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The Mule (2018)

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A 90-year-old horticulturist and Korean War veteran is caught transporting $3 million worth of cocaine through Michigan for a Mexican drug cartel.

Director:

Clint Eastwood

Writers:

Sam Dolnick (inspired by the New York Times Magazine Article "The Sinaloa Cartel's 90-Year Old Drug Mule" by), Nick Schenk
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Cast

Credited cast:
Clint Eastwood ... Earl Stone
Bradley Cooper ... Colin Bates
Taissa Farmiga ... Ginny
Alison Eastwood ... Iris
Michael Peña ... DEA Agent
Andy Garcia ... Laton
Laurence Fishburne ... DEA Special Agent
Dianne Wiest ... Mary
Jill Flint ... Pam
Clifton Collins Jr.
Robert LaSardo ... Emilio
Katie Gill ... Sarah
Ignacio Serricchio ... Julio
Manny Montana ... Axl
Noel Gugliemi ... Bald Rob
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Storyline

Earl Stone is a 90-year-old horticulturist and Korean War veteran who is facing financial ruin and is estranged from his family. Desperate for money, he becomes a "mule" transporting cocaine through Illinois for a Mexican drug cartel. He becomes a sort of "Robin Hood" with his ill gotten money, renovating his VFW Post and paying for his gran-daughter's wedding. He makes peace with his ex wife before her death as the DEA and the cartel close in on him..

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Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 March 2019 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

A Mula See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$17,509,431, 16 December 2018, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$17,509,431, 16 December 2018
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Clint Eastwood's first credited acting role since Trouble with the Curve (2012). See more »

Goofs

During Earl's first trip as a mule, in an overhead shot, you can see the traffic headlights in the background where the production crew had stopped highway traffic to shoot the scene. See more »

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like gran torino ..
15 December 2018 | by sandhya60See all my reviews

Saw The Mule today. First show of the first day with the Mom who appreciates seeing movies made by her generation. I will give this a solid 8.5 out of 10. First off, its nice to see an older actor playing (and producing and directing of course) an older person from (their own) generation and era. No Hollywood play ups (with PC actors acting parts that would have never been filled by someone other than who it would have been in real life!) or PC. If you liked Gran Torino, you will like this one too. Written about a World War 2 gen and his life as a Drug Mule in the Modern World. Young people who are not familiar with this generation, because they are so far removed from it, probably will not understand the sociology of the greatest generation. This would be their great great grand fathers. So probably good idea to (have them) watch movies about this generation before seeing this one. Like I said, youngsters are too far removed to understand the way of the older generation. What makes this movie good is based on a true story, with some human events sprinkled through to add texture and dimension to the character. Older folks will appreciate seeing someone their own age, doing something daring, and illegal, rather than watching some youngster. Good adult entertainment and examination of society and what folks will do if they are driven to do something or given the chance to do something they would have never done, read the NY times article on the guy this is based on. Take your grandparent.....This is classic modern Eastwood.


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