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Once Upon a Time in Mexico (2003)

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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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12 September 2003 (USA)  »

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El Mariachi 3  »

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$29,000,000 (estimated)

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$23,424,118 (USA) (12 September 2003)

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$3,112,845 (Japan) (2 April 2004)
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The film was finished in 2001 but the release was pushed back to 2003. See more »

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As El Mariachi plays the opening theme, his guitar suddenly acquires a braided strap. 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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Shot, Chopped, and Scored by Robert Rodriguez See more »

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Edited into The Anti-Hero's Journey (2004) See more »

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Arranged and Performed by Chingón
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Senseless violence, violence, violence, need I say more....
2 October 2003 | by (New England) – See all my reviews

Okay, so I should have known this one wasn't for me. I wanted to see Depp, and he was fantastic, I think. What was he exactly? A rogue CIA operative, a psychotic one, who knew...I haven't seen the other two movies, so maybe I was missing something. Definitely not date material and NOT a chick flick. Why is every movie about Mexico like this? This is a rich interesting, diverse culture, but most movies portray the country itself badly and the people in even a worse light. Give me "Freida" with Selma Hayek as opposed to this less than satisfying excuse to shoot 'em up. There were a few light moments, but overall I spent most of the movie with my eyes closed. A murdering mariachi? Banderas is not my favorite, so I wasn't expecting much, Mask of Zorro, a far better performance. And still, not the worst movie I've ever seen.




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