When her surrogate father who owns the casino she works in gets murdered, Modesty Blaise takes on those that killed him and are now at the casino to rob it. It turns out she is more than just a modest worker.
"Prequel" to the first From Dusk Till Dawn is set in Mexico in the early 1900's which begins with the escape of Johnny Madrid, a dangerous local outlaw, from the gallows who then kidnaps his hangman's beautiful daughter, Esmeralda, with a little help from Reece, a female outlaw from the U.S. With the hangman and a local posse on their trail, Johnny meets with his gang who all rob a stagecoach which contains American author Ambrose Bierce along with newlywed couple John and Mary Newlie. As night falls, all parties coincidently seek shelter in an isolated inn/whorehouse which is run by vampires led by the high priestess Quixtla who targets Esmeralda. Esmeralda is revealed to be the half-human, half-vampire princess Santanico Pandemonium, whom the vampires want as their heir in which all the humans must join forces if they are to survive the night from the vicious blood-suckers. Written by
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The subtitle of the film, "The Hangman's Daughter," is taken from the title of a short story co-authored by Ambrose Bierce (who appears as a character in the film) - "The Monk and the Hangman's Daughter," Ambrose Bierce and Adolphe Danziger De Castro, 1911. See more »
During Johnny Madrid's escape from the hangman, the gun Reece throws him fires off a miraculous 12 rounds without reloading. See more »
Do you feel like a horse's ass, huh? 'Cause that's what you look like! The horse's ass pendeja!
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There's an extra scene involving Ambrose after the end credits finish. See more »
What everyone seems to be missing is the significance of Ambrose Bierce. He's a real 19th century author, and the film takes it's title from one of his books. He's best known for the classic twist at the end of "Occurance at Owl Creek Bridge". (It was made into an episode of the original Twilight Zone.) This film hints a few times that a similar twist will take place... but it never does. Why is there no payoff after building up the Bierce character with so much historical detail? Anyway, the film is not bad, which is surprising, considering that they just rewrote the script from the first film into a Old Western setting.
Bierce's story "The Damned Thing" was produced as an episode of Showtime's "Masters of Horror."
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