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USA: DreamWorks SKG
UK: UIP (UK)
Cast: Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts, James Gandolfini, David Krumholtz, Gene Hackman, Luis Felipe Tovar, Bob Balaban, J K Simmons, Michael Cerveris, Jeremy Roberts, Richard Coca, David Windsor, Carlos Lacamara, Sherman Augustus, Castulo Guerra
Director: Gore Verbinski
UK: 123 mins
USA Rated: R for violence and language
UK Certificate: 15 contains infrequent coarse language, frequent strong language and some strong violence
USA Release Date: 2 March 2001
UK Release Date: 27 April 2001
Brad Pitt (FIGHT CLUB) and Julia Roberts (ERIN BROCKOVICH) star together for the first time in THE MEXICAN, also starring James Gandolfini (THE SOPRANOS).
In THE MEXICAN, Brad Pitt stars as Jerry Welbach, a reluctant bagman, who has been given two ultimatums: The first is from his mob boss to travel to Mexico and retrieve a priceless antique pistol, known as "The Mexican"...or suffer the consequences. The second is from his girlfriend Samantha (Julia Roberts) to end his association with the mob. Jerry figures alive and in trouble with Samantha is better than the more permanent alternative, so he heads south of the border.
Finding the pistol proves easy. Getting it home is another matter. "The Mexican" supposedly carries a legendary curse-a legend Jerry is given every reason to believe ... especially when Samantha is taken hostage by a hit man (James Gandolfini) to ensure the safe return of the pistol.