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,
Chris R. Notarile,
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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In addition to the subtitled version, Columbia had an English-dubbed version prepared for release on home video. According to director Robert Rodriguez, the dubbing job cost more than he spent to shoot the original film. 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 »
Jaded, perhaps, by years of toiling in the Public Access field (and having sat through scores of first, foundering efforts by scores of foundering aspiring filmmakers), I was taken completely by surprise by the remarkable Robert Rodriguez's first film. As sure and as "polished" as any feature, EL MARIACHI belies its no-budget roots and stands as a testament to determination- and talent. If you're one of those whose attention span precludes sitting down and actually reading Rodriguez's book REBEL WITHOUT A CREW, I recommend obtaining a DVD featuring his "ten-minute film school." And pay very close attention: There'll be a quiz afterward.
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