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  (in credits order)

Andrew Bryniarski ... El Charro

Danny Trejo ... El Charro (voice)
Drew Mia ... Maria (as Andrew Mia)

Kathryn Taylor ... Tanya
Heidi Androl ... Christina
KellyDawn Malloy ... Rosemary

Philip Boyd ... James

Matthew Prater ... King (as Matt Prater)

Tabitha Stevens ... Elvira
Liliana Signorelli ... Homeless Woman

Lyndsay Martin ... Brittany

Michela Fruet ... Messenger
Victoria Vanegas ... Maria's Sister

Lemmy ... Priest (as Lemmy Kilmeister)

James Intveld ... Archangel Michael
Al Raitano ... Sheriff

Gary Bullock ... Prugatory Bartender

Calico Cooper ... Mistress of Salvation
Scott Greenall ... Minister of Salvation (as Scott Greenhall)

Kristopher Medina ... Seraph Bartender (as Kris Medina)

Jason Miller ... Dancing Albino

Brian Avery ... Priest
Marc Romeo ... Doctor
Tanya Turner ... Backstory Dead Girl
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Shane Dorman ... Angel
Mia Hoyos ... Maria
Andrés López ... Levi

Thadd Turner ... Cowboy at bar
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Directed by
Rich Ragsdale 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Ryan R. Johnson 

Produced by
Andrew Bryniarski .... executive producer
Paul DeNigris .... associate producer
Jasper Jan .... co-producer
Ryan R. Johnson .... producer
Kevin Ragsdale .... executive producer
Kevin Ragsdale .... producer
Original Music by
Rich Ragsdale 
Cinematography by
Jacques Haitkin 
Film Editing by
Michael Amundsen 
Production Design by
Ryan Cooper 
Art Direction by
Yolanda Chavez 
Set Decoration by
Yolanda Chavez 
Costume Design by
Kate Lessa 
Makeup Department
Mark Bautista .... key makeup artist
Lisa Machii .... key makeup artist
Melissa Richau .... assistant makeup artist (as Melissa Starr Richau)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Mary E. Brown .... second assistant director
Alexys Ruiz .... second second assistant director
TreJulie Stamos .... first assistant director
Art Department
April Lira .... p.a.
Sound Department
Nathan Atkins .... foley artist
Nathan Atkins .... sound effects editor
Greg Cosh .... sound mixer
Jill Cosh .... boom operator
Tim Farrell .... sound effects editor
Dean Hurley .... sound re-recording mixer
Dean Hurley .... supervising sound editor
Derek Owen .... dialogue editor
Ryan Rubin .... sound effects editor
Special Effects by
Mark Bautista .... special effects makeup
Visual Effects by
Tim Carras .... digital artist
Camera and Electrical Department
Jason Cochard .... additional cinematographer
Daniel Alexis Gonzalez .... best boy electric (as Danny Gonzalez)
Kendall Holmes .... grip
Terry Meadows .... key grip
Jaime R. Mejia .... grip
Jon Mielke .... grip (as J T Mielke)
Pat Murphy .... gaffer
Patrick Murphy .... gaffer
Jeff Niggemeyer .... electrician
Matt Radecki .... additional camera operator
Lue Skinner .... assistant camera
Roderick E. Stevens .... camera operator
Roderick E. Stevens .... director of photography: second unit
Tamela .... second assistant camera
Animation Department
Tim Carras .... animator: title animation
Editorial Department
Eric Chase .... television editor
Music Department
Scott Clausen .... composer: song "Kool Operator, Jr."
Jeff Johns .... executive soundtrack producer
Joe Lisanti .... music editor
David Low .... orchestra contractor
Deborah Lurie .... choir arranger
Sean McMahon .... conductor
Sean McMahon .... lead orchestrator
Jeff Michael .... music copyist
Michael Pelavin .... orchestrator
Mark Robertson .... music supervisor
John Rodd .... scoring mixer
George Shaw .... orchestrator
Other crew
Sky Boles .... office production assistant
Clint Comer .... production assistant
Anthony Deida .... production assistant
Steven Hartman .... production assistant
Andrea Joyner .... production assistant
Justin Lind .... production assistant
Tritia Victoria Manianglung .... production assistant
William McLeod .... production assistant
Jon Mielke .... production assistant
James Muia .... production assistant
Jenny Pond .... script supervisor
Rebecca J. Sorensen .... production coordinator

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USA:90 min
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Continuity: The bartender puts three cans of beer on the counter. In the next shot, the cans are farther apart than before.See more »
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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Bad execution, promising hints, 25 December 2006
Author: telepsa from United States

When I saw El Charro, the first thought that popped on my mind was that this movie should be named "The Curse of What Could Have Been". That is, if the scenario actually made sense. The movie begins with Maria, a rather annoying girl mourning the suicide of her sister (and by the way, we never do find out what made Lucia kill herself), going on a small vacation with four "friends". Incidentally, the friends are four archetypes, such as the good old American Beauty (the only one who cares about Maria, apparently), a hip hop star wannabe and a goth pinup would be. Curiously enough, the last two get along fairly well and seem to enjoy the same kind of music. How that is possible, one can only wonder. How do you we get to the juicy parts? After a lot of patience. The script is unbelievably slow and 3/4 of the movie seem to serve as filler. This was especially noticeable in the bar scene. The girls, after having a brush with the law (avoided because the driver takes the mutter into her own mouth, er, hands), decide to stop in a bar and drink before continuing their ride. Sounds only natural, correct? That is exactly what we would do if we were on a trip between states, escorted by police in a bar. The bar, operated by a fundamentalist American with bad taste in music, seems to be patronized by a weird mix of hillbillies and psychos. When the girls want to leave (understandably so), the police officer makes them sit down because they will "miss the show". The movie then proceeds to show us a goth guy in a suit screeching in an old microphone lyrics that apparently should tune us in the movie, because they are relevant to the heroine's situation. ...Ok guys, you've stumped me. The patrons, BY DEFINITION, should rise as one and get that idiot of the stage, for one. He is completely irrelevant to the movie. He is filler. The whole scene is filler, as every clue that is revealed is just not important enough to justify this travesty. Even though it is true that the actresses don't act in this to save their lives, the truth is that they are given almost no space to even try. The characters are flat and two-dimensional, trapped in their own delusional worlds. No growing for the heroine during the length of the movie. She doesn't, say, come to terms with her sister's suicide. She doesn't even save herself. An angel with fake wings and a tattoo does it for her. This is a shame, because this movie does have a couple of nice scenes (when the crew doesn't go wild with the camera, that is). An old time movie sequence in the middle of the movie gives the story away in a much more interesting way that the heroine would ever be able to. The music at the approaching of El Charro is rather good. El Charro himself, although dumber than Jason the Hockey Mask Boy, has a couple of nice scenes and a certain presence. It's not his fault he's not given enough space to actually DO something beyond slash like there's no tomorrow. and why slash, anyway? Why not just a gun? What is the justification behind this? There is none. The script in this is just terrible, plain and simple. The actors are uninspired. When closing in, El Charro looks like a black metal fan with bad, bad corpse painting on (Immortal would kick his ass). The pace is slow, the sex scenes not really that interesting (and that WAS a shame), and the deaths find the viewers completely supporting of the ghost. I would have done it too, El Charro. It's OK.

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