R | | Comedy, Crime, Drama
A globetrotting hitman and a crestfallen businessman meet in a hotel bar in Mexico City in an encounter that draws them together in a way neither expected.
22 January 2005 | Susie Flann
7 | Humorous and multi-location story with a hit-man at the core.
The delivery of some very humorous rude lines by Pierce Brosnan is alone worth the price of admission. He plays a kind ...
Intelligence agencies referred to in the movie include "The Agency" and "The Farm". These are respectively references to, and nicknames for, the C.I.A. and their training facility.
An assassin without confidence is a horrible thing to behold. It's like a relief pitcher who fumbles the ball.
Danny Wright: Please tell me you know you mixed two sports in a metaphor.
Julian Noble: Huh? Yeah, I can't do that.
When Julian is telling Danny that he has to go to Arizona, the first time we see him (Julian) drinking orange juice, the clock on the wall behind him shows 5:45am. In all subsequent shots, the clock is relative to a base time of 5:28am.
"The filmmakers do not condone bullfighting, but respect its long tradition in the Mexican culture. It was extremely important to the producers that no bulls were harmed because of the production of 'The Matador'. In no way did the producers of this film create, arrange or organize any of the bullfights seen within this movie. Sequences staged by the producers employed fake and computer-generated bulls exclusively. Absolutely no animals were harmed by the production of this movie."
$92,312 (USA) (1 January 2006)
$12,594,698 (USA) (30 March 2006)
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