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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:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 January 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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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

Shortly after Danny Trejo's resident bartender character changes into a vampire, he's soon replaced by another taller, and obviously skinner actor in vampire makeup, wearing the same clothes, and Danny is never seen again. 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

Esmeralda: What kind of work?
Johnny Madrid: The kind of work girls do.
Esmeralda: I don't think I'm that kind of girl.
Johnny Madrid: Sooner or later all girls are that kind of girl.
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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 Old Gringo (1989) See more »

Soundtracks

El Cascabel
Written by Lorenzo Barcelata (as L. Barcelata)
Performed by Los Pregoneros del Puerto
Courtesy of Rounder Records
By Arrangement with Ocean Park Music Group
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if you HAVE to see these characters again, see this one
13 November 2000 | by captbruceSee all my reviews

I have a problem with the whole fact of Rodriguez and Tarantino doing a sequel, let alone sequels, of a highly original, totally off-the-wall movie like From Dusk Til Dawn. But where #2, "Texas Blood Money," was a waste of film, #3 "The Hangman's Daughter" is the ONLY one they should've attempted. It tells the story of Salma Hayek's character in the first one and actually has a plot, good acting, lasts just long enough and has enough content to be entertaining and not exhausting. I also want to add that Ara Celi is a GREAT substitution for Salma cause she is just as FINE! :)

The movie does suffer from some of the hokey tricks that plagued Texas Blood Money and is campy, but that's half the appeal of these types of movies. They're not Shakespeare, they're to entertain...and bringing back Michael Parks was a stroke of genius and if you want to see how diverse an actor he is, watch this movie and the first moments of the original where he's featured. If you're jonezing to revisit some old friends at the Titty Twister saloon, rent this one and TOTALLY AVOID the second sequel.


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