Love with the safety off

"Look, I'm not going to kill you. But I am going to have to shoot you."

Jerry Welbach

The Mexican

Release Date: March 2, 2001

Brad Pitt and Julia Roberts (Hook) star together for the first time in The Mexican, also starring James Gandolfini (The Last Castle).

In The Mexican, 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 (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 (Gandolfini) to ensure the safe return of the pistol.

The DreamWorks Pictures release is directed by Gore Verbinski, in his follow up to MouseHunt, from an original screenplay by J.H. Wyman. The film is produced by Lawrence Bender and John Baldecchi.

About the Film

About the Film

CAST
  • BRAD PITT,
  • JULIA ROBERTS,
  • JAMES GANDOLFINI,
  • J.K. SIMMONS,
  • BOB BALABAN,
  • GENE HACKMAN
DIRECTOR
  • GORE VERBINSKI
SCREENWRITER
  • J.H. WYMAN
PRODUCERS
  • JOHN BALDECCHI,
  • LAWRENCE BENDER
CINEMATOGRAPHER
  • DARIUSZ WOLSKI
PRODUCTION DESIGNER
  • CECILIA MONTIEL
COSTUME DESIGNER
  • COLLEEN ATWOOD
EDITOR
  • CRAIG WOOD
COMPOSER
  • ALAN SILVESTRI