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The Mule (2014)

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After a trip to Thailand, a first-time drug mule finds himself in police custody, with his stomach crammed with narcotics. Now, he has to endure seven sphincter-clenching days to convince them of his innocence. Will nature take its course?

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Tony Mahony, Angus Sampson (co-director)
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Cast

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
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Storyline

After an all-expenses-paid trip to exotic early-1980s Thailand, the TV repairman and gullible first-time drug mule, Ray Jenkins, finds himself in police custody at Melbourne Airport, with his stomach crammed with twenty sachets filled with heroin. Locked in a hotel room under Detective Paris and Detective Croft's around-the-clock supervision, Ray has to endure seven gut-wrenching, sphincter-clenching days to convince the authorities of his innocence. Now, an agonising battle of wills commences, as Ray struggles not to crack. Will nature take its course? Written by Nick Riganas

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It's what's inside that counts.

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Comedy | Crime | Drama

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Official Sites:

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Country:

Australia

Language:

English | Thai | Lithuanian

Release Date:

21 November 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A futár See more »

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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Quotes

[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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Soundtracks

Bangkok, Do You Want Me?
Written by Pornpana Boontawe & Cornel Wilczek (control)
Performed by Pornpana Boontawe & Cornel Wilczek
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Gets better as the story goes along !
31 December 2014 | by cekadahSee all my reviews

This is one of those rarely seen movies that just leaves and indelible image in your mind! There are some horrific scenes that are totally unexpected.

The story is a little slow to start but once the hotel part starts you will be stuck to the screen. There are some truly despicable characters to deal with and you will wonder how this will finish.

The dialog and writing becomes more wonderful as the story progresses. I do not want to insert a spoiler because this movie was totally unknown to me and I wasn't expecting much. It delivered more than I ever expected and it's a crime/action surprise.


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