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From Dusk Till Dawn 3: The Hangman's Daughter (1999)

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Set 100 years ago in Mexico, this horror/western is the story of the birth of the vampire princess Santanico Pandemonium.

Director:

P.J. Pesce

Writers:

Álvaro Rodríguez (screenplay) (as Alvaro Rodriguez), Álvaro Rodríguez (story) (as Alvaro Rodriguez) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Marco Leonardi ... Johnny Madrid
Michael Parks ... Ambrose Bierce
Temuera Morrison ... The Hangman
Rebecca Gayheart ... Mary Newlie
Ara Celi ... Esmeralda
Lennie Loftin ... John Newlie
Sônia Braga ... Quixtla (as Sonia Braga)
Orlando Jones ... Ezra Traylor
Danny Trejo ... Razor Charlie
Jordana Spiro ... Reece
Kevin Smith Kevin Smith ... Joaquin
Terence Bridgett Terence Bridgett ... Chato
Mickey Giacomazzi ... Erasmo
Ivan D. Lucas Ivan D. Lucas ... Shotgun
Tom Berto Tom Berto ... Stagecoach Driver
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Storyline

"Prequel" to the first From Dusk Till Dawn is set in Mexico in the early 1900's which begins with the escape of Johnny Madrid, a dangerous local outlaw, from the gallows who then kidnaps his hangman's beautiful daughter, Esmeralda, with a little help from Reece, a female outlaw from the U.S. With the hangman and a local posse on their trail, Johnny meets with his gang who all rob a stagecoach which contains American author Ambrose Bierce along with newlywed couple John and Mary Newlie. As night falls, all parties coincidentally seek shelter in an isolated inn/whorehouse which is run by vampires led by the high priestess Quixtla who targets Esmeralda. Esmeralda is revealed to be the half-human, half-vampire princess Santanico Pandemonium, whom the vampires want as their heir in which all the humans must join forces if they are to survive the night from the vicious blood-suckers. Written by matt-282

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

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Official Sites:

Buena Vista | Official site

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 January 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Hangman's Daughter See more »

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Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)
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Dolby SR | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The final scene before the rolling end credits mirrors the final scene in From Dusk till Dawn #1. See more »

Goofs

When Johnny and Esmeralda are riding to entrance of abandoned inn, the lights (electrical) of some city far at a horizon are clearly visible. See more »

Quotes

The Hangman: Any last words?
Johnny Madrid: See you in hell?
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Crazy Credits

There's an extra scene involving Ambrose after the end credits finish. See more »

Alternate Versions

The DVD features a deleted scene which is set in present time. Here a man (Michael Parks) tells another one (P.J. Pesce) the story of the film. He doesn't believe him so Parks rips out Pesce's heart. See more »

Connections

References The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948) See more »

Soundtracks

El Butaquito
Traditional, Arranged by Jose Guitierrez
Performed by Los Pregoneros del Puerto
Courtesy of Rounder Records
By Arrangement with Ocean Park Music Group
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Why Ambrose Bierce?
17 July 2009 | by GregorsoSee all my reviews

What everyone seems to be missing is the significance of Ambrose Bierce. He's a real 19th century author, and the film takes it's title from one of his books. He's best known for the classic twist at the end of "Occurance at Owl Creek Bridge". (It was made into an episode of the original Twilight Zone.) This film hints a few times that a similar twist will take place... but it never does. Why is there no payoff after building up the Bierce character with so much historical detail? Anyway, the film is not bad, which is surprising, considering that they just rewrote the script from the first film into a Old Western setting.

Bierce's story "The Damned Thing" was produced as an episode of Showtime's "Masters of Horror."


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