The Legendary Mariachi is propositioned by a mysterious woman to kill a man that he has never met, on the promise that he will find something he didn't think was still possible. A second chance at life
Chris R. Notarile
Hector De La Rosa,
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El Mariachi just wants to play his guitar and carry on the family tradition. Unfortunately, the town he tries to find work in has another visitor...a killer who carries his guns in a guitar case. The drug lord and his henchmen mistake El Mariachi for the killer, Azul, and chase him around town trying to kill him and get his guitar case. Written by
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While the production budget for the film was $7,000, Robert Rodriguez estimated that if he didn't have to pay for film, processing and telecine costs, it would have only cost $600. See more »
The Playboy bunny poster in Azul's hideout disappears after Azul's lady friends first emerge with their guns to scare off one of Azul's henchmen. Director Robert Rodriguez explains this goof in the commentary, stating that he felt the poster was too "American" for the film. See more »
El Mariachi (1992) was a fine debut for film maker Robert Rodriguez. He makes the most of his minuscule budget and makes a very entertaining action film. The story behind the making of the film is even more interesting than the movie itself. You can tell from this movie that Robert Rodriguez had a bright future in the movie business.
The story is about a musician who's trying to find work in a Mexican border town. None of the places he visits wants to hire a guitar player for their business. Meanwhile another man comes to town carrying a guitar case, he's no musician. He's a notorious hit man for a local gangster. When their paths cross, nothing but trouble lies ahead for the El Mariachi. Can the poor dude survive the week without being killed? Who is this guitar carrying killer? Why is he in town? What are the local crime boss' motives? To find out you'll have to watch EL MARIACHI!!!
An interesting debut that showed lots of promise. The movie was followed by a pseudo-sequel/remake a few years later with a bigger budget and a cast filled with a lot of named actors.
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