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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.

Director:

Robert Rodriguez

Writers:

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

The franchise is titled "A Drink in Hell" in Brazilian Portuguese. See more »

Goofs

Lighting equipment, as well as the set's roof can be seen in several shots inside the bar after the vampire grabs Katie Fuller. 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

Changes were made for the TV version, notably Titty Twister changed to Kitty Twister in dialogue and on the sign, and violence has been cut from when the strippers turn to vampires and when Seth beats up the door greeter. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Jersey Girl (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

Angry Cockroaches
Written by Tito Larriva & Peter Athassoff
Performed by Tito & Tarantula
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Robbers and Preachers and Vampires, oh my!
19 March 2001 | by great_sphinx_42See all my reviews

Anyone trying to do a 'serious review' of this movie needs to lighten up. George Clooney and Quentin Tarantino are the Gecko brothers, two bad, bad men on their way to Mexico. Along the way they pick up a preacher played by Harvey Keitel and his two kids. They're supposed to meet a partner at a bar called The Titty Twister, and once they get there madness ensues. From there it takes a turn that many seem to find infuriating but I personally find highly entertaining. It's humming along like a typical Tarantino picture, and then- BOOM. Out of nowhere, it becomes all too clear that these two bad, bad men are not by a longshot the baddest in *this* bar. All of this can- and *will*, given the right attitude on the part of the viewers- read as a loving high-five to 70s zombie flicks, a homage to the campy fun of those movies. The tough guy dialog continues throughout, the gore level is astounding, and we see via Kate- the preacher's daughter, played by Juliette Lewis- that sometimes a p***ed-off virgin with a crossbow can more than hold her own. On top of that, it has a hella-cool biker-bar soundtrack and Salma Hayek in a bikini. What's not to like?


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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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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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