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 Sáenz Fat Man's Girlfriend
Gabriela Goldsmith Flirting Woman at Outdoor Café
Claudia Lobo Vienna Fling
Maureen Muldoon Australian Bar Waitress
Bernice Alvarado Budapest Ballerina
Adriana Dávila 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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