The Mexican

March 2, 2001 0 By Fans
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Brad Pitt Stars as JerryJulia Roberts stars as SamanthaBrad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston at event of The MexicanJerry is double-crossed by a car thief who is also after the priceless pistol known as The Mexican.James Gandolfini stars as Leroy, the hitmanJerry, sitting with his new friend, has lost his girlfriend, his car and the pitsol he came to retrieve


A man tries to transport an ancient gun called The Mexican, believed to carry a curse, back across the border, while his girlfriend pressures him to give up his criminal ways.

Release Year: 2001

Rating: 6.0/10 (49,446 voted)

Critic's Score: 43/100

Gore Verbinski

Stars: Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts, James Gandolfini

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.


Brad Pitt

Jerry Welbach

Julia Roberts

Samantha Barzel

James Gandolfini

Winston Baldry

J.K. Simmons

Ted Slocum

Bob Balaban

Bernie Nayman

Sherman Augustus

Well Dressed Black Man

Michael Cerveris


Richard Coca

Car Thief #1

David Krumholtz


Castulo Guerra

Joe the Pawnshop Owner

Mayra Serbulo


(as Maira Serbulo)

Salvador Sánchez


Alan Ciangherotti

Gunsmith's Assistant

(as Alan Cianguerotti)

Melisa Romero

Gunsmith's Daughter

Ernesto Gómez Cruz


love with the safety off


Official Website:
Dreamworks SKG |

Release Date: 2 March 2001

Filming Locations: Belz Factory Outlet Mall – 7400 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Box Office Details

Budget: $34,000,000


Opening Weekend: $20,108,829
(4 March 2001)
(2951 Screens)

Gross: $147,845,033

Technical Specs


Did You Know?


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


When Sam is throwing stuff from the balcony, Jerry is standing in shadow in one shot, but in bright sunshine in every other.


All right. Jerry, I want you to acknowledge that my needs means nothing to you and you're a selfish prick and a liar.

Oh, my God!

Jerry, acknowledge.

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?

User Review

I had a very good time watching this movie

Rating: 8/10

Personally I had a very good time watching this movie, but it seems
like I'm one of the few. I don't know why, but the voters on this
website always seem to hate comedies if they aren't from the hand of
some cult-director. Does a movie always have to be a great drama or an
exciting thriller? Not if you ask me, but I'm only one of many over
here of course.

It's true, the movie is a little chaotic from time to time. It isn't an
overproduced Hollywood movie that takes itself too serious and that's
exactly where its charm is in it for me. I loved to see Brad Pitt as
the clumsy criminal who always is able to do something wrong. The same
for Julia Roberts as his hysterical girlfriend and James Gandolfini as
the gay hit man who has kidnapped her.

I know, it's not done to say that you liked to see Julia Roberts play a
certain role and Brad Pitt can never be good as a comical actor…
Well, perhaps it is time for some people to broaden their minds. Don't
believe what everybody says, watch it for yourself and form your own
opinion. I liked it and I give it an 8/10.