Starring: Clint Eastwood, Bradley Cooper, Laurence Fishburne, Michael Peña, Dianne Wiest, Andy García, Alison Eastwood, Taissa Farmiga, Ignacio Serricchio, Loren Dean, Victor Rasuk
Crime drama directed by Clint Eastwood, based on the true story of Leo Sharp, a World War II veteran in his 80s who became a drug dealer and courier for the Sinaloa Cartel. In this movie the story follows Earl Stone (Clint Eastwood), a man in his 80s who is broke, alone, and facing foreclosure of his business when he is offered a job that simply requires him to drive. Easy enough but, unbeknownst to Earl, he’s just signed on as a drug courier for a Mexican cartel.
He does well, so well, in fact, that his cargo increases exponentially, and Earl is assigned a handler. But he isn’t the only one keeping tabs on Earl, the mysterious new drug mule has also hit the radar of hard-charging DEA agent Colin Bates (Bradley Cooper). And even as his money problems become a thing of the past, Earl’s past mistakes start to weigh heavily on him, and it’s uncertain if he’ll have time to right those wrongs before law enforcement, or the cartel’s enforcers, catch up to him.
Earl Stone: Family is the most important thing. Don’t do what I did. I put work in front of family. I thought it was more important to be somebody out there than the failure I was in my own home.
Earl Stone: I was a terrible father, a terrible husband. I blew my chance. I didn’t deserve forgiveness. This is the last one. So help me God, this is the last one. For what it’s worth, I’m sorry for everything.
[after Earl has found out that there are drugs in the bag in the back of his car]
Cop: Need help, sir?
Earl Stone: Oh, officer, hi.
Cop: Do you need any help?
Earl Stone: No, no, I’m fine. Thank you.
Cop: What you got there?
Earl Stone: Pecans. I deliver pecans to my niece in…
Earl Stone: Yeah, pecans. She makes the worst pecan pie you’ve ever tasted. I feel sorry for her husband, but and I feel sorry for the pecans too.
[the cop’s dogs start barking, Earl looks worried as the cop lets the dog out of his car]
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