The Matador

Synopsis: A chance encounter between a travelling salesman and a lonely hitman triggers a strangely profound relationship which provokes each to act in ways neither would have imagined possible. Fate steps in to form a friendship between two men from irreconcilable worlds that will alter the lives of both forever.
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Director(s): Richard Shepard
Production: The Weinstein Company
  Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 win & 5 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
96 min

It's 73 degrees on this beautiful morning,

it's 6:
59 in the A.M.

Well enjoy Mr.Sunshine while you can friends

because news is predicting storms tomorrow.

So it's time to wake up and enjoy the day.

Wake up... Wake up now, Julian!




Mister... is that your car?


The cool Porsche.

You keep staring at it.

- Why don't you shoo?

- I don't wanna shoo.

Didn't your mother tell you never

to talk to strangers?

She's over there, and she said

that I should talk to you.

- She did?

- Yes.

She wants to know what you do here.

I think she thinks you're cute.

I don't know anything about that car.

And I'm only interested in your mother

if she lost 20 pounds and 30 years-

- so I'd really like it if you get the

f*** off here, thank you very much.

- Whatever.

- Yeah, whatever, goodbye, scoodoodle!

- See you, would'nt wanna be you.

- Smell you, should'nt have to tell you.


- You're up eary.

- The thunder woke me up.

And I wanted to see you before you left.

- I'm gonna miss that.

- Me too, I'll gonna miss everyting.

- It's only two nights.

- With this weather and

our luck, it scares me.

Honey... you know I got to go.

But I'm coming home in two days.

With really good news...

I promise.

Are you sure you have time?

Maybe not for dinner and movie, but...

Still horny?

Danny! Danny!

- I'm so sorry, Phil.

- It's fine, is Bean alright?

Yeah, the fire-department is over there.

She's fine, really...

She practically forced me to get over here.

She knows what this job means, right?

Well, she knows somebody has to pay

for a new kitchen.

- Then we better make this flight, right?

- Yeah, we will.

- We'll have to.

- Hope the weather is better in Mexico.

Mr Noble, how are you today?

Couldn't be better...

but more importantly... are you, Genevive?

Good day.

A Marguerita, please.

I was wondering, I'm looking for a

particulary bloody bullfight.

Any chance one's happening this Sunday?

A matador from Madrid

fights on Sunday.

Are you in town for business or pleasure?

My business is my pleasure.

How you doing?

- I'm a nervous wreck.

- Think positive.

I think that I'm sweating through my suit.

Hallo, Julian!

- Getting some culture?

- Indeed...

Isn't she a tad young?

Even for you...

I'd make an exception for her.

Did you study the assignment?

No, I shredded it, then I humped the bellboy

on the room-service cart.

Am I supposed to be chocked?

I hate these catholic countries.

All blushy, blushy... no sucky, fucky.

Well somehow,

I think you may find your way.

Now look, there's been a change of planes.

The portfolio have to be delivered sooner

than we discussed.

What are you sayin'?

- She's leaving for Europe tomorrow.

- I'm not a f***in' magician, you know.

Just get it done today.

I almost forgot..!

- Yeah?

- Happy birthday!

Happy birthday?


We shouldn't even need to think about it.

That's good!

- Yes!

- Two Margueritas, please.

- I think we did it. - Yeah, I don't know

what you're freaking out about man.

You were remarkable back there.

- No, you were.

- No, you, it was you.

- It's no way they can't give us this job.

- You think that?

I know...

- Hallo? - Andy?

- Yes?

- Andy, you crazy bastard, it's me.

- Who?

- Julian!

- Who?

Julian Noble, from Portugal,


- Who?

- Julian Noble?

I'd just thought I've give you a chat,

see how you're doing.

It's my birthday.

Andy? Hallo?

Hallo, is Cindy there?

F*** it...!

Now this smells like a party.

- Marguerita, please.

- Yes, sir.

Well, you look like you could use one.

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Richard Shepard

Richard Shepard (born 1965) is an American film, television director and screenwriter. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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