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The Mexican

123 min
Adventure | Comedy | Crime | Romance
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Gore Verbinski
3 wins & 1 nomination
Country: USA
Release Date: 2001-03-02
Filming Locations: Belz Factory Outlet Mall - 7400 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Budget: $34,000,000
Opening Weekend: $20,108,829 (USA) (4 March 2001)
Gross: $66,808,615 (USA) (27 May 2001)
Brad Pitt
Brad Pitt
The Mexican
Julia Roberts
Samantha Barzel
James Gandolfini
Winston Baldry
Bob Balaban
Bernie Nayman
Sherman Augustus
Well Dressed Black Man
Michael Cerveris
Gene Hackman
Arnold Margolese
Richard Coca
Car Thief #1
David Krumholtz
Castulo Guerra
Joe the Pawnshop Owner
Salvador Sánchez
Alan Ciangherotti
Gunsmith's Assistant (as Alan Cianguerotti)
Melisa Romero
Gunsmith's Daughter
Ernesto Gómez Cruz
Daniel Escobar
Dale Raoul
Jeremy Roberts
Bobby Victory
Jorge Malpica
Mexican Gas Station Clerk
Pedro Armendáriz Jr.
Mexican Policeman
Steve Rossi
Vegas M.C.
Clint Curtis
Vegas Busboy
Lawrence Bender
Vegas Onlooker
Ariane Pellicer
Mexican Ticket Agent
Carlos Lacamara
Mexican Car Rental Rep
Daniel Zacapa
Mexican Bartender
Alfredo Escobar
Car Thief #2
Luis Artagnan
Car Thief #3
Fermín Martínez
Chicken Farmer
José Carlos Rodríguez
Hotel Clerk
Gustavo Aguilar Tejada
Junk Yard Proprietor (as Gustavo Aguilar)
Lucía Pailles
Mexican Woman at Phone
Gilberto Barraza
2nd Man with Gun
Humberto Fernández Tristan
Luis Felipe Tovar
Nobleman's Son
Fausta Torres
Elderly Mexican Lady
Loló Navarro
Chosen Grandmother
Emiliano Guerra
Small Boy with Flashlight
Miguel Ángel Fuentes
Big Car Thief #4
Angelina Peláez
Arthur Taxier
Hotel Security
William Fuller
Big Tom
Gerardo Taracena
Reveler to Fire Gun
John Pisci
Rudy Aikels
Ronald Simone
Bonnie Joy Ashley
Mom (uncredited)
Scott Beringer
Security (uncredited)
Eloïssa Florez
Village Girl (uncredited)
Harv Lawrence
Tourist Bar Patron (uncredited)
Marco López
Border Patrol Officer (uncredited)
Gloria M. Malgarini
Diner Patron (uncredited)
Bob Pepper
Food Court Patron (uncredited)
Michael A. Tessiero
Nightclub Customer #4 (uncredited)
Did you know?
It was on the set of this movie that Julia Roberts met her husband, cameraman Daniel Moder.
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The apparently vicious "rabid dog" in the back of the truck is actually a Golden Retriever with its fur badly trimmed and dyed to look like a mutt.
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Throughout the film, Jerry (and others) is seen to carry his handgun inside the front of the waistband but without a holster. Appropriate to the movie, this is known as "Mexican carry".
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In the opening scene, the stop light is clearly red, yet cars are seen going through the light in all lanes.
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Blood disappears from Sam's face.
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After saving Samantha's life, Winston puts the latex gloves he used into the trash, enabling police to lift his fingerprints off them. Winston does take his gloves off, however he does not place them into the trash can. Winston only takes them off in front of the trash can.
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Joe the Pawnshop Owner: Hola.
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Car Thief: If you're going to kill me at least tell me who it is that's going to send me to God. Tell me!
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Frank: Guns don't kill people - postal workers do.
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What is The Mexican about?
The Mexican is a romantic action comedy about Jerry, a man employed by the mob, after accidentally crashing into the car of mob boss Arnold Margolese, whom was imprisoned, because he had a man in the boot of his car, whom is sent to Mexico, much to the dismay of his girlfriend Sam, whom disapporves of Jerry working for the mob, to transport an anicent pistol called "The Mexican", which according to legend is cursed, across the border. But problems arises, when Beck, Margolese's grandson, whom Jerry was sent to retrieve the pistol from is killed and a homosexual hitman known only as Winston, sent by Margolese's right-hand-man Bernie Nayman, kidnaps Samantha and holds her captive, to ensure Jerry delivers the pistol safely, unaware Nayman intends to sell the pistol to the higgest bidder.
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