The killer downstairs 2019 lifetime movies based on a true story 2019 new life time movie 2019. Austin somewhat more eventful than a film about selfinflicted constipation promises to be, tony mahony and angus sampson s the mule tells the true story of an australian who, suspected of. Facebook is showing information to help you better understand the purpose of a page. The australian actor has signed on for the true crime drama the mule, ive learned. The film is a fairly straightforward adaptation of the true story, but the racist cultural stereotypes and truly appalling treatment of women is all thanks to schenk and eastwood. The mule has been loosely inspired by the true tale of a new zealand man who tried to smuggle cocaine filled condoms through customs in the 80s. From horticulture to drug culture clint eastwoods latest tells the true story of a struggling nonagenarian who becomes a drug courier to improve his financial situation. While hes definitely slowed down his acting in the last decade i figured gran torino would have been his sawn song he actually managed to put out a baseball movie and now the mule the true story of a 90 year old man who became the mexican drug cartals best carrier. It was released directly to itunes and other digital. The mule is based on a remarkable true story, reported by the new york times in 2014, about 87yearold drug mule leo sharp and dea agent jeff moore, played in the film.
The alpha dog true story confirms that jesse james hollywood johnny truelove in the movie and two friends, jesse rugge and william skidmore, snatched up nick markowitz while he was walking along the side of the road in the late morning. Being a mule for a guntoting cartel can be a lucrative and relatively hassle free life. The mule is the fascinating story of a man who literally refuses to. Eastwood is renowned for moving through his projects quickly the mule was filmed this summer, and he might have benefitted from giving this venture a little more room to breathe so the creative team had.
The mule is based on the true story of leo sharp, an 87yearold drug mule and wwii veteran who was arrested by the dea with five duffel bags of cocaine in 2011. The mule is based on a true story about a man with an estranged family and a new job. Nov 21, 2014 directed by tony mahony, angus sampson. Its pitchblack ozzy cinema, superbly acted hugo weaving. The mule is clint eastwoods 38th film as a director the acting count is closer to 70 and its a powerfully weird bit of business. The true events marketing, and the film being based on a true australian story brings the narrative closer to home for australians. A man travels to thailand and agrees to serve as a mule for 20 balloons of heroin. Based on a true story, an irish racehorse is kidnapped by the irish republican army, which did not heed the memo. According the blurb at the start of this film it based on a true story and while ive no. The invisible man is a 2020 science fiction horror thriller film written and directed by leigh whannell. This is a list of films that are based on actual events. It is a most intriguing sign of the times when one of the better australian films of 2014 consciously elects to bypass a run in cinemas altogether. New lifetime movies based on a true story 2020must watch. With hugo weaving, angus sampson, leigh whannell, ewen leslie.
He had recently fled his home before his parents could talk to him about a bit of trouble he was in from. Well, heres something that you would probably want to check out immediately. The screenplay, by nick schenk, is based on the new york times article the sinaloa cartels 90yearold drug mule by sam dolnick, which recounts the story of leo sharp, a world war ii veteran who became a drug courier for the sinaloa cartel in his 80s. Clint eastwood sure hates phones but loves woman especially ones in bikinis. Hugo weaving set for aussie crime drama the mule deadline. The new clint eastwood movie the mule is a fictionalized version of a 2011 drug bust on a freeway near ann arbor, michigan. You dont really associate sunny down under with dark gothic tales. It is an entertaining, if not terribly memorable film, based on some version of supposedly true events from the 1980s. Nov 23, 2014 but in the end, the mule is essentially a straightforward, somewhat overextended crime story enlivened by its uniquely grotesque circumstances based on a true story, as noted at the.
A list of popular australian films and movies of the modern era 1971 onwards. The real guy who inspired clint eastwoods character is leo sharp, a world war ii veteran not a korean war veteran like in the film. This was a really great movie a unique story told mostly in the bed of a hotel room. Banks movie trailer for the film that tells the story of walt disneys struggle to please author p.
The babadook tells the story of a amelia, young widow who has to cope with her sixyear old son, a boy with a vivid imagination. Remarkably, the mule is based on the true story of leo sharp. Clint eastwoods the mule will bring the oneofakind crime story of leo sharp to the big screen. Based on the true story of the snowtown murders also known as the bodiesinbarrels murders. Australian film the mule skips cinemas to top itunes chart. Caly film full movie 2012 napisy pl subtitles pl, lektor. The mule is in parts more serious than funny, but it nonetheless manages to entertain over the entire length, despite its simple premise. Not all movies have remained true to the genuine history of the event or the characters they are portraying, often adding action and drama to increase the substance and popularity of the movie. True story movies gained popularity in the late 1980s and early 1990s with. The mule loosely based on true michigan drug bust story.
Nov 21, 2014 and if possible, have a story that involves human bowel movements. In the 2010s alone, he directed five feature films, a documentary, and then on top of that, worked on eight television series. The mule is a 2018 american crime drama film produced and directed by clint eastwood, who also plays the lead role. Clint eastwood directs and stars in true story of a geriatric drug courier. The mule is the fascinating story of a man who literally. The mule true story reveals that the name was changed for the movie. Clint eastwood talks the mule, drug cartels and bizarre true life. It is a most intriguing sign of the times when one of the better australian films of. There is no more prolific australian director than kriv stenders. Set in 1983 and inspired by a true story, a naive man angus. Based on the true story of leo sharp, clint plays earl as an amiable chap out of synch with the rest of the world but perfectly content to go along with the changes.
Margaret agrees to help and what she discovers opens a can of worms for the british and australian governments. In the film, an australian team, with a new winged keel design that. After his death, katharine graham stepped in to take. The comedic story that the writers concocted around these true events.
Alone and afraid, the mule makes a desperate choice. My first wife 1984 directed by paul cox starring john hargreaves and wendy hughes. Worldrenowned horticulturist turned drug trafficker leo sharp was the inspiration behind clint eastwoods latest project, the mule. On august 3, 1963, he was released for the weekend. May 07, 2014 90yearold man sentenced for transporting drugs. Australian film the mule skips cinemas to top itunes chart lauren carroll harris local films may flail at the box office, but new indie film the mule proves australians are keen to watch online. A naive man with lethal narcotics hidden in his stomach is detained by australian federal police. Sarah ward is a freelance film critic, arts and culture writer, and film festival organiser. Clint eastwoods the mule, which he directed and stars in, is based on the incredible true story of an octogenarian who became an unlikely drug mule, transporting staggering amounts of cocaine for a major mexican drug cartel. They dont gloss over the seedier elements of drug running nor the dangerous cost of becoming a drug mule.
In the mule, clint eastwood plays earl stone, a world war ii veteran who becomes a drug courier for the sinaloa cartel while in his 80s. The killer downstairs 2019 lifetime movies based on a true story 2019 new life time movie. However, there is a disclaimer at the end of the movie reminding viewers that it is fictionalized. Now, he has to endure seven sphincterclenching days to convince them of his innocence.
Jul 23, 2019 35 great movies based on a true story. Nov 26, 2018 this is the true story of clint eastwoods movie the mule and drug runner leo sharp. It follows a woman who believes she is being stalked by her abusive and wealthy boyfriend even after his apparent suicide. Based on a true story synopsis plot the movie is based on a 2014 new york times magazine feature by sam dolnick and follows earl stone 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.
While this decision by the the mule handlers has been the subject of. Alpha dog movie vs true story of real johnny truelove. If youre a fan of offbeat australian independent films, the mule is a nottobemissed movie. Eastwoods movie the mule is based on a new york times article that detailed the true story of a world war ii veteran named leo sharp. Clint eastwoods new movie the mule is exasperatingly flat. Abc7s iteam first reported on the worlds oldest drug mule in 2012. The mule is a film about not taking a shit because you have. When the guy gets stopped at the airport under suspicion of drug smuggling the real shit starts. Theres no denying the true story this film is based on is quite fascinating and was ripe for a film adaptation, but an argument can be made the mule isnt the best version of that movie.
It was released directly to itunes and other digital platforms simultaneously in australia, canada, new zealand, and the united states on 21 november 2014. Geoff davis filmed his battle scenes on the family farm and cast his sons as leads in a film that. So lets think of this as a list of my favourite australian horror films to help get you started. Meanwhile, australian film true history of the kelly gang, directed by justin kurzel of snowtown fame, will open in a small number of cinemas on january 9 before screening on stan from australia day.
Starring an impossibly adorable dakota fanning, dreamer tells the story of a horsecrazy little girl and her mission to rehabilitate an injured horse. Into the world of the emperor penguins, who find their soul mates through song, a penguin is born who cannot sing. The story of leo drug mule sharp appears headed for the silver screen backed by a hollywood icon clint eastwood. Angus sampson in the mule 2014 angus sampson and leigh whannell in the mule 2014. His latest film, the mule, was released to theaters on december 14th, 2018, and is earning major buzz for eastwoods portrayal of the lead character, as well as for the remarkable true story the. This will most likely be the future of all indie australian films. The directors second film in a year is a strangely inelegant tale cursed with a clumsy. Some of the lessons and learnings you may take away from this based on a true life story of 90 yearold drug mule leo sharp working for a mexican drug cartel are. Clint eastwoods the mule is based on the true story of an elderly world war ii veteran who ultimately becomes the oldest and one of the most. The best australian films of the decade 20102019 the curb. The mule marks the feature film directorial debut for sampson, who codirected the film with another first timer in tony mahony, and they do a great job of tapping into the darker comic potential of the scenario. After a trip to thailand, a firsttime drug mule finds himself in police custody, with his stomach crammed with narcotics.
Not to be confused with the blackly humorous 2014 aussie film of the same name, which leigh whannell the saw and insidious franchises cowrote, this film entitled the mule is directed by the. Alison eastwood, augusta, clint eastwood, georgia film industry, hollywood, midnight in the garden of good and evil, savannah, the mule for the first time in 21 years, clint eastwood and his daughter alison are working together on a film. Inspired by true events, the mule tells the story of a naive man who is. The incident inspired television writer jaime brown best known for the graham kennedy biopic the king, etc to pen. But what makes it so relatable is the nature of mick taylor. Tom hanks portrays walt disney while actress emma thompson fills the role of p. For a flick about a drug mule who refuses to take a shit for almost two weeks, this is a surprisingly smart film. Angus sampson plays a firsttime drug mule trying not to pass the evidence through his system. Austin somewhat more eventful than a film about selfinflicted constipation promises to be, tony mahony and angus sampsons the mule tells the true story of an australian who, suspected of.
Based on a true story elizabeth berlkey lifetime movies 2016. And it grapples with several of eastwoods preferred. Clint eastwoods the mule follows earl stone, who transports drugs across the united states, and its based on the true story of leo sharp. This is the true story of clint eastwoods movie the mule and drug runner leo sharp. During our investigation into the post true story, we learned that philip committed suicide with a 28gauge shotgun at the couples home in glen welby. The australian film the mule was wellreceived in its world premiere at the sxsw film.
The fullofshit nationalistic posturing was a perfect backdrop for the story. He tries desperately to get his body to hold onto the drugs while he is detained and searched by the australian police. Black comedy from australia, based on the true story of a magnificently inept drug mule who loses his cool and gets caught out by law enforcement with a lethal amount of narcotics in his stomach. Ron howards film follows the story of three astronauts desperately struggling to bring their ship back into earths orbit after an oxygen tank explodes. Nov 19, 2014 set in 1983 and inspired by a true story, a naive man angus sampson carries lethal drugs hidden in his stomach and is arrested by the australian federal police on his way back from thailand. The australian film the mule was wellreceived in its world premiere at the sxsw film festival. The film follows a man who is a firsttime drug mule.
Oct 12, 2014 this is the true story of english social worker margaret humphreys who back in the 1980s was approached by an australian woman seeking help in finding her real parents. Constipation crime drama the mule only offers relief at the end. Aussie drug trafficking is digestive tract funny in the mule posted on november, 2014 by rogerinorlando the mule is a bloody, violent and yet grimly comic tale of an unlikely drug smuggler and the ugly war of wills that began the moment he got caught. Travers as his company works to adapt her novel mary poppins for the big screen. Is clint eastwoods new movie, the mule, a true story. Trailer via youtube theres no us release date for the mule at this point, but xlrator media has the u. When he was nearly in his 80s, sharp became a drug courier for the infamous sinaloa cartel. There are films that are based on a true story, and then theres the mule. The mule is a 2014 australian comedy crime drama film directed by tony mahony and angus sampson. It might be hard to believe that one of the best and most original horror films of the decade so far is an australian film.
The mule is the fascinating story of a man who literally refuses to give a sht. The 100 best australian films of the new millennium filmink. The answer is that, yes, to some degree the mule was based on a real story. Before the main tonal shift in the film, he behaves mostly like the australian bloke stereotype would inform.
The mule opens in australia on november 21st, with a us release to follow later. Set in 1983 and inspired by a true story, a naive man angus sampson carries lethal drugs hidden in his stomach and is arrested by the australian. Based on a true story, eastwood stars in the mule as earl. Unlike some of eastwoods more recent films, the mule appears keenly aware of and interested in the legacy of its creator and star. In 1983, a naive man is detained by australian federal police with lethal.
This is the true story of clint eastwood s movie the mule and drug runner leo sharp he was a war hero from northwestern indiana. It features an esteemed cast including bradley cooper, laurence fishburne, dianne wiest and andy garcia. The mule reflects frustrations of a changing america. But if true love, onenight stands, nike sneakers and new refrigerators could be found on.879 637 1562 24 1490 389 64 953 1495 942 1250 573 732 1436 101 261 373 1320 851 755 1005 1556 761 243 1225 449 1268 1466 1357 435 310 14 1015 550 359 867