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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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Filiberto Estrella ...
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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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bank | mexico | farmer | duo | money | See more »

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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

Quentin talks about, and uses, a fingerprint method to identify a criminal - at least twenty years before this method was ever introduced for any means of personal identification (in India in 1877). See more »

Quotes

Sara Sandoval: And that is nothing to be ashamed about!
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Habanera
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Harmless Fun!!!
19 February 2006 | by (Belgium) – See all my reviews

Bandidas is a conventional, predictable cinematic product and yet, it manages to be a laughing out loud experience and a great time at the movie theater.

The story of the two opposite mexicanas played by Salma Hayek and Penelope Cruz kicks off when both meet personal tragedy and seek for revenge (first, for themselves and them for the whole people of Mexico).

Hayek and Cruz are great to watch as the film highlights their comedian and physical talents quite well.

Technical work on the film is also top notch and Steve Zahn/Sam Shepard's supporting roles bring both masculinity and humor to this laugh-fest.

Overall, this movie will not win any Oscars but it will definitely win the heart of the audiences.


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