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Writer (WGA):
Robert Rodriguez (written by)
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Release Date:
25 August 1995 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
He came back to settle the score with someone. Anyone. EVERYONE. See more »
Plot:
A gunslinger is embroiled in a war with a local drug runner. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
4 nominations See more »
NewsDesk:
(404 articles)
Jorge Amado project presented in Rio
 (From ScreenDaily. 30 September 2014, 8:53 AM, PDT)

Antonio Banderas talks Automata and Hollywood
 (From ScreenDaily. 22 September 2014, 1:36 PM, PDT)

A True Desperado: The 10 Best Moments Of Robert Rodriguez’s Career
 (From We Got This Covered. 22 August 2014, 8:00 AM, PDT)

User Reviews:
Can You Say 'Preposterous?" (But Lots Of Fun) See more (199 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Antonio Banderas ... El Mariachi

Salma Hayek ... Carolina

Joaquim de Almeida ... Bucho

Cheech Marin ... Short Bartender

Steve Buscemi ... Buscemi

Carlos Gómez ... Right Hand (as Carlos Gomez)

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 (as Consuelo Gomez)
Jaime de Hoyos ... Bigoton (as Jaime De Hoyos)

Cristos ... Cristos

Richie Gaona ... Case Opener

Mark Dalton ... Fighting Barfly
Tommy Nix ... Fighting Barfly

Patricia Vonne ... Bar Girl

Elizabeth Rodriguez ... Mariachi Fan
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Enrique Iglesias ... 1 of the 3 hitmen searching for Antonio (uncredited)
Reinol Martinez ... Guy Scolding Niño Outside Tarasco Bar (uncredited)
Diego Sandoval ... Empty Gun Man (uncredited)

Directed by
Robert Rodriguez 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Robert Rodriguez (written by)

Produced by
Elizabeth Avellan .... co-producer (as Elizabeth Avellán)
Bill Borden .... producer
Carlos Gallardo .... co-producer
Robert Rodriguez .... producer
 
Original Music by
Los Lobos 
 
Cinematography by
Guillermo Navarro (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Robert Rodriguez 
 
Production Design by
Cecilia Montiel 
 
Art Direction by
Felipe Fernández del Paso  (as Felipe Fernandez del Paso)
 
Costume Design by
Graciela Mazón 
 
Makeup Department
Rosie Duprat Fort .... assistant hair stylist (as Rosa Elisa Duprat R.)
Rosie Duprat Fort .... assistant makeup artist (as Rosa Elisa Duprat R.)
Ermahn Ospina .... hair stylist
Ermahn Ospina .... makeup artist
Douglas J. White .... special effects makeup & prosthetics (as Douglas White)
Allan A. Apone .... special makeup designer (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Tony Mark .... unit production manager
Luz María Rojas .... unit production manager (as Luz Maria Rojas Magnon)
Tamara Smith .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Diego Sandoval .... second assistant director
Batan Silva .... first assistant director (as Sebastian Gaetano Silva)
Joaquin Silva .... second second assistant director
Antonio Banderas .... director: bathroom scene (uncredited)
Steve M. Davison .... second unit director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Mark 'Digger' Green .... assistant property master (as Mark Green)
Terry Haskell .... property master
Ricardo M. Kaplan .... assistant art director
Eduardo Lopez .... lead dresser
Ernesto López Ríos .... construction coordinator (as Ernesto Lopez Rios)
 
Sound Department
Dean Beville .... supervising sound editor
Matthew C. Beville .... sound editor (as Matthew Beville)
Edmond J. Coblentz Jr. .... assistant sound editor
Thomas Raymond Fabbricante .... assistant sound editor
Judee Flick .... adr editor
Gary S. Gerlich .... sound editor (as Gary Gerlich)
Greg Hedgepath .... sound editor (as Gregory A. Hedgepath)
Pedro Mejía .... boom operator (as Pedro Mejia)
Sergio Reyes .... sound re-recording mixer
B. Tennyson Sebastian III .... sound re-recording mixer (as Tennyson Sebastian III)
Frank Smathers .... foley editor (as Frank T. Smathers)
Charles Ewing Smith .... dialogue editor
Mark Ulano .... production sound mixer
Larry Hopkins .... layback sound mixer (uncredited)
Derek Marcil .... adr mixer (uncredited)
Marvin Walowitz .... sound effects editor (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
B.J. Shelley .... special effects assistant
Bob Shelley .... special effects coordinator
Malinda Shelley .... special effects assistant
Steve Fink .... prosthetics technician (uncredited)
 
Stunts
David Alvarado .... stunts
Julian Bucio .... stunts (as Julian Bucio Montemayor)
Steve M. Davison .... stunt coordinator
Richie Gaona .... stunts
Ramiro González .... stunts (as Ramiro Gonzalez)
Allan R.J. Joseph .... stunts (as Allan R. J. Joseph)
Henry Kingi Jr. .... stunts (as Henry Masao Kingi Jr.)
Javier Lambert .... stunts (as Javier Lambert Rodriguez)
Troy Robinson .... stunts
Gilbert Rosales .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
David Berryman .... second assistant camera
Ricardo Oscar Fernández .... first assistant camera (as Ricardo Oscar Fernandez)
Joaquin Gutierrez .... second assistant camera
Gerardo Manjarrez .... first assistant camera (as Gerardo Manjarrez Chavez)
Marco Morales Echeverría .... second grip (as Marco Morales Echeverria)
Fernando Moreno .... chief lighting technician
Robert Rodriguez .... Steadicam operator
Jesús Romero .... key grip (as Jesus Romero)
Antonio Sánchez Romero .... best boy electric (as Antonio Sanchez Romero)
Rico Torres .... still photographer
Juan Martín .... electrician (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
David Giella .... casting assistant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Alana Caudillo .... wardrobe assistant (as Alana Ackley)
Ireri Mazón Salas .... wardrobe assistant
Adolfo Ramírez .... wardrobe supervisor: men (as Adolfo Ramirez)
Carlos Mungia Rodríguez .... wardrobe supervisor: women (as Carlos Mungia Rodriguez)
 
Editorial Department
Erik C. Andersen .... non-linear associate editor
Daniel Fort .... assistant film editor (as Daniel A. Fort)
Gloria Kaiser .... color timer
Ethan Maniquis .... assistant film editor
David Orr .... color timer
Joaquin Gonzalo Avellán .... assistant film editor (uncredited)
Darren Block .... post-production assistant (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Michael Connell .... music editor
Tito Larriva .... composer: additional music
Karyn Rachtman .... music supervisor
Steven Hufsteter .... musician: guitars (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Kenny Mason .... transportation coordinator
Mark Gantt .... driver (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Robin Anderson .... script supervisor
Joaquin Gonzalo Avellán .... assistant location manager
Mariano Carranco .... location manager
Anelis Patiño Coronas .... production secretary
Deborah Dalton .... assistant: Mr. Banderas
Fernanda Echeverria .... production coordinator (as Fernanda Echeverria B.)
Miguel Gurza .... animal wrangler
Cheri Hall .... production accountant
Elsa Hermoso .... production accountant
Pamela Jaeckle .... production coordinator
Don Levy .... unit publicist
Jenny Manriquez .... assistant: Mr. Borden
Juan Luis Obregón .... production assistant
Leticia Avalos Ramos .... production assistant
Carlos Renero .... animal wrangler
Barry Rosenbush .... production assistant
Daniel J. Shaw .... production assistant
Josephine Batorski .... studio teacher (uncredited)
Kelly Frazier .... assistant production coordinator (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Carmen M. De Gallardo .... special thanks (as Mrs. Carmen Monsivais de Gallardo)
Ramiro Guzmán .... special thanks (as Mr. & Mrs. Ramiro Guzman)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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MPAA:
Rated R for strong bloody violence, a strong sex sequence and language
Runtime:
104 min
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Dolby SR | SDDS (8 channels) | Dolby Digital
Certification:
Argentina:16 | Argentina:18 (cable rating) | Australia:R | Brazil:14 | Canada:R (Manitoba/Ontario) (Canadian Home Video rating) | Canada:18 (Nova Scotia) | Canada:16+ (Quebec) | Finland:K-16 (cut) (1996) | Finland:K-18 (uncut) (1995) (2000) | France:-12 | Germany:18 | Germany:16 (cut) | Hong Kong:IIB | Iceland:16 | Ireland:18 | Italy:VM14 | Japan:PG-12 | Netherlands:16 | New Zealand:R18 | Norway:18 | Philippines:R-18 | Portugal:M/16 | Singapore:R21 | South Korea:18 | Spain:18 | Sweden:(Banned) (original rating) | Sweden:15 (re-rating) (uncut) | UK:18 | USA:R (No. 33717)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
The movie was originally entitled "El Pistolero" ("The Gunman") to be consistent with the first film (El mariachi (1992)) but was changed at the request of the studio. In Mexico it was released as "Pistolero".See more »
Goofs:
Audio/visual unsynchronized: When the accountant enters the gunfight at the bar and starts shooting at El Mariachi he is shooting a silenced 92F Beretta, however we hear the gunshots are not silenced.See more »
Quotes:
[Talking about his bar]
Short Bartender:Bad beer, bad service. Don't people know not to come in here?
See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in The 86th Academy Awards (2014) (TV)See more »
Soundtrack:
BellaSee more »

FAQ

Why exactly did El Mariachi want to kill Bucho?
What is the cannon-like weapon Carolina lifts out of the guitar case?
Why don't any police ever show up at any of the numerous shootouts?
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37 out of 45 people found the following review useful.
Can You Say 'Preposterous?" (But Lots Of Fun), 10 March 2006
Author: ccthemovieman-1 from United States

There are so many adjectives one could use describing this film, I wouldn't know where to begin to start. I'll just try to limit them to a few. The headline here states one of them. Others could be "ludicrous," "fun," "amusing," "stupid," etc. You get the idea.

Robert Rodriguez took the profits from his first film, "El Mariachi," and continued on with the story now with more funds, so he made it glossier, more explosive, added some name actors and, of course, way overdid it, making it almost a cartoon it is so outrageous. He continued this with the third film, "Once Upon A Time In Mexico" which is even more of the same.

If something worked subtly the first time, filmmakers think that to improve on it is by bombarding the audience with it the next time. They don't know when enough is enough and, boy, does that apply to Rodriguez. He does keep you entertained, though, once you check your brains at the door and begin watching the show. However, all this excess makes it lose any credibility "El Mariachi" might have built up with the first show in this trilogy.

Whether the movie is really dumb or its just tongue-in-cheek humor by Rodriguez, it has super-style and fun to watch. Talk about stylish! No wonder Quentin Tarantino and he are good friends and the latter has a guest appearance in the film. They both love having fun with the cameras.

The first eight minutes let you know what you are in for: outrageousness. It's an 8-minute scene at a bar involving a story told by Steve Buscemi. It's one of the highlights of the movie.

Antonio Bandaras and Selyma Hayek are the "good guys" but they aren't exactly Billy Graham and Mother Teresa. If they are the good guys, you can imagine how evil the "bad guys" are? Speaking of them, two of the toughest- looking hombres in the business are chief among the villains: Joaquim de Almeida and Danny Trejo.

Some of the action scenes are so outrageous you laugh out loud. My favorite was a guy shooting rockets out of his guitar case! As that tells you, it's just a wild ride: 103 minutes of south-of-the-border Rodriguez-Tarantino lunacy and despite what may sound like a bunch of insults, I always have fun watching this movie.

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