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The Mexican (2001)

A man tries to transport an ancient gun called The Mexican, believed to carry a curse, back across the border, while his girlfriend pressures him to give up his criminal ways.

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Ted Slocum
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Bernie Nayman
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Well Dressed Black Man
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Car Thief #1
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Emanuelle (as Maira Serbulo)
Salvador Sánchez ...
Gunsmith
Alan Ciangherotti ...
Gunsmith's Assistant (as Alan Cianguerotti)
Melisa Romero ...
Gunsmith's Daughter
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Jerry Welbach is given two ultimatums. His mob boss wants him to travel to Mexico to get a priceless antique pistol called "The Mexican" or he will suffer the consequences. The other ultimatum comes from his girlfriend Samantha, who wants him to end his association with the mob. Jerry figures that being alive, although in trouble with his girlfriend is the better alternative so he heads south of the border. Finding the pistol is easy but getting it home is a whole other matter. The pistol supposedly carries a curse - a curse Jerry is given every reason to believe, especially when Samantha is held hostage by the gay hit man Leroy to ensure the safe return of the pistol. Written by ck

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Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »

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2 March 2001 (USA)  »

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$57,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$20,108,829 (USA) (2 March 2001)

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$66,808,615 (USA) (25 May 2001)
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One of many collaborations between Brad Pitt and Julia Roberts. They also starred in Ocean's Eleven (2001), Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (2002) and Ocean's Twelve (2004). See more »

Goofs

When Sam is throwing stuff from the balcony, Jerry is standing in shadow in one shot, but in bright sunshine in every other. See more »

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Jerry: Oh, Ok, I was under the impression, with Margolese getting out of jail and all, that the last job, was my last job.
Bernie Nayman: You fucked up that job.
Bobby Victory: You fucked up that job, Jerry.
Bernie Nayman: Yeah, this job, will be your last job.
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Crazy Credits

At the very end of the credits, Samantha whispers "I love you, Jerry". See more »

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References The Postman Always Rings Twice (1981) See more »

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Old Dreams
Written and Performed by Castulo Guerra
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Very entertaining!
4 August 2001 | by (Charlotte, NC) – See all my reviews

Pitt and Roberts were a good match, and James Gandolfini really was the best part of this movie. A young man (Pitt) has to go to Mexico and retrieve an antique pistol for a mobster, much to the chagrin of his girlfriend (Roberts). Pitt encounters a lot of snags and hang ups trying to complete the task, and unknowingly, his girlfriend is being held as insurance until he finishes the job. Worth seeing! B+


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