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(1995)

Plot 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.

    - Written by Tad Dibbern <DIBBERN_D@a1.mscf.upenn.edu>
  • After the first movie, El Mariachi isn't doing so good. First off, he was shot in one of his hands. And his girlfriend was murdered. And, once again, El Mariachi is mistaken for a hit man. This now leads to meeting up with a beautiful woman, and another face-to-face bloody gun-shooting action.

    - Written by neo101
  • A gunslinger is embroiled in a war with a local drug runner.

    - Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@imdb.com>

Synopsis

An unnamed man (Steve Buscemi) walks into a bar. The customers are initially hostile towards him but he seems not to notice...

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