Dispatched in 15 to 20 working days
- R 30
A hyper-violent post western tale of revenge starring Antonio Banderas as the mysterious stranger, Mariachi. He carries a guitar case full of weapons, which he plans to use to avenge the death of his girlfriend. Aided by his best friend and a beautiful book-store owner, he hunts down the last of the druglords, dispensing his own brand of justice to anyone who gets in the way. Robert Rodriguez directs what is both a sequel to, and a remake of, his critically acclaimed, low budget action adventure 'El Mariachi'.
- Movies & TV
- 21 Mar 2011
- Region 2
- English, German, French
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- Commentary: Robert Rodriguez (Director)
- Other Documentary: '10 More Minutes: Anatomy of a Shootout'
- 100 min
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- Running Time
- 103 min
- Action/Adventure / Action / Classic Fight Scenes / Crime / Enemies / Hispanic / Mistaken Identity / Organized Crime / Outlaws / Recommended / Theatrical Release / Vengeance
- The no-named Mariachi (Antonio Banderas) tracks down the last Mexican drug-lord "Bucho" with the help of his best friend and a beautiful book store owner (Salma Hayek). In a poetically violent style reminiscent of John Woo and Sam Peckinpah, the Mariachi takes on his entire army of henchmen in a dusty border town as an act of revenge for the murder of his love and his injured musician's hand. Robert Rodriguez's big budget sequel to "El Mariachi." Also starring Cheech Marin (of Cheech and Chong) and Steve Buscemi (RESERVOIR DOGS).
- A Los Hooligans production.
Color by Technicolor.
Shot on location in Ciudad Acuña, Mexico.
Additional credits: Luz Maria Rojas Magnon (unit production manager); Diego Sandoval, Joaquin Silva (assistant directors); Matthew Beville (sound editor).
"Jack the Ripper" by Milt Grant, Link Wray, performed by
Link Wray & His Ray Men
"Morena di Mi Corazón (Canción del Mariachi)" by Cesar
Rosas, performed by Los Lobos with Antonio Banderas
"Manifold de Amour", "Forever Night Shade Mary", and
"Chinese Surprize" by David Hidalgo and Louis
Perez performed by Latin Playboys
"Pass the Hatchet" by Ray Theriot, Roger Leon Jr., Earl
Stanley Oropeza, performed by Roger & The Gypsies
"This House" by Tito Larriva, Tony Marsico, Valerie
Marsico and Charlie Midnight, performed by Tito &
"Strange Face of Love", "White Train" by Tito Larriva,
performed by Tito & Tarantula
"Bella" by Carlos Santana, Chester Thompson, Sterling
Crew performed by Carlos Santana
"Quedate Aqui" by Mildred Villafane, performed by
Rated BBFC 18 by the British Board of Film Classification.
- Cast & Crew
- Movie Critics
- Entertainment Weekly
- "...[A] propulsive rock & roll spaghetti Western....Wittily hyperbolic..." -- Rating: B— Owen Gleiberman (22 Sep 1995, p.62)
- Rolling Stone
- "...Antonio Banderas is the ultimate in sexy action cool....The stunts dazzle..."— Peter Travers (7 Sep 1995, p.76-7)
- Sight and Sound
- "....Breathtaking....[Rodriguez] makes adventurous use of the camera..."— John Wrathall (1 Feb 1996, p.38)
- Total Film
- "...On a visual level, DESPERADO is a dazzlingly indulgent exercise..."— Chris Blohm (1 Aug 2000, p.100)
- "...[The film] could scarcely be more dazzling on a purely visual level....There is no question of imagination working overtime..."— Todd McCarthy (29 May 1995, )