Mexican, The (2001) - Synopsis

Mexican, The (2001)

Brad Pitt (Fight Club (1999)) and Julia Roberts (Erin Brockovich (2000)) star together for the first time in "The Mexican," also starring James Gandolfini (The Sopranos).

In "The Mexican," Brad 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 (Julia 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 (James Gandolfini) to ensure the safe return of the pistol.

DreamWorks Pictures, in association with Newmarket, presents "The Mexican," directed by Gore Verbinski ("Mouse Hunt (1997)") from an original screenplay by Megan Taylor Harvey.

The film is produced by two-time Oscar®-nominated producer Lawrence Bender (" Good Will Hunting (1997)," "Pulp Fiction (1994)") and John Baldecchi ("Simon Birch (1998)"). William Tyrer, Chris J. Ball, Aaron Ryder, and J.H. Wyman are serving as executive producers, with William S. Beasley and Paul Hellerman co-producing.

The Mexican" has been rated "R" for violence and language by the Motion Picture Association of America.