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Desperado

Year:
Duration:
104 min
Genres:
Action | Crime | Thriller
IMDB rate:
7.2
Director:
Robert Rodriguez
Awards:
4 nominations
Details
Country: USA
Release Date: 1995-08-25
Filming Locations: Coahuíla, Mexico
Earnings
Budget: $7,000,000
Gross: $25,625,110 (USA)£939,900 (UK)
Cast
Actor
Character
Salma Hayek
Salma Hayek
Desperado
Danny Trejo
Danny Trejo
Desperado
Consuelo Gómez
Consuelo Gómez
Desperado
Antonio Banderas
El Mariachi
Joaquim de Almeida
Bucho
Cheech Marin
Short Bartender
Steve Buscemi
Buscemi
Carlos Gómez
Right Hand
Quentin Tarantino
Pick-up Guy
Tito Larriva
Tavo
Angel Aviles
Zamira
Abraham Verduzco
Niño
Carlos Gallardo
Campa
Albert Michel Jr.
Quino
David Alvarado
Buddy
Angela Lanza
Tourist Girl
Mike Moroff
Shrug
Robert Arevalo
Opponent
Gerardo Moscoso
Priest
Peter Marquardt
Moco
Jaime de Hoyos
Bigoton
Cristos
Cristos
Richie Gaona
Case Opener
Mark Dalton
Fighting Barfly
Tommy Nix
Fighting Barfly
Patricia Vonne
Bar Girl
Elizabeth Rodriguez
Mariachi Fan
Enrique Iglesias
1 of the 3 hitmen searching for Antonio
Reinol Martinez
Guy Scolding Niño Outside Tarasco Bar
Diego Sandoval
Empty Gun Man (uncredited)
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Trivia
Carlos Gallardo:  Campa is played by the lead actor of El mariachi (1992).
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This film cost approximately $7 million to make, 1000 times the amount of money Rodriguez spent to make El mariachi (1992).
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The huge black handgun that is seen throughout the movie (used by the bad guys) is a Desert Eagle .50AE pistol.
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Goofs
When El Mariachi follows the boy and slides his shoulder along the wall, leaving blood smears, in one shot you can see what look like places where smears from a previous take have been not-quite-completely scrubbed off.
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The shirt of the thug that El Mariachi pushes up with his feet during the cantina battle.
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When El Mariachi is singing his song in the bar, his voice isn't synchronized with his mouth.
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Quotes
Tourist Girl: And, your beer tastes like piss.
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Buscemi: Ya know, one of these days you're gonna lie down too hard on that thing and blow your brains out.
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Tavo: [in Spanish] How much in dollars?
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Faq
Q
Is this a remake of El Mariachi?
A
No. Desperado has many things in common with El Mariachi structurally, but it is a sequel, not a remake. Just after the title sequence, a dream scene replays the ending of the first film (though a reshot version, with Antonio Banderas replacing Carlos Gallardo), recapping the death of Domino and the wounding of Mariachi's hand. In the first film, the titular character was an actual mariachi, only inheriting the guitar case full of weapons from the killer known as Azul at the end of the film. Desperado picks up an unspecified length of time later, with the Mariachi having become something of a local legend in the interim.
Q
Is this really a sequel?
A
Yes, it is a sequel to El Mariachi, although you don't have to see El Mariachi to understand Desperado.
Q
Why don't any police ever show up at any of the numerous shootouts?
A
Robert Rodriguez has stated that coming from a background in comic books, he has always had a bit of comic book fantasy in his films. In the town Mariachi finds himself in, there are no police. It is run by gangs, and gangs only.
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Photos from cast
Salma Hayek Danny Trejo Consuelo Gómez
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