The Matador

The Matador

Pierce Brosnan
Director: Richard Shepard Cast: Pierce Brosnan
Pierce Brosnan
, Greg Kinnear
Greg Kinnear
, Hope Davis
Hope Davis
Richard Shepard

DVD (Wide Screen)

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A chance meeting between two middle-aged men leads one into a life of crime in this offbeat comedy. Danny Wright (Greg Kinnear) is an American businessman whose life has been going through a sour patch after he and his wife, Carolyn (Hope Davis), lost their young son. During a business trip to Mexico City, Danny strikes up a conversation in a hotel bar with fellow out-of-towner Julian Noble (Pierce Brosnan), and while Julian's loud and brassy manner initially puts Danny off, in time the two become friends, and Julian feels comfortable enough with Danny to tell him what he does for a living. It seems Julian is a hired killer working under the auspices of underworld kingpins Lovell (Dylan Baker) and Mr. Randy (Philip Baker Hall), and Julian tries to persuade Danny to help him with his latest assignment. Danny refuses, but a few months later a distraught Julian appears unannounced on Danny's doorstep. It seems Julian has blown his two most recent assignments due to a variety of psychosomatic illnesses, and now Lovell and Mr. Randy want him dead. Julian has also done something to put Danny in his debt, and the previously non-criminal businessman is forced to help his friend stage a hit, with Julian's presence in his home upsetting the precarious balance of Danny and Carolyn's marriage.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/04/2006
UPC: 0796019791595
Original Release: 2005
Rating: R
Source: Weinstein Company
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Time: 1:37:00
Sales rank: 36,726

Special Features

Closed Caption; Deleted scenes; Feature commentary with director, Richard Shepard; Commentary with Pierce Brosnan, Greg Kinnear & Richard Shepard; Making The Matador featurette; The Business & The Treatment: Feature Radio Programs Discuss The Matador; TV commercial; Theatrical trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Pierce Brosnan Julian Noble
Greg Kinnear Danny Wright
Hope Davis Carolyn "Bean" Wright
Philip Baker Hall Mr. Randy
Adam Scott Phil Garrison
Dylan Baker Lovell
Roberto Sosa Actor

Technical Credits
Richard Shepard Director,Screenwriter
Susanne Bohnet Associate Producer
Stephen Break Co-producer
Pierce Brosnan Producer
Sig De Miguel Casting
Richard L. Fox Asst. Director
Sean Furst Producer
Bryan Furst Producer
Cathy Sandrich Gelfond Casting
Mark Gordon Executive Producer
Manfred Heid Co-producer
Carla Hool Casting
Brad Jenkel Co-producer
Rolfe Kent Score Composer
Gerd Koechlin Co-producer
Carole Kravetz-Aykanian Editor
Josef Lautenschlager Executive Producer
Amanda Mackey-Johnson Casting
Adam Merims Executive Producer
Rob Pearson Production Designer
Frankie Pine Musical Direction/Supervision
Andy Reimer Executive Producer
Martha del Rio Art Director
Marcelo Del Rio Art Director
Santiago Núñez Rojo Sound/Sound Designer
Amanda J. Scarano Associate Producer
Beau St. Clair Producer
David Tattersall Cinematographer
Andreas Thiesmeyer Executive Producer
Catherine Marie Thomas Costumes/Costume Designer
Wendy Weidman Casting
Bob Yari Executive Producer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Matador
1. Meet Julian Noble [2:31]
2. Opening Titles [1:49]
3. Never Talk to Strangers [1:29]
4. Meet Danny and Bean [3:28]
5. Mexico City [3:17]
6. Happy Birthday [2:37]
7. This Smells Like a Party [2:01]
8. Two Guys Walk Into a Bar [6:40]
9. Julian's Apology [3:36]
10. A Facilitator of Fatalities [5:47]
11. Show and Tell [5:47]
12. A Huge Favor [6:14]
13. Julian Needs a Break [5:31]
14. Mr. Stick Is Upset [1:32]
15. Denver [3:02]
16. Surprise Guest [6:40]
17. A Problematic Meltdown [11:41]
18. You Owe Me [5:30]
19. Tuscon [4:36]
20. A Pep Talk [3:05]
21. The Humble Pie Julian [6:14]
22. End Credits [4:06]

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