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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

George Clooney ... Seth Gecko

Quentin Tarantino ... Richard Gecko

Harvey Keitel ... Jacob Fuller

Juliette Lewis ... Kate Fuller
Ernest Liu ... Scott Fuller

Salma Hayek ... Santanico Pandemonium

Cheech Marin ... Border Guard / Chet Pussy / Carlos

Danny Trejo ... Razor Charlie

Tom Savini ... Sex Machine

Fred Williamson ... Frost

Michael Parks ... Texas Ranger Earl McGraw
Brenda Hillhouse ... Hostage Gloria Hill

John Saxon ... FBI Agent Stanley Chase

Marc Lawrence ... Old Timer Motel Owner

Kelly Preston ... Newscaster Kelly Houge

John Hawkes ... Pete Bottoms, Liquor Store Clerk
Tito Larriva ... Titty Twister Guitarist & Vocalist
Peter Atanasoff ... Titty Twister Saxophonist (as Pete Atasanoff)
Johnny 'Vatos' Hernandez ... Titty Twister Drummer

Aimee Graham ... Blonde Hostage
Heidi McNeal ... Red-headed Hostage
Ernest M. Garcia ... Big Emilio (as Ernest Garcia)

Greg Nicotero ... Sex Machine's Buddy

Cristos ... Danny

Mike Moroff ... Manny
Michelle Berube ... Bar Dancer
Neena Bidasha ... Bar Dancer
Veena Bidasha ... Bar Dancer

Ungela Brockman ... Bar Dancer
Madison Clark ... Bar Dancer
María Díaz ... Bar Dancer
Rosalia Hayakawa ... Bar Dancer
Janine Jordae ... Bar Dancer
Jacque Lawson ... Bar Dancer
Houston Leigh ... Bar Dancer
Janie Liszewski ... Bar Dancer

Tia Texada ... Bar Dancer
John Paul Fedele ... Monster (as Jon Fidele)

Michael McKay ... Monster

Jake McKinnon ... Monster
Josh Patton ... Monster

Walter Phelan ... Monster
Wayne Toth ... Monster
Henrik von Ryzin ... Monster
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Amy Minda Cohen ... Herself (as Amy Cohen)
Cecilia Montiel ... Herself
Lyle Trachtenberg ... Himself
Danny the Wonder Pony ... Danny the Wonder Pony

Lawrence Bender ... Man in Diner (uncredited)

Carlo Corazon ... Vampire (uncredited)

Annette Harper ... Bar Dancer (uncredited)
Victoria Lucai ... Woman Outside the Titty Twister (uncredited)

John Ponzio ... Vampire (uncredited)

Robert Rodriguez ... Band Member (uncredited)

Directed by
Robert Rodriguez 
Writing credits
Robert Kurtzman (story)

Quentin Tarantino (screenplay)

Produced by
Elizabeth Avellan .... co-producer (as Elizabeth Avellán)
Lawrence Bender .... executive producer
John Esposito .... co-producer
Paul Hellerman .... co-producer
Robert Kurtzman .... co-producer
Gianni Nunnari .... producer
Robert Rodriguez .... executive producer
Quentin Tarantino .... executive producer
Meir Teper .... producer
Original Music by
Graeme Revell 
Cinematography by
Guillermo Navarro 
Film Editing by
Robert Rodriguez 
Casting by
Elaine J. Huzzar 
Johanna Ray 
Production Design by
Cecilia Montiel 
Art Direction by
Mayne Berke 
Set Decoration by
Felipe Fernández del Paso  (as Felipe Fernandez del Paso)
Costume Design by
Graciela Mazón 
Makeup Department
Mark Alfrey .... makeup effects sculptor
Karrie Aubuchon .... makeup effects runner
Howard Berger .... makeup effects supervisor
John Bisson .... makeup effects designer/illustrator
Kamar Bitar .... makeup effects coordinator
Norman Cabrera .... makeup effects key personnel
Evan Campbell .... makeup effects sculptor
Mario Castillo .... makeup effects mechanics
Gino Crognale .... makeup effects key personnel
Michael Dudley .... makeup effects lab technician
Jeff Edwards .... makeup effects mechanics
John Paul Fedele .... makeup effects lab technician (as John Fidele)
Jillian Glass .... hair technician
Audrey Goetz .... hair technician
Connie Grayson Criswell .... hair technician (as Constance Grayson)
Heidi Grotsky .... assistant hair stylist
Heidi Grotsky .... assistant makeup artist
Ted Haines .... makeup effects lab technician
Eric Harris .... makeup effects moldmaker
Rob Hinderstein .... makeup effects lab technician
Bill Hunt .... makeup effects lab technician
Hiroshi 'Kan' Ikeuchi .... makeup effects mechanics (as Hiroshi Ikeuchi)
Gary Jones .... makeup effects lab technician
Luke Khanlian .... makeup effects mechanics
David Kindlon .... makeup effects mechanics
Robert Kurtzman .... makeup effects supervisor
Don Malot .... assistant hair stylist
Don Malot .... assistant makeup artist
Nick Marra .... makeup effects lab technician
Rodd Matsui .... makeup effects lab technician
Robert Maverick .... hair technician
Mike McCarty .... makeup effects moldmaker
Jake McKinnon .... makeup effects mechanics
Gill Montie .... tattoo artist
Greg Nicotero .... makeup effects supervisor
Douglas Noe .... hair technician (as Doug Noe)
Larry Odien .... makeup effects mechanics
Ermahn Ospina .... key hair stylist
Ermahn Ospina .... key makeup artist
Jeremy Padow .... makeup effects runner
Ron Pipes .... hair technician
Brian Rae .... makeup effects lab technician
Chris Robbins .... makeup effects key personnel (as Christopher Robbins)
Shannon Shea .... makeup effects shop foreman
Greg Smith .... makeup effects sculptor
Mark Tavares .... makeup effects sculptor
Noelle Thurin .... assistant hair stylist (as Deborah Noelle Thurin)
Noelle Thurin .... assistant makeup artist (as Deborah Noelle Thurin)
Melanie Tooker .... hair technician
Wayne Toth .... makeup effects key personnel
Matthew Travison .... makeup effects lab technician
Alan Tuskes .... makeup effects moldmaker
Henrik von Ryzin .... makeup effects key personnel (as Henrik Van Ryzin)
David Wogh .... makeup effects lab technician
William Butler .... effects crew (uncredited)
Production Management
Paul Hellerman .... production manager
Luz María Rojas .... unit production manager: Mexico (as Luz Maria Rojas)
Tamara Smith .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Douglas Aarniokoski .... first assistant director
Brian Bettwy .... second assistant director
Dieter 'Dietman' Busch .... second second assistant director
Art Department
Michael Atwell .... construction foreman
Colin Bardon .... scenic carpenter
Chris Barnes .... scenic carpenter
James C. Beeson .... painter
Alex Bogartz .... sculptor
Michael J. Brady .... swing gang
Chris Carriveau .... lead man
Kenneth Carriveau .... set dresser (as Ken Carriveau)
Beto Casillas .... art department intern
Carlos A. Chavez .... painter
Robert Clark .... sculptor (as Bob Clark)
Scot Cummings .... on-set carpenter
Colin De Rouin .... set designer (as Colin de Rouin)
Paul Dowler .... set dresser
McPherson O. Downs .... on-set dresser (as McPherson O'Reilly Downs)
James Michael Drury Jr. .... scenic carpenter (as James M. Drury)
Jennifer Flynn .... painter
Christine Gebele .... swing gang
Marc Gillson .... lead scenic (as Marco Gillson)
Melissa Hale .... art department production assistant (as Melissa H. Hale)
Bruce Harris .... scenic carpenter
Jennie Harris .... buyer
Gregg M. Hartman .... set dresser (as Gregg Hartman)
Shawn Hawkins .... scenic carpenter
Jeff Hay .... set dresser
Steven Ingrassia .... swing gang
Wendy Jerde .... painter
Adam Lustig .... assistant art director
Adam Markey .... painter
Brian Markey .... construction coordinator
Jennifer Martinez .... art department intern
Jerry Martinez .... sign designer: Titty Twister
Larry McCauley .... sculptor (as Larry E. McCauley)
Howard Payne Miller .... set dresser (as Howard P. Miller)
Martin Milligan .... assistant property master
Amy Montgomery .... art department intern
Adam Nagel .... art department intern
Mary Patvaldnieks .... assistant set decorator
Mark Peters .... scenic carpenter
Oswaldo Rojas .... laborer
Ronald Russom .... swing gang
Chris Scher .... construction estimator
Abigail Sheiner .... art department coordinator
David Shwartz .... sculptor
Ramsey Smith .... scenic carpenter
James Stanberry .... scenic carpenter
Pedro V. Suchite .... painter
Floyd Valero .... scenic carpenter (as Floyd R. Velero)
Michael Whetstone .... set dresser
Caylah Eddleblute .... property master (uncredited)
Sound Department
Dana Austin .... foley recordist (as Dana Porter)
John Bates .... dubbing projectionist
Beth Bergeron .... adr editor
Dean Beville .... supervising sound editor
Matthew C. Beville .... sound recordist (as Matt Beville)
Alan Bromberg .... sound editor (as Allan Bromberg)
Gary W. Carlson .... stage engineer
Carrie Cashman .... loader (as Carrie Minkler)
Gloria Cooper .... boom operator
Scott Curtis .... foley editor
Robert Deschaine .... foley mixer
Thom 'Coach' Ehle .... stereo sound consultant: Dolby
Thomas Raymond Fabbricante .... apprentice sound editor (as Thomas Fabbricante)
Tom Gerard .... sound re-recording mixer (as Thomas P. Gerard)
Tim Gomillion .... dubbing recordist
Dana Gustafson .... assistant sound editor
Warren Hamilton Jr. .... sound editor (as Warren Hamilton)
Greg Hedgepath .... sound editor (as Gregory Hedgepath)
Steve Heinke .... adr mixer
William Jacobs .... sound effects editor (as Bill Jacobs)
Patricio A. Libenson .... sound editor (as Patricio Liebenson)
Laura Macias .... foley walker
Derek Marcil .... adr mixer
Charles Maynes .... sound editor
Patrushkha Mierzwa .... boom operator
Harry B. Miller III .... supervising adr editor (as Harry Miller III)
John Pospisil .... sound editor (as John Popisil)
Sergio Reyes .... sound re-recording mixer
Robert Rodriguez .... sound re-recording mixer
Sean Rowe .... foley walker
Solange S. Schwalbe .... foley editor (as Solange Boisseau)
B. Tennyson Sebastian II .... sound re-recording mixer (as Tennyson Sebastian II)
Frank Smathers .... dialogue editor
Charles Ewing Smith .... sound editor
Christopher Sposa .... sound intern (as Chris Sposa)
Mark Ulano .... production sound mixer
Bob Wishnefsky .... apprentice sound editor
Jeffrey Kaplan .... sound effects editor (uncredited)
Rob Nokes .... sound effects editor (uncredited)
Folmer Wiesinger .... foley editor (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Charles Belardinelli .... mechanical effects key (as Charles 'O.G.' Belardinelli)
Thomas L. Bellissimo .... mechanical effects coordinator (as T. 'Brooklyn' Bellissimo)
Johnny Franco III .... mechanical effects assistant
Jack M. Harvey .... mechanical effects production assistant
Frank Iudica .... mechanical effects assistant (as Frank Iudica Jr.)
Thomas Liberto .... mechanical effects assistant (as Thomas 'T2' Liberto)
Larry Odien .... mechanical effects
Cary Stuart .... mechanical effects assistant
Christy Sumner .... mechanical effects assistant (as Christy 'The Girl' Sumner)
Malia Thompson .... mechanical effects assistant (as Malia Kauilani Thompson)
Shannon J. Thompson .... mechanical effects assistant (as Shannon 'Gato' Thompson)
David Gallion .... pyrotechnician (uncredited)
Karin Hanson .... special effects hair (uncredited)
Alan McFarland .... animatronic electronics: KNB (uncredited)
Hal Miles .... animatronic technician (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Gary Anderton .... assistant camera: visual effects photography
James Belkin .... director of photography: visual effects photography
Bruce Berman .... 3D team: VIFX
Diana Dru Botsford .... visual effects director: visual effects photography
Diana Dru Botsford .... visual effects supervisor
Cheryl Budgett .... digital compositing supervisor: VIFX
Jeff Burrage .... video effects switcher operator: visual effects photography
Linda Cordella .... digital data coordinator: The Post Group
Joe Davenport .... digital systems engineer: The Post Group
Karen deJong .... art director/matte artist: VIFX (as Karen Dejong)
John 'D.J.' Des Jardin .... digital supervisor: VIFX (as John 'D.J.' Desjardin)
Drew Digenova .... 3D team: VIFX
Antoine Durr .... 3D CGI supervisor: VIFX
Jason Elias .... griptrician: visual effects photography
Gregory Elwood .... 2D team: VIFX (as Gregory Ellwood)
Daniel Fort .... visual effects supervisor (as Daniel A. Fort)
Eric S. Foster .... gaffer: visual effects photography
Mark Franco .... visual effects executive producer: The Post Group
Julie Ann Glazer .... visual effects animator: The Post Group (as Julie Glazer)
Rochelle Gross .... script supervisor: visual effects photography
Rochelle Gross .... visual effects coordinator: additional photography
Rhonda C. Gunner .... CGI bat visual effects: VIFX
Jack M. Harvey .... production assistant: visual effects photography
Nicole P. Hearon .... production assistant: visual effects photography (as Nicole Hearon)
Bryan Hirota .... 3D team: VIFX
Richard E. Hollander .... CGI bat visual effects: VIFX
Josh R. Jaggars .... visual effects producer: VIFX
Andy Kopra .... simulation software: VIFX
Christopher Kutcka .... digital film scanning and recording: The Post Group
Harry Lam .... 2D team: VIFX
Lynn Ledgerwood .... matte effects: Illusion Arts
Todd Lincoln .... production assistant: visual effects photography
Liz Lord .... 2D team: VIFX
Brian Louks .... additional gaffer: visual effects photography (as Brian T. Louks)
Jose Ricardo 'Stickshift' Martinez .... griptrician: visual effects photography
Morris May .... 3D team: VIFX
Gregory L. McMurry .... CGI bat visual effects: VIFX
Rudy Pahoyo .... assistant camera: visual effects photography
Craig Reynolds .... simulation software: VIFX
David Rimer .... first assistant director: visual effects photography (as David Vincent Rimer)
Mark Sawicki .... matte photography: Illusion Arts
Rob Schultz .... 2D team: VIFX
Ahryn Scott .... visual effects trainee: The Post Group
Steven J. Scott .... digital compositor: The Post Group (as Steve Scott)
Karen Skouras .... visual effects producer: The Post Group
Taylor Evan Sparks .... griptrician: visual effects photography (as Taylor Sparks)
Peter Sternlicht .... creative director: The Post Group
Peter Sternlicht .... senior digital compositor: The Post Group
Robert Stromberg .... effects supervisor: Illusion Arts
Catherine Sudolcan .... production manager: Illusion Arts
Kevin Wadowski .... additional key grip: visual effects photography
John Warner .... key grip: visual effects photography
Gina Warr .... pre-visualization artist
Gina Warr .... visual effects animator: The Post Group
John C. Wash .... CGI bat visual effects: VIFX
John C. Wash .... visual effects supervisor: VIFX
Mike Wassel .... digital matte artist: Illusion Arts
Genevieve Yee .... visual effects animator: The Post Group
Manuel Rey Gonzalez .... digital artist (uncredited)
Stephen Sobisky .... project manager: Viewpoint Datalabs (uncredited)
William Atwell .... stunts
Robin Lynn Bonaccorsi .... stunts (as Robin Bonaccorsi)
Bob Brown .... stunts (as Robert F. Brown)
Troy Brown .... stunts (as Troy T. Brown)
Michele Burkett .... stunts
William H. Burton Jr. .... stunts (as William H. Burton)
Jennifer Caputo .... stunts (as Jennifer J. Caputo)
Steve M. Davison .... stunt coordinator (as Steve Davison)
Steve M. Davison .... stunts (as Steve Davison)
Tim A. Davison .... stunts (as Tim Davison)
Richie Gaona .... stunts (as Ricardo Gaone)
Lance Gilbert .... stunts
Troy Gilbert .... stunts
Nadine Grycan .... stunts
Randy Hall .... stunts (as Randall J. Hall)
Thomas Robinson Harper .... stunts (as Tom Harper)
Anita Hart .... stunts (as Anita Hartshorn)
Rosine 'Ace' Hatem .... stunts (as Ace Hatem)
Dana Hee .... stunts
Freddie Hice .... stunts
Steve Holladay .... stunts
Billy Hank Hooker .... stunts (as Billy H. Hooker)
Buddy Joe Hooker .... stunts
Tommy J. Huff .... stunts (as Thomas Huff)
Jeff Imada .... stunts (as Jeffrey Imada)
Matt Johnston .... stunts
Henry Kingi .... stunts
Billy D. Lucas .... stunts (as Billy 'William' Lucas)
Gary McLarty .... stunts
Bennie Moore .... stunts (as Bennie Moore Jr.)
Greg Nicotero .... stunts
Hugh Aodh O'Brien .... stunts
Manny Perry .... stunts
Chad Randall .... stunts
Troy Robinson .... stunts
Danny Rogers .... stunts
Erik Rondell .... stunts (as Erik L. Rondell)
Frank Torres .... stunts
Tim Trella .... stunts (as Timothy P. Trella)
Scott Wilder .... stunts
Spice Williams-Crosby .... stunts (as Spice Williams)
Steve M. Davison .... stunt double: John Hawkes (uncredited)
Michael Haddad .... stunts (uncredited)
George A. Sack Jr. .... stunt driver (uncredited)
Eddie L. Watkins .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Lennon Bass Jr. .... electrician
David Berryman .... camera loader (as David E. Berryman)
David Chameides .... additional Steadicam operator
Alan Cohen .... first assistant camera
Young Vance Cohen .... grip (as Vance Cohen)
Jason 'Jake' Cross .... grip
Ziad Doueiri .... first assistant camera
Flint Ellsworth .... electrician
Camille Freer .... second assistant camera (as Camille R. Freer)
Nathan Hathaway .... best boy electric
Heather M. Hillmeyer .... electrician (as Heather Hillmeyer)
James Irons .... best boy grip (as James B. 'Crash' Irons)
Bob Ivanjack .... dolly grip
Timothy James Kane .... second assistant camera (as Timothy Kane)
Jeremy Launais .... grip
David Lee .... gaffer
Gerardo Manjarrez .... first assistant camera: Mexico
Guillermo Navarro .... camera operator
Robert Rodriguez .... Steadicam operator
Robert Rodriguez .... camera operator
Joyce Rudolph .... still photographer
Tim Soronen .... best boy grip (as Tim 'Stuffy' Soronen)
Rick Stribling .... key grip
Bryan Swerling .... grip intern
Andrew T. Watts .... best boy electric
Patrick Yackett .... camera intern
Jeff DeVuono .... camera operator: second unit (uncredited)
Casting Department
Mary Jane Fendler .... casting assistant (as Mary Jane Lavacca)
Barbara Harris .... adr voice casting
Jeff Olan .... extras casting: Rainbow Casting (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jacqueline Aronson .... costume supervisor
Nathan Easterling .... wardrobe intern
Mary Kay Jensen .... seamstress
Jillian Kreiner .... set costumer
Ireri Mazón Salas .... set costumer assistant (as Ireri Mazon)
Houston Sams .... costumer (as C. Houston Sams)
Britt Thorpe Sherwood .... assistant to costume designer
Lovelynn Vanderhorst .... seamstress
Stephanie Wise .... seamstress
Editorial Department
Joaquin Gonzalo Avellán .... assistant editor (as Joaquin G. Avellan)
Daniel Fort .... first assistant editor (as Daniel A. Fort)
Mo Henry .... negative cutter
Ethan Maniquis .... assistant editor
David Orr .... color timer
Laura Rush .... post-production assistant (as Laura 'Captain' Rush)
Jim Cricchi .... assistant editor (uncredited)
Music Department
Wolfgang Amadeus .... music mixer (as Wolfgang Aichholz)
Mark Curry .... music mixer
Chuck Kelley .... music consultant
Mary Ramos .... music consultant
Tim Simonec .... conductor (uncredited)
Tim Simonec .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Joel Soyfter .... music mixer
Dan Wallin .... music scoring mixer
Brian Williams .... music sampling
Joshua Winget .... music editor
Craig Braginsky .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Bruce Callahan .... driver (as Bruce 'Kirby' Callahan)
Jeff Coffman .... driver (as Jeff 'Kahuna' Coffman)
Steve Earle .... driver (as Steve 'Easy Money' Earle)
Don Feeney .... driver (as Don 'Gone' Feeney)
Scotty Goudreau .... driver (as Scott 'Goody' Goudreau)
Jason McCord .... driver (as Jason 'Junior' McCord)
Robert McCord .... transportation captain (as 'Cousin' Bob McCord)
Mack McInville .... driver (as Mack 'The Knife' McInville)
George Nadian .... driver (as 'Lonesome' George Nadian)
Tom O'Donnell .... driver (as Tom 'The Switch' O'Donnell)
Derek Raser .... transportation coordinator (as Derek 'Speed' Raser)
Geoff Teagardin .... driver (as Geoff 'T-Bone' Teagardin)
J.T. Thayer .... transportation captain (as J.T. 'The Finger' Thayer II)
Earl Thielen .... driver (as Earl 'Mr. Blonde' Thielen)
Tracy Thielen .... driver (as Tracy 'Ace' Thielen)
Paul Burlin .... driver (uncredited)
Thomas O'Donnell .... driver: production van (uncredited)
George A. Sack .... driver (uncredited)
Other crew
William Atwell .... stand-in
Jay Beattie .... set production assistant (as Jay Y. Beattie)
Steve Beeson .... production accountant
Ken Bondy .... craft service
Daniel Myers Boone .... accounting assistant
Amy Minda Cohen .... assistant: Mr. Clooney
Robert Earl Craft .... location manager (as Robert E. Craft)
Taylor A. Cummings .... medic
Taylor A. Cummings .... stage manager
Dawn Todd Curfman .... production coordinator (as Dawn Todd)
Teresa Delucio .... set production assistant
Douglas Dresser .... location assistant
Maureen Duffy .... completion guarantor: Film Finances Inc.
Craig A. Emanuel .... legal: Los Holligans (as Craig Emanuel)
Carlos K. Goodman .... legal: A Band Apart (as Carlos Goodman)
Geoff Hale .... office production assistant
John Patrick Hardin .... key office production assistant
Steve Joyner .... special weapons designer
Richard W. Kopenhefer .... labor attorney
Loren Lockwood .... assistant: Mr. Keitel
Victoria Lucai .... assistant: Mr. Tarantino
Chandra Marrs .... dog trainer: Cougar Hill Ranch
Courtney McDonnell .... assistant: Mr. Bender
Alvin Mears .... dog trainer: Cougar Hill Ranch
Corinne Needle .... assistant to co-producers (as Corinne T. Needle)
Tommy Nix .... production assistant: Mexico
Lowell Northrop .... office production assistant
Kyle Oliver .... location assistant
Ben Parker .... key set production assistant
Aaron Penn .... set production assistant
Lou Ann Quast .... script supervisor
Cathy Ragona .... assistant production coordinator (as Cathy Agcayab)
Nick Roberts .... set security supervisor: Technical Guard Security
Pam Rosenberg .... stand-in
Andrew T. Rothmund .... craft service assistant
Laura Rush .... key office production assistant (as Laura 'Captain' Rush)
Daniel J. Shaw .... production assistant: Mexico (as Dan Shaw)
Peri Silverman .... office production assistant
Jon Sperry .... dialogue coach: Mr. Keitel
Jules Sylvester .... snake trainer: Reptile Rentals
Mark Thornhill .... assistant: Mr. Rodriguez
Nicholas Toth .... dog trainer: Cougar Hill Ranch
Jan D. Tys .... studio teacher
Venus Ventura .... assistant accountant (as Cheryl 'Venus' Ventura)
Venus Ventura .... post-production accountant (as Cheryl 'Venus' Ventura)
Kurt Woolner .... completion guarantor: Film Finances Inc.
Salma Hayek .... choreographer: "Snake Dance" scene (uncredited)
Gianluca Lazzaroni .... production assistant: wrap (uncredited)
Ante Novakovic .... trainer: Harvey Keitel (uncredited)
Taylor Saxon .... key medic (uncredited)
Scott Spiegel .... special thanks
Crew believed to be complete

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Rated R for strong violence and gore, language and nudity
108 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
SDDS (8 channels) | Dolby Digital
Argentina:18 | Australia:R | Australia:MA (Cable TV rating) | Belgium:KNT | Brazil:18 | Canada:R | Canada:16+ (Quebec) | Chile:18 | Denmark:15 | Finland:K-16 (cut) (1996) | Finland:K-18 (uncut) (1996) | France:-16 (original rating) | France:-12 (re-rating) | Germany:18 | Germany:BPjM Restricted | Germany:16 (cut) | Hong Kong:III | Iceland:16 | Ireland:(Banned) | Ireland:18 (re-rating) (2004) | Italy:VM18 (original rating) | Italy:VM14 (re-rating) (1998) | Netherlands:16 | New Zealand:R18 | Norway:18 | Peru:18 | Philippines:R-18 | Poland:18 | Portugal:M/16 | Singapore:M18 | South Korea:18 | Spain:18 | Sweden:15 | UK:18 | USA:R (certificate #34314)
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Did You Know?

At the beginning of the film, Pete Bottoms of Benny's World of Liquor (played by John Hawkes) mentions to Seth Gecko (George Clooney) that he should "get a fucking' Academy Award" for acting natural. Fifteen years later, Hawkes was nominated for an Academy Award for his supporting role in Winter's Bone (2010).See more »
Factual errors: The border crossing in the film, from Texas to Mexico, is made over flat land. Anywhere you cross the border in Texas you must pass over the Rio Grande.See more »
[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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40 out of 56 people found the following review useful.
Great action-packed thrill ride!, 25 May 2006

Directors Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino are probably the two most recognizable faces of the generation of filmmakers who had their start in the independent scene of the early 90s. Rodriguez had a tremendous success with his western-inspired action movie "El Mariachi" while Tarantino reached fame and glory after updating heist movies in "Reservoir Dogs". Their friendship lead them to make movies together starting with "Four Rooms", but together with make-up masters Kurtzman, Nicotero and Berger the two young directors crafted one of the most original movies of the 90s: "From Dusk Till Dawn".

The plot starts with the escape of two criminal brothers, Seth (George Clooney) and Richard Gecko (Tarantino himself) and their effort to reach Mexico kidnapping the family of a faith-less preacher named Jacob Fuller (Harvey Keitel) who was traveling with his daughter Kate (Juliette Lewis) and his son Scott (Ernest Liu). In their escape the group will arrive to a Mexican strip club where nothing is what it seems.

The story (by Kurtzman) is a very good mix of action, western and horror cleverly put together in Tarantino's witty script. Rodriguez direction gives the film the a 70s feeling that gives the movie a Drive-In spirit pretty much in tone with the plot. In fact, at times the film feels like an updated version of exploitation action films of that era. This lack of pretensions makes it even more enjoyable as it never tries to be something else than pure entertainment.

The movie is interestingly divided in two, the first half dedicated to establishing the relationships between the characters, particularly the complicated clash of the Geckos and the Fullers, in a typical Tarantino style crime/drama fashion; on the other hand, the second half is an action packed thrill ride on the style of 70s action movies that clearly shows John Carpenter's influence over Rodriguez. While it is definitely a tribute to their influences, the Rodriguez/Tarantino team create a solid movie that stands on its own as a very original take on horror movies.

The acting is very effective, with George Clooney carrying the film as the cool-headed older brother who has to take care of his psychotic younger brother. Tarantino is average, but he was certainly having fun with the role. Keitel is terrific as always and is perfect as the faithless pastor who doesn't trust in God anymore. Apearances by Salma Hayek and make-up virtuoso Tom Savini have small but unforgettable roles. Savini steals the film in his role as a biker that brings back memories of his part in Romero's classic "Dawn of the Dead". All in all is a very complete and solid cast that certainly gives the movie a very special flavor.

The special effects by KNB are top-notch, but the CGI used in some scenes is poor when compared to the traditional prosthetic make-up employed in the rest of the film. While the violence is never intended to be realistic, the poor CGI at times make it look more cartoon-like than what it was supposed to be, but it is not a real damaging flaw and the film is still highly enjoyable.

Rodriguez has always done films to have fun, and this is what has set him apart from other filmmakers (Tarantino included). His lack of pretensions and his dedication to his craft seem to transmit the fun he has making movies to the audience who watches them. While his films may not have an introspective depth or a high philosophical meaning, they work perfectly as entertainment of the highest quality. This underrated film is probably among his best and most enjoyable films of his young career. 8/10

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