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The Mule (2014)

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A first time drug mule is caught by law enforcement.


Tony Mahony, Angus Sampson (co-director)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Hugo Weaving ... Det. Tom Croft
Angus Sampson ... Ray Jenkins
Leigh Whannell ... Gavin Alastair Ellis
Ewen Leslie ... Det. Les Paris
Geoff Morrell ... John O'Hara
Georgina Haig ... Jasmine Griffiths
Noni Hazlehurst ... Judy Jenkins
John Noble ... Pat Shepherd
Nick Farnell ... Customs Scott
Marney McQueen Marney McQueen ... Customs Deb
Dave Lawson Dave Lawson ... Cheeky Graeme
Emma-Jane Newton Emma-Jane Newton ... Sandra Spence
Alex Menglet ... Victor
Ilya Altman Ilya Altman ... Ziggy Woytak
Brendan Bacon ... Neil


A first time drug mule is caught by law enforcement.

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It's what's inside that counts.


Comedy | Crime | Drama


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English | Thai | Lithuanian

Release Date:

21 November 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A futár See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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It's 1983. A naive man with lethal narcotics hidden in his stomach is detained by Australian Federal Police. Alone and afraid, 'the Mule' makes a desperate choice; to defy his bodily functions and withhold the evidence...literally. And by doing so becomes a "human time-bomb," dragging cops, criminals, lawyers and his mother into his impossible escapade. Inspired by true events. See more »


[first lines]
Customs Scott: [standing behind suspect] Drop your pants... And your underpants, please... Bend over... Bend over, mate... Now hold still...
[quick lot casting goes to female agent]
Customs Deb: [ugh] Please lift up your scrotum...
[readies her flashlight]
Customs Deb: Spread your buttocks...
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Bangkok, Do You Want Me?
Written by Pornpana Boontawe & Cornel Wilczek (control)
Performed by Pornpana Boontawe & Cornel Wilczek
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A Clever and Joyous Crime-Drama
8 December 2014 | by bryce-keatonSee all my reviews

Tony Mahony and star Angus Sampson tag team this oddball crime-drama that is sure to show audiences an intelligent plot, well acted characters, and no shortage of humor. The characters are all lovable in their own unique ways due to the performances from...well everyone, really. The characters, plot, and cinematography show a healthy mix of influence from the Coen Brothers ("Fargo," "Raising Arizona"), Wes Anderson ("The Grand Budapest Hotel"), and even AMC's "Breaking Bad."

Reading a quick synopsis or plot summary of this film will reflect poorly on the actual depth and cleverness of it all. Despite the seemingly simple and goofy (maybe even downright stupid) story of a man trying not to crap his pants for seven days because he swallowed drugs, "The Mule" is sure to impress audiences with its suspense and unfolding plot. Watching this movie is like being in a room with a time bomb; you don't know when it's going to blow, you can't escape it, and the bomb just happens to be a man doing his very best to not defecate himself.

Angus Sampson, an actor who usually prefers to stay out of the spotlight, shines in his role as Ray Jenkins, a quiet, introverted, momma's boy, soccer player who finds himself making the wrong decisions for the right reasons. John Noble plays as this Australian town's cut- throat kingpin. Hugo Weaving and Ewen Leslie are the typical "bad cop - good cop" detective duo that keep us guessing as to whether they want to help Ray through this or (quite literally) beat the **** out of him.

While I'm sure this movie will receive low scores because of how "drawn out" it may seem or because of...well..."shock factor"... I urge fans of crime-dramas and thrillers to see this film. You will be pleased with its twists and turns right up until the happy ending.

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