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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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$19,000,000 (estimated)

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£1,645,343 (UK) (14 June 1996)

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ITL 542,886,000 (Italy) (3 January 1997)
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Tim Roth and Steve Buscemi were approached to play Pete Bottoms but neither could fit it into their schedules. See more »

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When Carlos asks Seth if he wants a beer, Carlos says he has "Mexican and domestic." They're in Mexico so domestic beer would be Mexican. 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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One of My Favorite Cult Movies
12 October 2012 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

After a bank heist in Abilene with several casualties, the bank robber Seth Gecko (George Clooney) and his psychopath and rapist brother Richard Gecko (Quentin Tarantino) 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 (Harvey Keitel) is traveling on vacation with his son Scott (Ernest Liu) and his daughter Kate (Juliette Lewis) 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 (Salma Hayek), Seth and Richard fight with three bodyguards. But soon they discover that the bar is a coven of vampires and they need to fight until dawn to leave the place alive.

"From Dusk Till Dawn" is definitely one of my favorite cult movies. I have just seen it again, now on Blu-ray, and the film is still entertaining. The plot is divided in two parts, the first one (and the better) with the violence of "Reservoir Dogs" and the second part is funny, entwining horror with comedy. My vote is nine.

Title (Brazil): "Um Drink no Inferno" ("One Drink in Hell")


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