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Once Upon a Time in Mexico (2003)

R  |   |  Action, Thriller  |  12 September 2003 (USA)
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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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Storyline

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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Action | Thriller

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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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Box Office

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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1.78 : 1
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Originally filmed in 1.78:1 Aspect Ratio, the film was matted for a faux 2.35:1 aspect ratio for theatrical release. See more »

Goofs

When El and Carolina are about to jump from the window, Carolina's leg is dangling over the edge of the windowsill. In the next shot, just as she's about to jump, her foot is up on the sill. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Agent Sands: I never heard of him.
Belini: Who?
Agent Sands: The man you recommended.
Belini: The guitar fighter?
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The Dimension Films logo is tinted brown to match the color scheme of the movie. See more »

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Bolero Ranchero
Written and Performed by Omar Ortiz
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Walked out - Couldn't tell what was going on
24 March 2004 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

I don't walk out of many movies. But this is one that was such a hatchet job that I just couldn't see any reason for sticking around. Every once in a while there was an interesting scene, but there was no coherency from one scene to the next. Lots of violence, blood and killing. But I just couldn't figure out who was on what side when. Nor could I tell why people were being killed.

Just a mish-mash of unconnected killings. I would guess we are done with El Mariachi? The first one was really good. Then Desperado was good because you could follow the plot. Sure there was plenty of violence, but what would you expect. But in "Once Upon a Time in Mexico" it seems like some psychologist must have gotten involved in the writing and did a typical psychology hatchet job. That's what psychologists do in movie writing, they make the plot incomprehensible. They sure did it here.


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