Jerry Welbach (Brad Pitt) is given two ultimatums. His mob boss wants him to travel to Mexico to get a priceless antique pistol called "The Mexican" or he will suffer the consequences. The other ultimatum comes from his girlfriend Samantha (Julia Roberts), who wants him to end his association with the mob. Jerry figures that being alive, although in trouble with his girlfriend is the better alternative so he heads south of the border. Finding the pistol is easy but getting it home is a whole other matter. The pistol supposedly carries a curse - a curse Jerry is given every reason to believe, especially when Samantha is held hostage by the gay hit man Leroy (James Gandolfini) to ensure the safe return of the pistol.
This is the hero photograph of Arnold Margolese (Gene Hackman) used in the 2001 romantic action film The Mexican.
This photograph can be seen towards the end of the film when Margolese explains to Jerry why it is so important for him to return the pistol; he shows him this photograph and newspaper cutting.
The photo shows Margolese and the boy he shared a cell with in prison. The photo has a paperclip holding the clipping at the back.
Screen matched. Prop Store COA.