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The Mule (2014)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $0Details
Home Market Performance
Est. Domestic DVD Sales $5,480 Details
Est. Domestic Blu-ray Sales $8,251 Details
Total Est. Domestic Video Sales $13,731
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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.


Movie Details

Domestic Releases: November 21st, 2014 (Limited) by XLrator Media
Video Release: January 20th, 2015 by Arc/Xlrator
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 102 minutes
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Keywords: Narcotics, Smuggler, Early / Simultaneous Video on Demand release, Police Custody, Directing Yourself, Screenplay Written By the Star, Inspired by a True Story
Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: 4 Cows & Nervous Tick
Production Countries: Australia

Lead Ensemble Members

   Ray Jenkins
   Ray's Mum

Supporting Cast

John Noble    Pat Shepherd
Georgina Haig    Public Defender
Geoff Morrell    John O'Hara
Alex Menglet    Victor
Jim Daly    Immigration Officer

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Production and Technical Credits

Leigh Whannell    Screenwriter
Angus Sampson    Screenwriter
Jaime Browne    Screenwriter
Angus Sampson    Producer
Jane Liscombe    Producer
Angus Coupland    Executive Producer
Troy Lum    Executive Producer
Bryce Menzies    Executive Producer
David Griffiths    Executive Producer
Michele Bennett    Executive Producer
Leigh Whannell    Executive Producer
Paddy Reardon    Production Designer
Andy Canny    Editor
Mikey Young    Composer
Cornel Wilczek    Composer
Stefan Duscio    Director of Photography

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for January 20th, 2015

January 21st, 2015

It is another very shallow week on the home market with only a few releases that are really worth considering. The biggest release is Lucy, which is absolutely worth picking up the Blu-ray Combo Pack, assuming you are willing to ignore the bad science. Likewise, The Boxtrolls the second biggest hit and the 3D Blu-ray Combo Pack is worth picking up, if you like stop-motion animation. As for Pick of the Week Contenders, there are a trio of such films: Coherence on DVD, The Drop on DVD or Blu-ray, and The Mule on DVD or Blu-ray. In the end it was a coin toss and Coherence won. More...

Limited Releases: Pain in the... Mule

November 21st, 2014

The Mule poster

It is not a busy week as far as limited releases are concerned, which is good, because my computer crashed halfway through and I had to redo some of this column. (Save early, save often.) However, while there are not a lot of films on this week's list, many of them are earning overwhelmingly positive reviews. It is unlikely that all of them will be able to capitalize on their reviews. Bad Hair, A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night, The King and the Mockingbird, The Mule, as well as a few documentaries all deserve to find audiences. Hopefully more than a couple of them actually do. More...

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