The Mule is a 2018 American crime drama film directed by Clint Eastwood.

Official trailers

Warner Bros. Pictures on Thursday, October 04, 2018 released the trailer:
THE MULE - Official Trailer.

Story intro

Earl Stone, in his 80s, is an award-winning horticulturist and Korean War veteran in Peoria, Illinois. He is facing financial ruin and is estranged from his ex-wife Mary and daughter Iris, for always putting work before family. He is still on friendly terms with his granddaughter Ginny and attends her wedding rehearsal. Desperate for money, he takes up an offer from the friend of one of Ginny's bridesmaids and becomes a "mule" transporting cocaine through Illinois for a Mexican drug cartel. Facing little suspicion due to his age, race, spotless criminal history, and strict adherence to driving laws, Earl is soon trusted with huge amounts of drugs and paid large amounts of cash. With the money he buys a new truck, settles his financial problems, pays for renovations of the local VFW Post, and his granddaughter's wedding and education. He becomes friendly with the cartel members, who call him Tata ("grandfather"). Meanwhile, with details from an informant, a Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) task force is narrowing in on the cartel's deliveries to Chicago. Tensions within the cartel erupt when Gustavo, a power-hungry cartel lieutenant, assassinates cartel boss Laton, and subsequently demands Earl be kept under tighter control. In the middle of a $12 million cocaine shipment, Earl learns that Mary is gravely ill. After Ginny talks some sense into him, he postpones the drug delivery to make peace with Mary and stays by her side until she dies peacefully days later. After her funeral and finally reconciling with his family, Earl resumes the delivery as the DEA and the cartel close in on him.


Clint Eastwood
Earl Stone
Bradley Cooper
Agent Colin Bates
Laurence Fishburne
Special Agent in Charge
Michael Peña
Agent Treviño
Dianne Wiest
Taissa Farmiga
Kinsley Isla Dillon
Younger Ginny
Alison Eastwood
Richard Herd
Tim Kennedy
Ignacio Serricchio
Eugene Cordero
Luis Rocha
Victor Rasuk
Robert LaSardo
Lobo Sebastian
Clifton Collins Jr.
Manny Montana
Daniel Moncada
Patrick L. Reyes
Farmhand #3
Cesar De León
Gustavo Muñoz
Farmhand #2
Jackie Prucha
Adam Drescher
Computer Daylily Guy
Christi McClintock
Daylily Fan
Keith Flippen
Joe Knezevich
Megan Leahy
Austin Freeman
Saul Huezo
Lee Coc
Assault Rifle Guy
Noel Gugliemi
Bald Rob (as Noel G.)
Jessica B. Wellington
Biker #2
Felicia Dee
Biker #1
Michael H. Cole
Charles Lawlor
Alan Heckner
Texas State Trooper
Mollie Busta
Joe Poper
Dana Lindblad
Theodor Lange
Singer / Accordion (as Ted Lange)
James DeForest Parker
Old Vet
Andy Garcia
Paul Lincoln Alayo
Travina Springer
Young Wife
Kareem J. Grimes
Nerdy Husband (as Kareem Grimes)
Caroline Avery Granger
Hot 45-Year-Old (as Caroline Granger)
Diego Cataño
Kiana N. Paz
Cartel Girl #1
Dylan Kussman
Nicole M. Gomez
Cartel Girl #3
Ashley V. Yanez
Cartel Girl #2
Grant Roberts
DEA Agent
Pete Burris
DEA Regional Manager
Loren Dean
Agent Brown
Kenny Barr
SWAT Captain
Jan Hartsell
Beauty School Admin
Javier Vazquez Jr.
Driver Pulled Over
Derek Russo
Big Dude
Megan Mieduch
24-Hour Waitress
Leonard Hennessy
Billy Richards
Helicopter Pilot
Dayna Beilenson
Tess Malis Kincaid
Antwan Mills


Principal photography began on June 4, 2018 in Atlanta, Rome, and Augusta, Georgia.

The film The Mule was scheduled to be released on December 10, 2018 (Regency Village Theater), on December 14, 2018 (United States), on January 25, 2019 (United Kingdom) and on January 31, 2019 (Germany) by Guo Ying Jia Ying wen hua chuan bo zhong xin, Huaxia Film Distribution, Karo Premiere, NOS Audiovisuais, SF Studios, Tanweer Alliances, Warner Bros. F.E., Warner Bros. Pictures, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment and Warner Home Video.

The duration of the film is 116 minutes. With a budget of $50 million, the film grossed over $174.5 million.

The film had received a "R" rating.


The Mule got high rating from critics. The audience also likes the film. Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "A-" on a scale ranging from A+ to F.

External links

Official website:

IMDB: The Mule

Wikipedia: The Mule (2018 film)

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