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A gunslinger is embroiled in a war with a local drug runner.

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El Mariachi
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Carolina
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Bucho
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Short Bartender
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Buscemi
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Right Hand (as Carlos Gomez)
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Pick-up Guy
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Tavo
Angel Aviles ...
Zamira
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Navajas
Abraham Verduzco ...
Niño
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Campa
Albert Michel Jr. ...
Quino
David Alvarado ...
Buddy
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Tourist Girl
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Shrug
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Opponent
Gerardo Moscoso ...
Priest
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Moco
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Domino (as Consuelo Gomez)
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Bigoton (as Jaime De Hoyos)
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Cristos
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Case Opener
Mark Dalton ...
Fighting Barfly
Tommy Nix ...
Fighting Barfly
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Bar Girl
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Mariachi Fan
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Hitmen (uncredited)
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Guy Scolding Niño Outside Tarasco Bar (uncredited)
Diego Sandoval ...
Empty Gun Man (uncredited)

Directed by

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Robert Rodriguez

Written by

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Robert Rodriguez ... (written by)

Produced by

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Elizabeth Avellan ... co-producer (as Elizabeth Avellán)
Bill Borden ... producer
Carlos Gallardo ... co-producer
Robert Rodriguez ... producer

Music by

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Los Lobos

Cinematography by

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Guillermo Navarro ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Robert Rodriguez

Editorial Department

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Erik C. Andersen ... associate editor
Daniel Fort ... assistant film editor (as Daniel A. Fort)
Gloria Kaiser ... color timer
Ethan Maniquis ... assistant film editor
David Orr ... color timer
Joaquin Gonzalo Avellán ... assistant film editor (uncredited)
Darren Block ... post-production assistant (uncredited)

Production Design by

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Cecilia Montiel

Art Direction by

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Felipe Fernández del Paso ... (as Felipe Fernandez del Paso)

Costume Design by

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Graciela Mazón

Makeup Department

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Rosie Duprat Fort ... assistant hair stylist (as Rosa Elisa Duprat R.) / assistant makeup artist (as Rosa Elisa Duprat R.)
Ermahn Ospina ... hair stylist / makeup artist
Douglas J. White ... special effects makeup & prosthetics (as Douglas White)
Allan A. Apone ... special makeup designer (uncredited)

Production Management

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Tony Mark ... unit production manager
Luz María Rojas ... unit production manager (as Luz Maria Rojas Magnon)
Tamara Smith ... post-production supervisor

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Diego Sandoval ... second assistant director
Batan Silva ... first assistant director (as Sebastian Gaetano Silva)
Joaquin Silva ... second second assistant director
Antonio Banderas ... director: bathroom scene (uncredited)
Steve M. Davison ... second unit director (uncredited)

Art Department

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Mark 'Digger' Green ... assistant property master (as Mark Green)
Terry Haskell ... property master
Ricardo M. Kaplan ... assistant art director
Eduardo Lopez ... lead dresser
Ernesto López Ríos ... construction coordinator (as Ernesto Lopez Rios)

Sound Department

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Dean Beville ... supervising sound editor
Matthew C. Beville ... sound editor (as Matthew Beville)
Edmond J. Coblentz Jr. ... assistant sound editor
Thomas Raymond Fabbricante ... assistant sound editor
Judee Flick ... adr editor
Gary S. Gerlich ... sound editor (as Gary Gerlich)
Greg Hedgepath ... sound editor (as Gregory A. Hedgepath)
Pedro Mejía ... boom operator (as Pedro Mejia)
Sergio Reyes ... re-recording mixer
B. Tennyson Sebastian III ... re-recording mixer (as Tennyson Sebastian III)
Frank Smathers ... foley editor (as Frank T. Smathers)
Charles Ewing Smith ... dialogue editor
Mark Ulano ... production sound mixer
Larry Hopkins ... layback sound mixer (uncredited)
Derek Marcil ... adr mixer (uncredited)
Marvin Walowitz ... sound effects editor (uncredited)

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B.J. Shelley ... special effects assistant
Bob Shelley ... special effects coordinator
Malinda Shelley ... special effects assistant
Steve Fink ... prosthetics technician (uncredited)

Stunts

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David Alvarado ... stunts
Julian Bucio ... stunts (as Julian Bucio Montemayor)
Steve M. Davison ... stunt coordinator
Richie Gaona ... stunts
Ramiro González ... stunts (as Ramiro Gonzalez)
Allan R.J. Joseph ... stunts (as Allan R. J. Joseph)
Henry Kingi Jr. ... stunts (as Henry Masao Kingi Jr.)
Javier Lambert ... stunts (as Javier Lambert Rodriguez)
Troy Robinson ... stunts
Gilbert Rosales ... stunts
Robert Arevalo ... stuntman (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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David Berryman ... second assistant camera
Ricardo Oscar Fernández ... first assistant camera (as Ricardo Oscar Fernandez)
Joaquin Gutierrez ... second assistant camera
Gerardo Manjarrez ... first assistant camera (as Gerardo Manjarrez Chavez)
Marco Morales Echeverría ... second grip (as Marco Morales Echeverria)
Fernando Moreno ... chief lighting technician
Robert Rodriguez ... Steadicam operator
Jesús Romero ... key grip (as Jesus Romero)
Antonio Sánchez Romero ... best boy electric (as Antonio Sanchez Romero)
Rico Torres ... still photographer
Douglas Kirkland ... still photographer (uncredited)
Juan Martín ... electrician (uncredited)

Casting Department

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David Giella ... casting assistant

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Alana Caudillo ... wardrobe assistant (as Alana Ackley)
Ireri Mazón Salas ... wardrobe assistant
Carlos Mungia Rodríguez ... wardrobe supervisor: women (as Carlos Mungia Rodriguez)
Adolfo Ramírez ... wardrobe supervisor: men (as Adolfo Ramirez)

Location Management

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Joaquin Gonzalo Avellán ... assistant location manager
Mariano Carranco ... location manager

Music Department

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Michael Connell ... music editor
Tito Larriva ... composer: additional music
Karyn Rachtman ... music supervisor
Steven Hufsteter ... musician: guitars (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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Kenny Mason ... transportation coordinator
Mark Gantt ... driver (uncredited)

Other crew

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Robin Anderson ... script supervisor
Anelis Patiño Coronas ... production secretary
Deborah Dalton ... assistant: Mr. Banderas
Fernanda Echeverria ... production coordinator (as Fernanda Echeverria B.)
Miguel Gurza ... animal wrangler
Cheri Hall ... production accountant
Elsa Hermoso ... production accountant
Pamela Jaeckle ... production coordinator
Don Levy ... unit publicist
Jenny Manriquez ... assistant: Mr. Borden
Juan Luis Obregón ... production assistant
Leticia Avalos Ramos ... production assistant
Carlos Renero ... animal wrangler
Barry Rosenbush ... production assistant
Daniel J. Shaw ... production assistant
Josephine Batorski ... studio teacher (uncredited)
Kelly Frazier ... assistant production coordinator (uncredited)

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Carmen M. De Gallardo ... special thanks (as Mrs. Carmen Monsivais de Gallardo)
Ramiro Guzmán ... special thanks (as Mr. & Mrs. Ramiro Guzman)
Crew believed to be complete

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

With this sequel to his prize-winning independent previous film, "El Mariachi," director Robert Rodriquez joins the ranks of Sam Peckinpah and John Woo as a master of slick, glamorized ultra-violence. We pick up the story as a continuation of "El Mariachi," where an itinerant musician, looking for work, gets mistaken for a hitman and thereby entangled in a web of love, corruption, and death. This time, he is out to avenge the murder of his lover and the maiming of his fretting hand, which occurred at the end of the earlier movie. However, the plot is recapitulated, and again, a case of mistaken identity leads to a very high body count, involvement with a beautiful woman who works for the local drug lord, and finally, the inevitable face-to-face confrontation and bloody showdown. Written by Tad Dibbern

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Taglines He came back to settle the score with someone. Anyone. EVERYONE. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Pistolero (United States)
  • El Mariachi 2 (United States)
  • Robert Rodríguez: Desperado (Spain)
  • La balada del pistolero (Spain)
  • Pistolero (Mexico)
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  • 104 min
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Budget $7,000,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia Director Robert Rodriguez said in his DVD commentary that the day they shot Salma Hayek's love scene with Antonio Banderas, the entire crew showed up to see it. He continued, saying that apart from the actors only he and the script supervisor were in the room. See more »
Goofs The Short Bartender uses a revolver with a silencer on the barrel. It is impossible to silence a revolver. Revolvers can't be silenced because there is a gap in the rear between the cylinder and the hammer, and a gap in the front between the cylinder and the barrel. A lot of noise from the explosion escapes through these gaps when a revolver is fired. Then again, on one occasion, it does make the sound of an un-silenced gun, so perhaps the filmmakers were acknowledging that the silencer would not work. See more »
Movie Connections Edited into The Anti-Hero's Journey (2004). See more »
Soundtracks Six Blade Knife See more »
Quotes Pick-up Guy: [sitting at the counter inside the Tarasco Bar] This reminds me of a joke. This guy comes into a bar, walks up to the bartender. Says, "Bartender, I got me a bet for you. I'm gonna bet you $300 that I can piss into that glass over there and not spill a single, solitary drop." The bartender looks. I mean, we're talking, like, this glass is like a good ten feet away. He says, "Now wait, let me get this strait. You're tryin' to tell me you'll bet me $300 that you can piss, standing over here, way over there into that glass, and not spill a single drop?" Customer looks up and says, "That's right." Bartender says, "Young man, you got a bet." The guy goes, "Okay, here we go. Here we go." Pulls out his thing. He's lookin' at the glass, man. He's thinkin' about the glass. He's thinkin' about the glass. Glass. He's thinkin' about the glass, glass. Thinkin' about his dick. Dick, glass, dick, glass, dick, glass, dick, glass, dick, glass, dick, glass, dick, glass. And then, *foosh*, he lets it rip. And he-he's pisses all over the place, man. He's pissin' on the bar. He pissin' on the stools, on the floor, on the phone, on the bartender! He's pissing everywhere *except* the fucking glass! Right? Okay. So, bartender, he's laughing his fuckin' ass off. He's $300 richer. He's like, "Ha, ha, ha, ha!" Piss dripping off his face. "Ha, ha, ha, ha!" He says, "You fucking idiot, man! You got it in everything except the glass! You owe me $300 punta." Guy goes, "Excuse me just one-one little second." Goes in the back of the bar. In back, there's a couple of guys playing pool. He walks over to them. Comes back to the bar. Goes, "Here you go, Mr. Bartender, 300." And the bartender's like, "What the fuck are you so happy about? You just lost $300, idiot!" The guy says, "Well, see those guys over there? I just bet them $500 a piece that I could piss on your bar, piss on your floor, piss on your phone, and piss on you, and not only would you not be mad about it, you'd be happy."
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