The Mexican

Genre:  Comedy
Running Time:  123 min.
Release Date: March 2, 2001

Current rating: Rating: 4.15
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Cast: Brad Pitt, James Gandolfini, Julia Roberts, Bob Balaban, Sherman Augustus, Michael Cerveris

Synopsis

Jerry Welbach (Pitt), a reluctant mob bagman, has promised his pressuring girlfriend Samantha (Roberts) that he'll give up his criminal ways. But first he has to do one last job: travel to Mexico to retrieve an antique pistol (The Mexican) which is said to be cursed. The Mexican was forged by a blacksmith as part of a 'gift package' for the man who is to marry his daughter.

To ensure the gun is returned safely, a hit man (Gandolfini) travels to Las Vegas and takes Samantha hostage.

Director: Gore Verbinski
Studio: DreamWorks Pictures
Producer(s): Lawrence Bender, John Baldecchi
Screenplay: J.H. Wyman
Official Site: themexican.cannery.com

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