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In turn-of-the-century Mexico, two very different women become a bank-robbing duo in an effort to combat a ruthless enforcer terrorizing their town.

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Pedro (as Carlos Cervantes)
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Edgar Vivar ...
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Brujo
Filiberto Estrella ...
Midget
Yomo Tlazotlalli ...
Gordo (as Yomo Tlazotlally)
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Storyline

In 1848, a New York bank wants to put a railroad across Mexico, so it buys up small banks around Santa Rita, Durango, and evicts farmers on the proposed rail line who owe money. The bank's henchman is the murderous Jackson. He runs afoul of two women, María, the tough but uneducated daughter of a farmer, and Sara, the European-educated daughter of the owner of one of these banks. To feed the now landless people and to seek revenge, María and Sara become bank robbers, veritable Robin Hoods. But Jackson and his hired guns are after them. What are the women's options? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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bank | mexico | farmer | duo | money | See All (39) »

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sexuality, nudity and violence | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

18 January 2006 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Bandiiditarid  »

Box Office

Budget:

€32,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$296,701 (Mexico) (3 March 2006)

Gross:

$2,757,205 (Mexico) (10 March 2006)
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Originally set for a wide US theatrical release in late 2005 and then early 2006; the film was finally given a 22 September 2006 date and was an exclusive Cinema Latino Theatres chain release. See more »

Goofs

When Sara discovers her father dead and tries to break out of the house, the hooves of the horse that kick the goon clearly never touch him. See more »

Quotes

Maria Alvarez: [after being saved from drowning by Sara] I guess this makes us friends...
Sara Sandoval: I don't know about friends but partners, definitely.
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Habanera
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by Georges Bizet
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cute and fun
18 March 2006 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

I can say this movie is worth watching. It is really entertaining and can fill your day with laughter. As you probably expected already that Bandidas was made as a light and entertaining movie. The story is definitely easy to catch with a big support by Salma and Penelope's acting and fresh jokes.

You could say that Bandidas is a story of two females Zorro. Under any circumstances they always managed to get a hold onto something - in some unique ways. Salma and Penelope played really well, and definitely HOT! Frankly speaking, Maria (Penelope Cruz) was a farm girl which did not have much education. On the other hand, Sara (Salma Hayek) was a uptown girl freshly graduated from European university. Both of them did not share any common traits or life, except the bad guys killed and almost killed their fathers. Joining their forces and power together, they were robbing the enemy's banks.

If you would like to have a good time without any brainstorming activities, Bandidas will suit you just fine. Hope you guys enjoy it as I did!


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