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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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A terrifying evil has been unleashed. And five strangers are our only hope to stop it. 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 January 1996 (USA)  »

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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, Satanico Pandemonium was called Blonde Death. Quentin Tarantino decided to go for a Latino/Mexican star, so he used Salma Hayek after seeing her in Desperado (1995). The name Satanico Pandemonium came from the title of a gory Mexican horror movie (Satánico pandemonium (1975)) that Tarantino had seen on the shelves of the video store he worked in. See more »

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U.S Border Patrol Agents in Texas uniforms are green not blue, as shown in the film. See more »

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[first lines]
Pete Bottoms: Hey, Earl
Earl McGraw: Yes, sir.
Pete Bottoms: What do ya know?
Earl McGraw: Well, it's a hot goddam day
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This film defies classification...
3 February 2001 | by (LA USA) – See all my reviews

Critics of "From Dusk 'Till Dawn" often dismiss it as grade Z-slasher tripe, however the film is really two separate but equal genres (hard boiled crime drama and B-horror comedy) scotch taped together. Definitely not everyone's cup o' cinematic joe, this movie has more energy, wit and style than most high-budget Hollywood actioners. Clooney and Tarantino make a classic duo in two powerhouse and differing performances. T-man's script is crammed full of his usual over-the-top dialogue (if only criminals were really this interesting) and a lot of love for the conventions of B flicks from his youth. I give it a 10.


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