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South-of-the-border snorer has Jerry (Pitt), an inept go-fer for mobster Margolese (Hackman), on a mission for a priceless antique gun with a name which gives the movie its title. Jerry's quirky girlfriend Samantha (Roberts) wants him to go straight and, when he refuses, heads to Vegas to pursue her dreams of becoming a croupier. Sam's dreams are temporarily sidetracked when she's kidnapped as leverage for the supposedly cursed gun by homosexual hitman Leroy (Gandolfini). Gandolfini is far-and-away the standout as the sensitive hood with whom Samantha bonds during her captivity. Screwball romantic comedy is neither, as the few but much-anticipated scenes with Pitt and Roberts are easily outshone by Roberts' chemistry with Gandolfini. Pitt does his part, providing some comic moments in Mexico but can't save cliched tale.

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Available on Running time 123 minutes. Originally from United States.

Cast and Crew

Genres
So I Amuse You?, Hit Men/Women, Gays, Road Trip, Mexico, King of Beasts (Dogs), Viva Las Vegas!, L.A.
Screenplay
J.H. Wyman
Cast
Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts, James Gandolfini, Bob Balaban, Gene Hackman, J.K. Simmons, David Krumholtz, Michael Ceveris
Cinematography
Darius Wolski
Director
Gore Verbinski
Music
Alan Silvestri
Other
Lee Orloff, Craig Wood, Michael Atwell, Diego Sandoval, Colleen Atwood, Cecilia Montiel
Producer
Lawrence Bender, John Baldecchi, Newmarket Films, Dreamworks Pictures

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Nicholle

Brad Pitt is amazing in this movie! 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 that 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.