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Hitman "El Mariachi" becomes involved in international espionage involving a psychotic CIA agent and a corrupt Mexican general.

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In the third movie of Rodriguez's "Mariachi" trilogy, a Mexican drug lord pretends to overthrow the Mexican government, and is connected to a corrupt CIA agent who at that time, demands retribution from his worst enemy to carry out the drug lord's uprising against the government. Written by Anonymous

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The Time Has Come.

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Rated R for strong violence, and for language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

12 September 2003 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El Mariachi 3  »

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Budget:

$29,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$668,678 (Japan) (5 March 2004)

Gross:

$3,112,845 (Japan) (2 April 2004)
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"El Cucuy" is slang for Chupacabras ("sucks the goats") the vampire-like bogeyman of Latin American cultures. See more »

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[first lines]
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El Pájaro Cú
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Performed by Mariachi Cobre
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Uhm... right.
4 October 2003 | by (Edinburgh, Scotland) – See all my reviews

Not to sound like a groupie or anything, but Johnny Depp really is the only entertaining aspect of this movie. Plus, there wasn't close to enough Salma Hayek in the film to keep the drooling males happy. What the hell?

The director could have saved a LOT of money, and time, but just saying "Aw, hell, phuk the plot." There would be a close-up of Antonio Banderas, then an explosion. Cut to a close-up of Antonio. Cut to a close-up of an explosion. (Are you ready for the element of surprise?) Cut to a close-up of Willem Dafoe. (AHHHHHHHHHHHHH!) Back to an explosion. And there's a close-up of Antonio, again. And then the movie ends.

Sound good? >_<

See this only if you have a good deal of patience, a GREAT sense of humor concerning bad movies, and only if you don't mind explosions. Or close-ups of Antonio Banderas being pensive. There are a LOT of those.


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