Matador, The (2005)

A hitman and a salesman walk into a bar...

Original Title : The Matador
Director : Richard Shepard
Writer : Richard Shepard
Genre : Comedy
Country : USA
Language : English
Music : Brandon Flowers
Rolfe Kent
Photography : David Tattersall
Distributor : Buena Vista International (Germany) GmbH
MPAA Rating : Rated R for strong sexual content and language.
IMDB ID : 0365485
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¬Pierce Brosnan Julian Noble
¬Arlin Miller Radio DJ
¬Azucena Medina Young Denver Fling
¬Jonah Meyerson Ten Year Old Boy
¬Wiveca Bonerais Ten Year Old Boy's Mother
¬Greg Kinnear Danny Wright
¬Hope Davis Carolyn 'Bean' Wright
¬Adam Scott Phil Garrison
¬Portia Dawson Genevive
¬Roberto Sosa Skinny Mexican Man
¬Antonio Zavala Hotel Bartender 1
¬Ramon Alvarez Shooting Stand Owner
¬Luz Maria Molina School Girl
¬Philip Baker Hall Mr. Randy
¬Carolyn Horwitz Cantina Turista
¬Rachel Schwartz Cantina Turista
¬Jorge Robles Hotel Bartender 2
¬Trio Los Rivera Hotel Lobby Musicians
¬Israel Tellez The Matador
¬Guillermo Ruiz Fat Man
¬Hanny S√°enz Fat Man's Girlfriend
¬Gabriela Goldsmith Flirting Woman at Outdoor Caf√©
¬Claudia Lobo Vienna Fling
¬Maureen Muldoon Australian Bar Waitress
¬Bernice Alvarado Budapest Ballerina
¬Adriana D√°vila Budapest Ballerina
¬Silvia Ehnis Budapest Ballerina
¬Deborah Rocha Budapest Ballerina
¬Karla Salvador Budapest Ballerina
¬Isabel Villa Budapest Ballerina
¬Dylan Baker Lovell
¬Arturo Echeverria Manila Target
¬Ramon Valverde Young Julian in Manila
¬William Raymond Mr. Stick
¬Alejandro Amaya Additional Matador
¬Jose Luis Angelino Additional Matador
¬Guillermo Capetillo Additional Matador
¬Humberto Flores Additional Matador
¬Jose Mauricio Morett Additional Matador
¬Federico Pizarro Additional Matador
¬Vivianne Nacif Voice on Answering Machine (voice
¬Penelope Kaufer Lady Flirting in a Bar (uncredited
¬Carlos Moreno Jr. Voice (uncredited
¬Benjamin Ocaranza Fisherman (uncredited


A chance encounter between a travelling salesman and a lonely hitman triggers a strangely profound relationship which provokes each to act in ways neither would have imagined possible. Fate steps in to form a friendship between two men from irreconcilable worlds that will alter the lives of both forever.


The sweetest hit-man-buddy movie I've ever seen., 16 November 2005 Author: IAN-Cinemaniac from Belgium THE MATADOR is hit-man movie lite....if you can say that about a hit-man movie. The violence is never really shown but often introduced. At first I was scared I was in for another retread of mid-90s gangster-hit-man-hipster-dark comedy BUT was happily surprised when I realized this is just a sweet and humorous story about friendship. Nothing terribly exciting happens in this film but every bit of it is kept me grinning. The three leads have the best chemistry the big screen has offered in recent years and it looks like they had a great time making this film together. The writing is sharp though at times it felt as if the script had been adapted from a stage play because of the one set dialog scenes. This is a good film that I probably won't remember for too long but at the time it was a complete joy. Good film.
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