The Mexican (2001) Movie

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(Hollywood) USA

Ratings / Votes
6.0/ 10 (60596 Votes)

MPAA Ratings
Rated R for violence and language

Production Company
DreamWorks SKG [us] - (as DreamWorks Pictures) (presents)
Lawrence Bender Productions [us]
Newmarket Capital Group [us] - (as Newmarket) (in association with)
Pistolero Productions LLC [us]

Production Designer

All Producers

All Directors


Release Date
(USA) - 2 March 2001
(Taiwan) - 30 March 2001
(Argentina) - 12 April 2001
(Israel) - 12 April 2001
(Peru) - 12 April 2001

Running Time

love with the safety off

accidental-death, accidental-shooting, antique-collector, antique-gun, bar, blood-spatter, body-in-a-trunk, boyfriend-girlfriend-relationship, bullet-proof-vest, car-accident, car-dealership, character-repeating-someone-else's-dialogue, cigarette-smoking, corpse, curse, death, death-of-loved-one, dog, falling-to-death, finger-gun, fish-out-of-water, flashback, gay-character, gunsmith, held-at-gunpoint,

Technical Support
CAM:Panavision Cameras and Lenses
LAB:Technicolor, Hollywood (CA), USA - (prints)
MET:3381 m - (Sweden)
MET:3440 m - (Spain)
OFM:35 mm - (Kodak)
PCS:Super 35
PFM:35 mm - (anamorphic)
RAT:2.35 : 1

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Full Cast

  1. Aikels, Rudy as [Musician] <47>
  2. Armendáriz Jr., Pedro as [Mexican Policeman] <21>
  3. Artagnan, Luis as [Car Thief #3] <29>
  4. Augustus, Sherman as [Well Dressed Black Man] <6>
  5. Balaban, Bob as [Bernie Nayman] <5>
  6. Barraza, Gilberto as [2nd Man with Gun] <34>
  7. Bender, Lawrence as [Vegas Onlooker] <24>
  8. Beringer, Scott as (uncredited) [Security]
  9. Cerveris, Michael as [Frank] <7>
  10. Ciangherotti, Alan as (as Alan Cianguerotti) [Gunsmith's Assistant] <14>
  11. Coca, Richard as [Car Thief #1] <9>
  12. Curtis, Clint (I) as [Vegas Busboy] <23>
  13. Escobar, Alfredo as [Car Thief #2] <28>
  14. Escobar, Daniel as [Raoul] <17>
  15. Fernández Tristan, Humberto as [Nobleman] <35>
  16. Fuentes, Miguel Ángel (I) as [Big Car Thief #4] <40>
  17. Fuller, William (II) as [Big Tom] <43>
  18. Gandolfini, James as [Winston Baldry] <3>
  19. Guerra, Castulo as [Joe the Pawnshop Owner] <11>
  20. Guerra, Emiliano as [Small Boy with Flashlight] <39>
  21. Gómez Cruz, Ernesto as [Tropillo] <16>
  22. Hackman, Gene as (uncredited) [Arnold Margolese]
  23. Krumholtz, David (I) as [Beck] <10>
  24. Lacamara, Carlos as [Mexican Car Rental Rep] <26>
  25. Lawrence, Harv as (uncredited) [Tourist Bar Patron]
  26. López, Marco (I) as (uncredited) [Border Patrol Officer]
  27. Malpica, Jorge as [Mexican Gas Station Clerk] <20>
  28. Martínez, Fermín (I) as [Chicken Farmer] <30>
  29. Pepper, Bob (II) as (uncredited) [Food Court Patron]
  30. Pisci, John as [Musician] <46>
  31. Pitt, Brad as [Jerry Welbach] <1>
  32. Roberts, Jeremy (I) as [Bobby Victory] <19>
  33. Rodríguez, José Carlos (I) as [Hotel Clerk] <31>
  34. Rossi, Steve (I) as [Vegas M.C.] <22>
  35. Simmons, J.K. as [Ted Slocum] <4>
  36. Simone, Ronald as [Musician] <48>
  37. Sánchez, Salvador (I) as [Gunsmith] <13>
  38. Taracena, Gerardo as [Reveler to Fire Gun] <45>
  39. Taxier, Arthur as [Hotel Security] <42>
  40. Tejada, Gustavo Aguilar as (as Gustavo Aguilar) [Junk Yard Proprietor] <32>
  41. Tessiero, Michael A. as (uncredited) [Nightclub Customer #4]
  42. Tovar, Luis Felipe as [Nobleman's Son] <36>
  43. Zacapa, Daniel as [Mexican Bartender] <27>
  44. Ashley, Bonnie Joy as (uncredited) [Mom]
  45. Florez, Eloïssa as (uncredited) [Village Girl]
  46. Malgarini, Gloria M. as (uncredited) [Diner Patron]
  47. Navarro, Loló as [Chosen Grandmother] <38>
  48. Pailles, Lucía as [Mexican Woman at Phone] <33>
  49. Pellicer, Ariane as [Mexican Ticket Agent] <25>
  50. Peláez, Angelina as [Mother] <41>
  51. Raoul, Dale as [Estelle] <18>
  52. Roberts, Julia (I) as [Samantha Barzel] <2>
  53. Romero, Melisa as [Gunsmith's Daughter] <15>
  54. Serbulo, Mayra as (as Maira Serbulo) [Emanuelle] <12>
  55. Torres, Fausta as [Elderly Mexican Lady] <37>


  1. Adventure
  2. Comedy
  3. Crime
  4. Romance

Full Plot

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. ck Plot not found

Total Business

AD: 1,389,093 (Germany) (16 September 2001) AD: 1,288,810 (Germany) (9 September 2001) AD: 1,085,127 (Germany) (2 September 2001) AD: 783,318 (Germany) (26 August 2001) AD: 397,246 (Germany) (19 August 2001) (opening week) AD: 313,136 (Netherlands) (31 December 2002) AD: 308,288 (Netherlands) (31 December 2001) AD: 1,501,247 (Spain) (10 August 2002) BT: USD 34,000,000 CP: Dreamworks LLC and Pistolero Productions, LLC GR: USD 66,808,615 (USA) (27 May 2001) GR: USD 66,588,591 (USA) (20 May 2001) GR: USD 66,323,945 (USA) (13 May 2001) GR: USD 66,043,976 (USA) (6 May 2001) GR: USD 65,730,815 (USA) (29 April 2001) GR: USD 65,501,960 (USA) (22 April 2001) GR: USD 65,009,567 (USA) (15 April 2001) GR: USD 64,101,808 (USA) (8 April 2001) GR: USD 62,176,424 (USA) (1 April 2001) GR: USD 57,979,920 (USA) (25 March 2001) GR: USD 50,771,264 (USA) (18 March 2001) GR: USD 38,394,913 (USA) (11 March 2001) GR: USD 20,108,829 (USA) (4 March 2001) GR: GBP 3,562,289 (UK) (27 May 2001) GR: GBP 3,345,397 (UK) (20 May 2001) GR: GBP 2,916,233 (UK) (13 May 2001) GR: GBP 2,287,503 (UK) (6 May 2001) GR: GBP 1,124,265 (UK) (29 April 2001) GR: USD 147,845,033 (Worldwide) GR: USD 81,000,000 (Worldwide) (except USA) GR: EUR 1,864,415 (Netherlands) GR: EUR 6,125,413 (Spain) (10 August 2002) OW: USD 20,108,829 (USA) (4 March 2001) (2,951 screens) OW: GBP 1,124,265 (UK) (29 April 2001) (389 screens) SD: 17 April 2000 - July 2000 WG: USD 153,668 (USA) (27 May 2001) (148 screens) WG: USD 187,763 (USA) (20 May 2001) (262 screens) WG: USD 172,883 (USA) (13 May 2001) (359 screens) WG: USD 264,896 (USA) (6 May 2001) (425 screens) WG: USD 135,250 (USA) (29 April 2001) (237 screens) WG: USD 297,679 (USA) (22 April 2001) (434 screens) WG: USD 478,073 (USA) (15 April 2001) (660 screens) WG: USD 1,125,148 (USA) (8 April 2001) (1,328 screens) WG: USD 2,527,703 (USA) (1 April 2001) (2,047 screens) WG: USD 4,623,578 (USA) (25 March 2001) (3,043 screens) WG: USD 8,011,263 (USA) (18 March 2001) (3,162 screens) WG: USD 12,244,750 (USA) (11 March 2001) (2,959 screens) WG: USD 20,108,829 (USA) (4 March 2001) (2,951 screens) WG: GBP 114,511 (UK) (27 May 2001) (166 screens) WG: GBP 228,555 (UK) (20 May 2001) (246 screens) WG: GBP 298,757 (UK) (13 May 2001) (354 screens) WG: GBP 650,420 (UK) (6 May 2001) (386 screens) WG: GBP 1,124,265 (UK) (29 April 2001) (389 screens)

Movie Certificate

14 (Iceland)
18PL (Malaysia)(uncut)
U (Malaysia)(cut)
15 (South Korea)
PG-13 (Philippines)
13 (Argentina)
M (Australia)
14 (Chile)
K-15 (Finland)
U (France)
12 (Germany)
IIB (Hong Kong)
12 (Netherlands)
15 (Norway)
M/12 (Portugal)
NC-16 (Singapore)
PG (Singapore)(cut)
13 (Spain)
11 (Sweden)
12 (Switzerland)(canton of Geneva)
12 (Switzerland)(canton of Vaud)
15 (UK)
R (USA)(certificate #37984)
MA (Australia)(cable rating)

Music Composers

  1. Silvestri, Alan


  1. Wolski, Dariusz (I)

Dress Designers

  1. Atwood, Colleen


AXN [jp] - (2007) (Japan) (TV)
American Broadcasting Company (ABC) [us] - (2005) (USA) (TV) (broadcast premiere)
Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment [de] - (2002) (Germany) (DVD)
DreamWorks Distribution [us] - (2001) (USA) (theatrical)
DreamWorks Home Entertainment [us] - (2001) (USA) (DVD)
DreamWorks Home Entertainment [us] - (2001) (USA) (VHS)
GAGA [jp] - (2001) (Japan) (theatrical)
Helkon Filmverleih GmbH [de] - (2001) (Germany) (theatrical)
Humax Pictures [jp] - (2001) (Japan) (theatrical)
Paramount Home Entertainment [nl] - (2006) (Netherlands) (DVD)
SBS6 [nl] - (2004) (Netherlands) (TV)
TriPictures [es] - (2001) (Spain) (theatrical)
United International Pictures (UIP) [ch] - (2001) (Switzerland) (theatrical)
United International Pictures (UIP) [gb] - (2001) (non-USA) (theatrical)
United International Pictures (UIP) [gb] - (2001) (UK) (theatrical)
United International Pictures (UIP) [nl] - (2001) (Netherlands) (theatrical)
Universal Pictures Benelux [nl] - (2001) (Netherlands) (VHS)
Universal Pictures Benelux [nl] - (2004) (Netherlands) (DVD)

Film Editors

  1. Wood, Craig (I)


  1. Abila, Vern (security: Ms. Roberts)
  2. Aguilar, Crisoforo (set production assistant: Los Angeles) (uncredited)
  3. Ballon, Paul (assistant accountant) (uncredited)
  4. Bifano, David (programmer) (as Dave Bifano)
  5. Blomstrom, Robert (production assistant: Las Vegas)
  6. Cabare, Emmanuel (unit chief)
  7. Clark, Kaiser (assistant to cast) (uncredited)
  8. Conrad, Kristin (production coordinator)
  9. Constandse, Marco Polo (production assistant)
  10. Corkidi, Martin (production assistant)
  11. Cortes, Carolina (II) (production assistant)
  12. D'Orazio, Gina (production coordinator)
  13. Deleon, Stel (second assistant accountant)
  14. Dresser, Douglas (location manager)
  15. Eisenmann, Roxana (production coordinator)
  16. Engelman, Marcy (publicist: Ms. Roberts)
  17. Epps, Albert (additional location manager)
  18. Feldman, Randi (script supervisor: additional photography)
  19. Fukuchi, Primrose (assistant accountant: Las Vegas)
  20. Furman, Brad (assistant: Ms. Roberts)
  21. González, Omar Arias (assistant location manager)
  22. Graham, Allison (I) (market producer)
  23. Graves, Cynthia (production coordinator)
  24. Grisco, William Shane (animal handler) (as William S. Grisco)
  25. Guagenti, Cindy (publicist: Mr. Pitt)
  26. Gula, Bill (photosonics operator) (uncredited)
  27. Gutierrez, Sergio (II) (horse wrangler)
  28. Gutiérrez, Gabriela (I) (production assistant)
  29. Hacker, Steven (production assistant)
  30. Haecker, Nancy (location manager: Las Vegas)
  31. Hammer, Marc A. (production coordinator)
  32. Hardman, Cate (script supervisor)
  33. Harris, Joshua T. (production assistant)
  34. Hart, Slade (production assistant)
  35. Hatch, Lisa (I) (production assistant: Las Vegas)
  36. Hernandez III, Jose Maria (wrangler)
  37. Hernandez, 'Chico' (livestock coordinator: Mexico) (as Jose Maria Hernandez Haro)
  38. Hernandez, Alfredo (I) (head wrangler: Mexico)
  39. Hingst, Lora (location assistant)
  40. Jansen, JoAnn Fregalette (choreographer)
  41. Keck, Ron (I) (stand-in)
  42. Keideth, Joseph (security: Ms. Roberts)
  43. King, John Brian (title designer) (as Brian King)
  44. Kramer, Paula (I) (assistant production office coordinator) (as Paula Piepho)
  45. Leclau, Scott (assistant to executive producer)
  46. Lindsay, David (IV) (security: Mr. Pitt)
  47. Lund, Michael C. (assistant production office coordinator: additional photography) (uncredited)
  48. Moder, Steven (editorial systems engineer)
  49. Molen, Steven R. (production executive)
  50. Murphy, Niamh (textile artist)
  51. Narr, Boone (animal handler)
  52. Ostrower, Amy (key second assistant accountant)
  53. Persons, Eric (key assistant location manager)
  54. Poblano, Adriana (assistant production office coordinator)
  55. Pursley, Judy (first assistant accountant)
  56. Quinones, Jesus (wrangler) (uncredited)
  57. Rach, Kimberly (production coordinator) (uncredited)
  58. Ramirez, Mario (I) (location scout)
  59. Ramos, Norma (I) (assistant accountant)
  60. Roberts, Amanda (I) (production assistant)
  61. Romero, Arturo (I) (production accountant: Mexico)
  62. Rosenberg, Kevin (I) (production assistant)
  63. Schweickhardt, Taffy (payroll accountant)
  64. Simone, Susan (production assistant: Las Vegas)
  65. Solomon, Steve (V) (animal handler) (as Steve M. Solomon)
  66. Somoza, Lora (assistant: Mr. Verbinski)
  67. Soppelsa, Michael (security: Mr. Pitt)
  68. Suarez, Benjamin (I) (location manager: mexico)
  69. Swafford, Jeff (assistant to producer)
  70. Swinton, Marsha L. (first assistant accountant)
  71. Taylor, Allen E. (I) (financial representative)
  72. Tison, Peggy (first assistant accountant: Las Vegas) (as Peggy Anne Tison-Kirkby)
  73. Vergos, Bill (office production assistant)
  74. Villalva, Sue-Allen (travel coordinator)
  75. Wagner, Julie (I) (stand-in for Julia Roberts)
  76. Wilkinson Kirven, Cindy (executive: Newmarket)
  77. Worlds, Jamie (post-production accountant) (uncredited)
  78. Worman, Alex L. (unit publicist)
  79. Zerr, David (assistant to producer)


Jerry: I need a lift in your el truck-o to the next town-o! Frank: Guns don't kill people - postal workers do. Leroy: I'm here to regulate funkiness. Samantha: You have managed to Forrest Gump your way through this. Samantha: By the grace of God or I don't know what honey you have managed to Forrest Gump your way through this. If we run now, we're going to be running the rest of our lives. 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! Jerry: Look, I'm not going to kill you. But I am going to have to shoot you. Car Thief: But why, sir? Why? Jerry: Why? Why? Because you stole from me and you know about the pistol and you're just gonna steal again and I can't have you coming back in the situation like a fly in the ointment. Car Thief: No, I won't be a fly! You'll never see me again. Jerry: Look, you're getting shot and that's it. It will take you time to get to the next town especially if you're limping. Car Thief: Wait! Wait! What? Limping? Can't you just tie me up some more? I mean, fuck, you shoot me? Tie me! Jerry: Yeah. I don't have a rope. Car Thief: So you shoot me? Jerry: It's the American way. Samantha: I have to ask you a question. It's a good one so think about it. If two people love each other, but they just can't seem to get it together, when do you get to that point of enough is enough? Jerry: Never. Samantha: Real emotion transcends language Jerry. You don't have to understand their words to feel their pain. Jerry: "Elllll-Camino!" Samantha: What was that? Leroy: What? Samantha: That (points eyes to the right) moment? Leroy: "What? What moment...? Samantha: ...Are you gay? Leroy: As in happy? Samantha: As in homosexual...? Leroy: What does my sexuality have anything to do with this? Samantha: You just checked that guy out and had a 'moment'! Samantha: I am a hostage? This is so Jerry. Samantha: Oh, NOW! you're BLAMESHIFTING! Samantha: All right. Jerry, I want you to acknowledge that my needs means nothing to you and you're a selfish prick and a liar. Jerry: Oh, my God! Samantha: Jerry, acknowledge. Jerry: I... Ok. I will acknowledge that I promised to go to Vegas with you. But now we're just slightly delayed. If you want to construe my wanting to stay alive as being selfish, well, then okay. But I have every intention of going with you because your needs are very important to me, sweetheart. Come on. Look at my all my stuff here, all over the pavement. Come on, baby? Huh? What do you say? Ok? Samantha: I'm going with or without you, Jerry. What's it gonna be? A bastard! Jerry: A bastard. What happened to, uh, "sweetheart" and "big love" and all those things you called me in the bedroom last night? Samantha: The only thing I'm interested in calling you, Jerry, is a cab! Jerry: You're missing the grand design here! If I don't go, I'm dead! Yeah. And it's a little hard to carry on a relationship when I'm stuffed with straw and formaldehyde. Leroy: Jerry, I want you to know. You're the craziest fuck I ever met. Samantha: I'm sensing you have trust issues. Leroy: Don't you love him? Samantha: I think that's the problem. We love each other too much. Leroy: A lot of people are under the impression that you get to choose who you love. Jerry: I don't know what it takes! I'm new in the fuck you business. Jerry: Yeah..."you're just doing your job..." Ted: Hey, I do what I have to do, okay? Jerry: Would you listen to yourself? You sound like Schultz from Hogan's Heroes! [Imitating] "I know nothing! Nothing!" Winston Baldry: Do you want me to rape you? Samantha: Are you gay? Winston Baldry: Do you want me to rape you? Samantha: You are gay. Jerry: Baby, what are you doing? Samantha: You said this was your last job, Jerry! Jerry: What do you want me to say? I'm sorry, I can't, the old lady wants me to quit. Fuck off. Samantha: Yes! Something like that. Like exactly! Jerry: I'm not in insurance, sweetie! Jerry: Just one more word Sam, and I'll crash THIS FUCKING CAR! Leroy: I know we're all a little grouchy right now. We'll get something to eat, you'll get the pistol and then we'll go our separate ways. Samantha: Really separate ways. Jerry: Don't start, Sam. Samantha: Shut up. I'll start because I have the right... Jerry: Why do you do that? Do not tell me to shut up. We had an agreement, remember? Samantha: Shut up. Leroy: Why don't we all shut up a bit? Jerry: I swear to God, I will crash this fucking car right now. Leroy: Jerry, don't do that. Jerry: I will. One more word out of you. Another word, Sam. One more word. I swear to fucking God. Samantha: Naugahyde. Jerry: All right. Samantha: You know, you're very sensitive for a cold blooded killer. Joe the Pawnshop Owner: Hola. Ted: I no fuck around, comprende? Gun, gun, loaded. Bang, bang. You dead. Joe the Pawnshop Owner: Do you have a speech impediment? Samantha: Do you have any idea what I have been through these last few days? Jerry: Oh, Sam, whatever you've been through multiply that by 1000 and you'll have a vague conception of where I'm at. Samantha: Oh! Oh, isn't that typical, Jerry? It's all a competition. Tit for tat, tat for tit. Jerry: Stop yelling, for Christ sake! Listen, how are you? Are you ok? Are you all right? Where are you? Samantha: Toluca airport, Jerry. And things are shitty, really shitty! [repeated line] Car Rental Rep: Raoul! Jerry: Could you turn that down? You don't even speak Spanish. Samantha: Emotion transcends language. Jerry: Hola! Mexican Policeman: Is this your dog? Jerry: Uh, sort of... Mexican Policeman: He does have a personality, that cetainly counts for something. Jerry: Yeah, good guy... Mexican Policeman: This your car? Jerry: Yeah, it's a rental... I'm an American. Mexican Policeman: No shit? Jerry: Yeah. Mexican Policeman: Really? Jerry: Yeah, yeah... Mexican Policeman: I am a Mexican. Jerry: [pause and nod] Cool. Jerry: The group thinks we're married. I accepted the potato slicer for our anniversary. Right, sweets? I go along. Samantha: [mad] That's it. That is it. You... You... You go along!

Other Titles

  1. Mexican (2001) (ENG)

  2. Mexican - Eine heiße Liebe (2001) (ENG)
    (Germany) (promotional title)

Shooting/Filming Locations

  1. Belz Factory Outlet Mall - 7400 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
  2. Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
  3. Los Angeles, California, USA
  4. McCarran International Airport - 5757 Wayne Newton Boulevard, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
  5. Mexico
  6. Real de Catorce, San Luis Potosí, Mexico
  7. Summerlin Parkway, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
  8. Tunnel Ogarrio, San Luis Potosí, Mexico
  9. Ventura Blvd., Studio City, Los Angeles, California, USA


- 'James Gandolfini' (qv) reportedly lost 35 pounds for his role as Winston, all of which he had to gain back before shooting re-commenced on the upcoming season of _"The Sopranos" (1999)_ (qv) because producer 'David Chase (II)' (qv) believed that "The Sopranos" audience would not like a "skinny" Tony (Soprano).

- It was on the set of this movie that 'Julia Roberts (I)' (qv) met her husband, cameraman 'Daniel Moder' (qv).

- 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.

- Despite the fact that this was filmed in Super 35, "Filmed in Panavision" is listed in the end credits.