Release date:December 30, 2005
(NY, LA; top 20 markets: January 13; wide release: January 27)
Studio:The Weinstein Company
MPAA Rating:R (for strong sexual content and language)
Starring:Pierce Brosnan, Greg Kinnear, Hope Davis, Philip Baker Hall, Adam Scott, Dylan Baker
In writer/director Richard Shepard's dark comedy "The Matador," Julian Noble (Pierce Brosnan) is a hit man who's very good at what he does, but is losing his taste for the business. Danny is a salesman whose marriage and finances are in trouble. One night, at the hotel bar, these two men meet. Before long, they find themselves having an extremely unique Mexico City experience, one that will change them both forever. Julian the hit man, Danny the ordinary American businessman find that while they have nothing in common, they both need each other in ways they never knew they would.