Once Upon a Time in Mexico (2003) Poster


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El Mariachi (1992)
Desperado (1995)

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The Anti-Hero's Journey (2004) (Video)


Son of Paleface (1952)
Gun hidden in guitar in both films.
For a Few Dollars More (1965)
The leather wrist-support strap that the main character wears after his injury in the previous installment.
Once Upon a Time in the West (1968)
The title was chosen as a tribute to 'Sergio Leone'.
Lao hu tian ji (1978)
Creative use of fake arms during battle
Clash of the Titans (1981)
The lunchbox Johnny Depp has the money in to pay Cheech Marin is a Clash of the Titans lunchbox
Brazil (1985)
In Brazil, the main character ends up being strapped to a torture-chair-thing, while someone he trusts is about to drill out his eyes (POV shot). This also happens in O.U.A.T.I.M. Also, in one of the scenes blood appears on the camera lens, which also happens during aforementioned scene in Brazil.
The Killer (1989)
Action scene takes place in a church, like it is featured in the climax of "The Killer"
Predator 2 (1990)
Ruben blades plays a cop with the name archuleta. In "mexico" a former partner of ruben blades character is archuleta.
The Crow (1994)
The blood on Agent Sands´ pale face looks exactly like Eric Dravens make-up in The Crow; other white-painted faces appear fighting; the flashbacks are very similar to those in The Crow.
Pulp Fiction (1994)
Depp's character says, "Well, I guess I should thank you for not sticking it up your ass."
Clear and Present Danger (1994)
Willem Dafoe plays the leader of a drug cartel, in opposition to his earlier role where he played an anti-drug-cartel commando.
Desperado (1995)
Cheech Marin's character wears an eye patch over his right eye, referencing his character in Desperado who died after being shot through the right eye.
Battle Royale (2000)
long haired character holding sub-machine gun with eyes bleeding
Cowboy Bebop: The Movie (2001)
Exploding ornament. Similar fight sequences.
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)
Johnny Depp's character (Agent Sands) says the word "savvy", which appears to be a reference to his previous role as Captain Jack Sparrow.

Referenced in 

The Good, the Bad & the Bloody: Inside KNB EFX (2004) (Video)
shows props built for this film
Ten Minute Cooking School: Puerco Pibil (2004) (Video)
makes the kind of food Johnny Depp's character liked in the film.
Gungrave: Overdose (2004) (Video Game)
Grave's Coffin is used in a very similiar fashion to the Mariachi's guitar case. In Gungrave OD, RB had a guitar that fires off electricity in the same manner the Mariachi fires off bullets from his guitar.
Fear of Clowns (2004) (Video)
poster in movie theater
Sin City (2005)
Marv shoots a large statue of the priest right between the eyes, with the same sound effect and impact as Sands when he does the same shot on some gaurds in OUATiM.
The Dudesons Movie (2006)
Poster is visible.
Cleanflix (2009)
Title seen on DVD disc
eXploitation CinemA (2009) (Short)
referenced as a mexploitation example.
IMDb's 20th Anniversary Star of the Day: Robert Rodriguez (2010) (TV Episode)
Robert Rodriguez mentions this movie during interview
Eye of the Empress (2013) (Short)
Style of cinematography and scenes
Eye of the Empress: The Great Escape (2014) (Short)
Similar style
Unikal'noe pozdravlenie (2014) (Short)
DVD on the shelf.
Showdown at the Dirt Cheap Liquor & Grocery (2016) (Short)
quoted by Juan and Ike

Featured in 

Film Is Dead: An Evening with Robert Rodriguez (2003) (Video)
a couple of shots from the film are examined
HBO First Look: Once Upon a Time in Mexico (2003) (TV Episode)
Inside Troublemaker Studios (2004) (Video)
shows shots & scenes from this film.
Ten Minute Flick School: Fast, Cheap, and in Control (2004) (Video)
scenes/shots from that film are shown here.
The Magic of 'Finding Neverland' (2005) (Video)
clip shown
Hollywood's Top Ten: Bombshells (2010) (TV Episode)
Salma Hayek takes #5 for hottest actresses
Side by Side (2012)

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