• Publication date: September 15, 2009

The Matador

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A businessman and a hit man form a strange relationship

Program data

Duration: 105

Production Year: 2005

MBC 2:

October 30, 2012 17:15 (KSA) ~ October 30, 2012 16:15 (CLT)

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.

Starring:

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