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The Mule (2018)

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A ninety-year-old horticulturist and Korean War veteran turns drug mule for a Mexican cartel.

Director:

Clint Eastwood

Writers:

Nick Schenk, Sam Dolnick (inspired by the New York Times Magazine Article "The Sinaloa Cartel's 90-Year Old Drug Mule" by)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Clint Eastwood ... Earl Stone
Patrick L. Reyes ... Farmhand #3
Cesar De León ... Jose
Gustavo Mu?oz ... Farmhand #2
Jackie Prucha ... Helen
Richard Herd ... Tim Kennedy
Adam Drescher ... Computer Daylily Guy
Christi McClintock ... Daylily Fan
Keith Flippen ... MC
Alison Eastwood ... Iris
Kinsley Isla Dillon ... Younger Ginny
Dianne Wiest ... Mary
Joe Knezevich ... Dave
Megan Leahy ... Bartender
Taissa Farmiga ... Ginny

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Storyline

Clint Eastwood stars as Earl Stone, a man who is ninety-years-old, broke, alone, and facing foreclosure of his business when he is offered a job that simply requires him to drive. Easy enough, but, unbeknownst to Earl, he's just signed on as a drug courier for a Mexican cartel. He does well, so well, in fact, that his cargo increases exponentially, and Earl is assigned a handler. But he isn't the only one keeping tabs on Earl. The mysterious new drug mule has also hit the radar of hard-charging D.E.A. Agent Colin Bates (Bradley Cooper). And even as his money problems become a thing of the past, Earl's past mistakes start to weigh heavily on him, and it's uncertain if he'll have time to right those wrongs before law enforcement, or the cartel's enforcers, catch up to him.

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Trivia

The cast is shown only in the end of the closing credits. See more »

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When Laton is first shown shooting skeet, his second shot goes off before the barrel moves to the left. See more »

Quotes

Mary: How did you come into all that money?
Earl Stone: Well, I just... Well, I'm not gonna lie to you. I'm a high-end gigolo.
Mary: [laughing and wheezing]
Earl Stone: Bounty hunter?
Mary: Come on. Seriously, come on.
Earl Stone: All right, seriously. Okay. I've become a drug mule for the cartel. And I've got 305 kilos of cocaine sitting right in the back of my truck out there.
Mary: [eyeing him closely then laughs again]
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Soundtracks

Ain't That a Kick in the Head
Written by Jimmy Van Heusen and Sammy Cahn
Performed by Dean Martin
Courtesy of Capitol Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Not bad..
28 December 2018 | by bdolloff-63905See all my reviews

I'll keep it short. Not a bad movie, a little slow but just enough to keep you interested. Good acting, funny wise cracks, ending kind of a let down. Still better than 90% of the movie out there. 7/10


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Official Sites:

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Country:

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Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

17 January 2019 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Luo zi See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$17,509,431, 16 December 2018

Gross USA:

$103,804,407

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$174,804,407
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (7.1 surround)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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