Once Upon a Time in Mexico (2003)
Gun hidden in guitar in both films.
The leather wrist-support strap that the main character wears after his injury in the previous installment.
The title was chosen as a tribute to 'Sergio Leone'.
Creative use of fake arms during battle
The lunchbox Johnny Depp has the money in to pay Cheech Marin is a Clash of the Titans lunchbox
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.
Action scene takes place in a church, like it is featured in the climax of "The Killer"
Ruben blades plays a cop with the name archuleta. In "mexico" a former partner of ruben blades character is archuleta.
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.
Depp's character says, "Well, I guess I should thank you for not sticking it up your ass."
Willem Dafoe plays the leader of a drug cartel, in opposition to his earlier role where he played an anti-drug-cartel commando.
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.
long haired character holding sub-machine gun with eyes bleeding
Exploding ornament. Similar fight sequences.
Johnny Depp's character (Agent Sands) says the word "savvy", which appears to be a reference to his previous role as Captain Jack Sparrow.
shows props built for this film
makes the kind of food Johnny Depp's character liked in the film.
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.
poster in movie theater
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.
Poster is visible.
Title seen on DVD disc
referenced as a mexploitation example.
Robert Rodriguez mentions this movie during interview
Style of cinematography and scenes
a couple of shots from the film are examined
shows shots & scenes from this film.
scenes/shots from that film are shown here.
Salma Hayek takes #5 for hottest actresses