Desperado
Rating
Details
Director:Robert Rodriguez
Writer:Robert Rodriguez
Producer:Elizabeth Avellan, Bill Borden, Carlos Gallardo, Robert Rodriguez
Theatrical:1995
Rated:R
Studio:Sony Pictures
Genre:Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Duration:104
Summary
With this sequel to his prize-winning independent previous film, "El Mariachi," director Robert Rodriquez joins the ranks of Sam Peckinpah and John Woo as a master of slick, glamorized ultra-violence. We pick up the story as a continuation of "El Mariachi," where an itinerant musician, looking for work, gets mistaken for a hitman and thereby entangled in a web of love, corruption, and death. This time, he is out to avenge the murder of his lover and the maiming of his fretting hand, which occurred at the end of the earlier movie. However, the plot is recapitulated, and again, a case of mistaken identity leads to a very high body count, involvement with a beautiful woman who works for the local drug lord, and finally, the inevitable face-to-face confrontation and bloody showdown.
Cast
Antonio Banderas El Mariachi
Salma Hayek Carolina
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
Danny Trejo Navajas
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
Consuelo Gómez Domino
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 (uncredited)
Reinol Martinez Guy scolding Niño outside Tarasco Bar
Diego Sandoval Empty Gun Man (uncredited)
Los Lobos Composer
Guillermo Navarro Cinematographer
Robert Rodriguez Editor
B.J. Shelley special effects assistant
Bob Shelley special effects coordinator
Malinda Shelley special effects assistant
Steve Fink prosthetics technician (uncredited)
DVD Details
Languages:English
Subtitles:English, Spanish, French, Portuguese, Chinese, Thai
Sound:Dolby SR
Aspect Ratio:1.85 : 1
Picture Format:Anamorphic Widescreen
Region:1
Release:Aug 2003