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From Dusk Till Dawn (1996)

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Two criminals and their hostages unknowingly seek temporary refuge in a truck stop populated by vampires, with chaotic results.

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Robert Rodriguez

Writers:

Robert Kurtzman (story), Quentin Tarantino (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
George Clooney ... Seth Gecko
Quentin Tarantino ... Richard Gecko
Harvey Keitel ... Jacob Fuller
Juliette Lewis ... Kate Fuller
Ernest Liu Ernest Liu ... Scott Fuller
Salma Hayek ... Santanico Pandemonium
Cheech Marin ... Border Guard / Chet Pussy / Carlos
Danny Trejo ... Razor Charlie
Tom Savini ... Sex Machine
Fred Williamson ... Frost
Michael Parks ... Texas Ranger Earl McGraw
Brenda Hillhouse Brenda Hillhouse ... Hostage Gloria Hill
John Saxon ... FBI Agent Stanley Chase
Marc Lawrence ... Old Timer Motel Owner
Kelly Preston ... Newscaster Kelly Houge
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Storyline

After a bank heist in Abilene with several casualties, the bank robber Seth Gecko and his psychopath and rapist brother Richard Gecko continue their crime spree in a convenience store in the middle of the desert while heading to Mexico with a hostage. They decide to stop for a while in a low-budget motel. Meanwhile the former minister Jacob Fuller is traveling on vacation with his son Scott and his daughter Kate in a RV. Jacob lost his faith after the death of his beloved wife in a car accident and quit his position of pastor of his community and stops for the night in the same motel Seth and Richard are lodged. When Seth sees the recreational vehicle, he abducts Jacob and his family to help his brother and him to cross the Mexico border, promising to release them on the next morning. They head to the truck drivers and bikers bar Titty Twister where Seth will meet with his partner Carlos in the dawn. When they are watching the dancer Santanico Pandemonium, Seth and Richard fight with ... Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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The Showdown is on See more »

Genres:

Action | Crime | Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence and gore, language and nudity | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

Official Facebook | Official site

Country:

USA | Mexico

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

19 January 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

From Dusk Till Dawn See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$19,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,240,805, 21 January 1996

Gross USA:

$25,836,616

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$25,836,616
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Sound Mix:

SDDS (8 channels)| Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

When shown on commercial television, the name of the bar is digitally changed to "Kitty Twister", with the neon breasts blocked out. See more »

Goofs

In the scene outside the Titty Twister, Seth grabs Cheech Marin's hand with his right hand, bending it back and to the side. In the next scene, Seth now has the same hold but applied with his left hand as he hits Cheech in the face with his right hand. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Pete Bottoms: Hey, Earl
Earl McGraw: Yes, sir.
Pete Bottoms: What do ya know?
Earl McGraw: Well, it's a hot goddam day
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Crazy Credits

Ernest Liu's opening credit is run off the screen by Seth and Richard's car. See more »

Alternate Versions

The Special edition laserdisc contains scenes that were cut out of the film due to graphic violence: the vampire feast (dinner is served) is extended and one part has a girl popping a pimple on a guy. There's another scene in which Sex Machine kills off two more vampires and takes a picture of one of them. See more »

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Version of From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series (2014) See more »

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Mexican Blackbird
Written and Performed by ZZ Top
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User Reviews

So tacky it's good...
21 March 2001 | by glitzgirl76See all my reviews

I have to say that this is actually a good movie although it does lose it's way towards the end. The final 15 minutes I thought were a little crappy. I prefer more realism in my vampires but having said that, I cannot fault Tarantino, his is perfect in the role as the twisted Richard Gecko, and although I don't usually like George Clooney he was surprisingly cool as Seth. There are some funny moments that you have to have a slightly twisted humour to appreciate (which I do!) and as long as you don't take it too seriously, it is an entertaining movie. If you like overacting, lots and lots of blood and Tarantino movies then go see.


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