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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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brother | mexico | vampire | hostage | motel | See more »

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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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Budget:

$19,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£1,645,343 (UK) (14 June 1996)

Gross:

ITL 542,886,000 (Italy) (3 January 1997)
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

Seth sets the clerk in the liquor store on fire. When the fire-engulfed clerk jumps up to shoot at the brothers again, you can see the fire-proof glove on his hand holding the gun. See more »

Quotes

[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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Crazy Credits

Ernest Liu's opening credit is run off the screen by Seth and Richard's car. See more »

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Willie The Wimp (And His Cadillac Coffin)
Written by Bill Carrier & Ruth Elliott Ellsworth
Performed by Stevie Ray Vaughn & Double Trouble
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This is what horror movies should be like
21 November 2000 | by (Chicago, Il) – See all my reviews

From the very opening until the last gritty final shot, this

action/horror film is balls to the wall greatness. The script is

hilarious with some great dialogue mostly done by Clooney, the

special effects are amazing thanks to KNB (who got their start

working with Sex Machine's Tom Savini on early films such as Day

of the Dead) and Rodrigez camera moves so quickly and fast paced

that you will never catch your breathe. Many people don't like

this film because it goes from action to horror out of nowhere

but I loved that. Two of my favorite genres rolled into one. And

plenty of gore for any gore hound. Check out the awesome uncut

laserdisc (I have not gotten into the DVD world yet) for more

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