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(2018)

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The movie was inspired by the story of Leo Sharp, a World War II veteran in his 80s who became the world's oldest and most prolific drug mule for the Sinaloa Cartel.
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On December 10, 2018, Clint Eastwood was photographed at the movie's Los Angeles premiere with his secret daughter Laurie. She identified herself to photographers as 'Laurie Eastwood'. The next day, Alison Eastwood confirmed on Instagram that Laurie is her half-sister. Laurie is believed to be the Washington-born Eastwood daughter who was given up for adoption in 1954, as alleged by biographer Patrick McGilligan in the heavily suppressed book "Clint: The Life and Legend" (1999) - an allegation no media outlet would repeat at the time. It has taken Clint 64 years to acknowledge Laurie.
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Clint Eastwood's first credited acting role since Trouble with the Curve (2012).
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The release of The 15:17 to Paris (2018) and this movie mark the eighth time Clint Eastwood directed two features for release in a single year. The other years were 1973, 1982, 1990, 1997, 2006, 2008 and 2014.
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This was the second collaboration between Clint Eastwood and Bradley Cooper after American Sniper (2014).
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Clifton Collins Jr. who plays Gustavo is Clint Eastwood's real life ex-son-in-law.
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Yves Bélanger's inclusion as cinematographer marked the first time Clint Eastwood did not work with Tom Stern as his cinematographer on a feature film in eighteen years. Stern worked as a gaffer on several of Eastwood's films from the 1980s into the early 2000s, before being promoted to director of photography on every scripted feature-length film by Eastwood, starting with Blood Work (2002) (Stern's first cinematography credit) to The 15:17 to Paris (2018) (Eastwood's earlier 2018 film).
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Marks actress Alison Eastwood's fourth film under father Clint Eastwood's direction, and the second film Michael Peña has worked on with Clint.
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This was director Clint Eastwood's second collaboration with Laurence Fishburne. Eastwood previously directed Fishburne in Mystic River (2003).
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The Nov. 3 death of Sondra Locke, Eastwood's common law wife from 1975-89, was not publicized until the eve of the film's opening.
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This marks the second time that actor Michael Peña played a DEA agent in connection with the Sinaloan cartel and their activities. The other project, also from 2018, was Narcos: Mexico (2018).
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This was not the only time Clint Eastwood played a "mule." He also played one of a different kind in Two Mules for Sister Sara (1970).
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Near the end of the film's trailer released on October 4, 2018, an excerpt from Sergei Rachmaninoff's "Rhapsody on a Theme by Paginini" can be heard.
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Ruben Fleischer was originally set to direct the movie.
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This was the second collaboration between director Clint Eastwood and writer Nick Schenk, after Gran Torino (2008).
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The film was partially filmed in Augusta, Georgia, birthplace of co star Lawrence Fishburne.
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The film marked the second collaboration between Laurence Fishburne and Michael Peña in 2018. They also worked together in Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018).
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Uniquely enough, 2018 witnessed yet another octogenarian Robert Redford also appearing as an aging criminal in The Old Man & the Gun (2018).
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One of Earl's (Clint Eastwood's) handlers scolds him for speaking without being asked, by saying, "Mules don't talk!". Clint Eastwood's first credited movie role was that of "Jonesey", in Francis in the Navy (1955), which was part of the "Francis, The Talking Mule" series.
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Michael Pena, Laurence Fishburne, and Bradley Cooper have appeared in the Marvel Cinematic Universe
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This was the first theatrically released film for actor Loren Dean since Conviction (2010), which starred Hilary Swank, who co-starred in Million Dollar Baby (2004), which was also directed by and starred Clint Eastwood. Dean previously worked with Eastwood on Space Cowboys (2000).
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Taissa Farmiga and Alison Eastwood's real-life mothers both had them in their 40s.
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Lobo sebastian and Clifton Collins jr stared together in the movie 187
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Clint Eastwood's character Earl Stone drives thru a fast food restaurant named "Gunny's Burgers". Clint Eastwood played the role of Gunnery Sgt. Thomas Highway nicknamed "Gunny" in Heartbreak Ridge (1986), which Eastwood also directed.
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