• Publication date: April 10, 2018

The Matador

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A globetrotting hitman and a crestfallen businessman meet in a hotel bar in Mexico City in an encounter that draws them together in a way neither expected.

  • Publication date: April 10, 2018

The Matador

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Duration: 105

Production Year: 2005

MBC 2:

April 10, 2018 17:00 (KSA) ~ April 10, 2018 16:00 (CLT)

(mbc.net) Danny Wright (Greg Kinnear) and Julian Noble (Pierce Brosnan) meet at a hotel bar in Mexico City and strike up a conversation.  Wright is in Mexico to secure an important business deal, and subsequently a nervous wreck.  Julian is there for an unexplained reason, but in a drunken stupor reveals that he is a hit man. 

Rather than flee from Julian, Danny befriends him.  Noble invites his new pal to a bullfight, and gives him a glimpse how a hit man operates.  Underneath Julian's rough exterior is a man looking for a good friend, but how will their lifestyles converge?

The Matador was nominated for a Golden Globe Award.  Produced under a $10 million budget, the picture earned $16 million at the box office, deeming it a moderate commercial success.


  • Pierce Brosnan
  • Greg Kinnear
  • Hope Davis
  • Philip Baker Hall