driver
Morgan Vinson ... dispatcher
Dawna Bennett ... picture car driver (uncredited)

Other crew

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Coleen Aiello ... key first assistant accountant
Katie Benson ... Floral Designer
Caroline Bielskis ... adr loop group
John Blanford ... production assistant
David Boyle ... business and legal afffairs: Imperative Entertainment
Alex Castillo ... voice actor
Jennifer Davis ... assistant production office coordinator
Cindy Doan ... second assistant accountant
Eric Dvorsky ... aerial ground coordinator
Gino Falsetto ... production executive: Imperative Entertainment
Taylor Flaim ... production secretary
Jennifer Furgal ... payroll assistant
Charlotte Gleason ... set production assistant
Steve Goldstein ... payroll accountant
Vincent 'Chenzy' Graziano ... Office Production Assistant
Karen A. Harris ... assistant to coordinator
Rebecca Hilliard ... Production Coordinator: NM Unit
Jossara Jinaro ... voice actress
Shadan Johnson ... office production assistant
Tyler Kline ... production assistant
Joshua Loiko ... 1st Assistant Accountant: New Mexico
Terry O. Love ... Office Production Assistant
Deion McCarter ... set production assistant
Darin McCormick-Millett ... titles by
Austin Minotto ... production assistant
Allie Moreno ... voice actress
Stacie Motobo ... first assistant accountant
Sinatra Onyewuchi ... set security
Johnny Palomarez Jr. ... stand-in: andy garcia
Emmanuel Pappas ... physical production coordinator: WB
Rob Porter ... Police Coordinator / police coordinator
Elizabeth Rios ... set production assistant
Darin Sahler ... Stand-In for Clint Eastwood
Christopher Sgubin ... stand-in
Brendan Shepherd ... assistant production coordinator/NM
Rachel Thompson ... assistant to executive in charge of production
Joel Tokarsky ... production accountant
Miguel J. Torres ... Office Production Assistant
Kelvin Tyler ... set production assistant
Casey Wayne ... stand-in
Mary Woods ... production coordinator
Daniel Zubiate ... stand in: Clint Eastwood

Production Companies

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Distributors

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Special Effects

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Other Companies

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Storyline

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Plot Summary
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Taglines Nobody Runs Forever See more »
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Additional Details

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Also Known As
  • La mule (France)
  • Mula (Spain)
  • Mula (Serbia)
  • A Mula (Brazil)
  • Hakobiya (Japan)
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Runtime
  • 116 min
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Box Office

Budget $50,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $17,509,431, 16 Dec 2018
Cumulative Worldwide Gross $95,872,454, 15 Jan 2019

Did You Know?

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Trivia The movie was inspired by the story of Leo Sharp, a World War II veteran in his 80s who became the world's oldest and most prolific drug mule for the Sinaloa Cartel. 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 »
Movie Connections Featured in Toby Keith: Don't Let the Old Man In (2018). See more »
Soundtracks More Today Than Yesterday See more »
Quotes Earl Stone: For what it's worth, I'm sorry for everything.
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