Embedded with quirky comedy and soulful romance, this fast-paced tale traces the twists and turns in the life of Jerry Welbach an unlucky young man, who is stuck in a difficult situation with the mafia boss. To add to his woes, he is bombarded by 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. Will Jerry succeeded in escaping Mexico with The Mexican and his life intact?
Did you know?
In the scene where Gerry (Brad Pitt) is amusingly attempting to speak Spanish (widely spoken in Mexico) when saying to some men, "I need a lift in your El trucko to the next towno", there is also a reference to Robert De Niro. Pitt and De Niro co-starred in Sleepers (1996). Read More