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From Dusk Till Dawn (1996)

 -  Action | Crime | Horror  -  19 January 1996 (USA)
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Two criminals and their hostages unknowingly seek temporary refuge in an establishment populated by vampires, with chaotic results.

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After a bank heist in Abilene with several casualties, the bank robber Seth Gecko and his psychopath and rapist brother Richard Gecko continue their crime spree in a convenience store in the middle of the desert while heading to Mexico with a hostage. They decide to stop for a while in a low-budget motel. Meanwhile the former minister Jacob Fuller is traveling on vacation with his son Scott and his daughter Kate in a RV. Jacob lost his faith after the death of his beloved wife in a car accident and quit his position of pastor of his community and stops for the night in the same motel Seth and Richard are lodged. When Seth sees the recreational vehicle, he abducts Jacob and his family to help his brother and him to cross the Mexico border, promising to release them on the next morning. They head to the truck drivers and bikers bar Titty Twister where Seth will meet with his partner Carlos in the dawn. When they are watching the dancer Santanico Pandemonium, Seth and Richard fight with ... Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Vampires. No Interviews. See more »

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Action | Crime | Horror

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Rated R for strong violence and gore, language and nudity | See all certifications »

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$19,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£1,645,343 (UK) (14 June 1996)

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ITL 542,886,000 (Italy) (3 January 1997)
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Originally Quentin Tarantino pitched this to John Travolta the same time as he was preparing to film Pulp Fiction (1994). Travolta was not interested in working on a vampire movie and wanted to work on Pulp Fiction instead. See more »

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Seth Gecko's tattoos change between scenes. From when they are in the hotel, to when they are in the RV, there is a change in design. At first two parts of the tattoo are attached, in the RV, they are no longer attached. See more »

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[first lines]
Pete Bottoms: Hey, Earl
Earl McGraw: Yes, sir.
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Earl McGraw: Well, it's a hot goddam day
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An action-packed extravaganza!!
17 August 2006 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

From Dusk Till Dawn is simply a fun movie. Not meant to be taken seriously at all. If you're looking for a movie to sit back and enjoy for brainless entertainment, get this. There is nothing wrong with the acting, the music really good and the special effects are gross (but great).

The first half of the story revolves around the Gecko brothers, Seth (George Clooney) and Richie (Quentin Tarantino). They need to get past the Mexican border to a bar named the "Titty Twister." Along the way they take hostage the Fuller family, Jacob (Harvey Keital), Kate (Juliette Lewis) and Scott (Ernest Liu). In the second part of the movie they make it to the bar, unfortunately it is a bar run by vampires and soon enough the feasting begins.

This movie is great in a lot of ways. First, the script is written brilliant, it is darkly humorous. A lot of the lines had be laughing very hard. The acting is good from all the cast and the special effects are pretty disgusting. We have decapitations, limbs getting torn off, throats getting ripped out and plenty of impalements. For gore hounds, this movie is gold. This movie never really gets boring. This movie is not meant to be anything groundbreaking, just entertaining, which it is.

3½/5.


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