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Bandidas (2006)

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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Ashe
Audra Blaser ...
Clarissa Ashe
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Bill Buck
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Don Diego
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Pedro (as Carlos Cervantes)
José María Negri ...
Padre Pablo
Lenny Zundel ...
Bernardo
Edgar Vivar ...
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Brujo
Filiberto Estrella ...
Midget
Yomo Tlazotlalli ...
Gordo (as Yomo Tlazotlally)
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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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Rated PG-13 for sexuality, nudity and violence | See all certifications »

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18 January 2006 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Бандитки  »

Box Office

Budget:

€32,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$796,693 (France) (27 January 2006)
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Penelope Cruz and Steve Zahn also starred in Sahara (2005) together See more »

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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

Ashe: Where's the Governor?
Tyler Jackson: He's out stretching his legs.
Ashe: I don't know what you mean.
Tyler Jackson: Well I guess he fell of the train.
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Habanera
from "Carmen"
by Georges Bizet
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Nice movie to have a break out of ordinary life.
18 January 2006 | by (Belgium) – See all my reviews

This is a typical "just fun to watch" movie. Nothing for hardcore movie freaks, more but i find it rather well done. Not to much clichés, some gags are very good and some nice lines of text... The action is also in balance and sometimes rather funny. The 2 Bandidas are of course quit sexy and nice looking, but especially Penélope Cruz (Maria) performs well and has that very groovy "archtype" Spanish look that makes you wonder where to hide if she ever get's mad at you. The story and characters are not so well developed, but that's hardly a problem for this type of movie. So if you are looking for a fun movie to relax with and have a good time with your girl/boy/pet and you like some humor and action, check it out. But don't expect a "cinematic masterpiece".


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