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From Dusk Till Dawn (1996)

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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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Cheap drinks. Loud music. Vampires. This'll be one hell of a night. See more »

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Crime | Fantasy | 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)  »

Also Known As:

Del crepúsculo al amanecer  »

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Budget:

$19,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$10,200,000 (USA) (19 January 1996)

Gross:

$25,753,840 (USA)
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Trivia

This marks the first time in a film scripted by Quentin Tarantino and that Harvey Keitel co-stars with him - their earlier collaborations are Reservoir Dogs (1992) and Pulp Fiction (1994) - that they're on opposite sides of the law. In Dogs and Fiction they were both criminals; in From Dusk Till Dawn (1996) Tarantino is a criminal and Keitel is a former preacher, although he still wears the clothes and a hat. Incidentally Tarantino and Keitel both wear glasses in this film. See more »

Goofs

Lighting equipment, as well as the set's roof can be seen in several shots inside the bar after the vampire grabs Katie Fuller. 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 »

Connections

Spoofed in Dogma (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

Willie The Wimp (And His Cadillac Coffin)
Written by Bill Carrier & Ruth Ellsworth (as Ruth Elliott Ellsworth)
Performed by Stevie Ray Vaughan (as Stevie Ray Vaughn) & 'Double Trouble'
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108 minutes of pure fun
28 September 2002 | by See all my reviews

Well, I can tell u one thing this movie is pure fun:the dialogues are great, the acting is terrific(especially Quentin Tarantino) and the special effects are nice.

You probably asking WHY THIS MOVIE HAVE 6.6 RATING?? , I think that the reason for this is Quentin Tarantino, when people heard QT IS involved in the production of the movie they thought it has similarity to Reservoir Dogs and Pulp Fiction, actually, it's very different from those films, and that is something that can show us the greatness of QUENTIN TARANTINO.

In the bottom line,I liked this movie and I recommend it.


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