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Once Upon a Time in Mexico (2003)

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Hitman "El Mariachi" becomes involved in international espionage involving a psychotic CIA agent and a corrupt Mexican general.

Director:

Robert Rodriguez
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3 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Antonio Banderas ... El Mariachi
Salma Hayek ... Carolina
Johnny Depp ... Sands
Mickey Rourke ... Billy
Eva Mendes ... Ajedrez
Danny Trejo ... Cucuy
Enrique Iglesias ... Lorenzo
Marco Leonardi ... Fideo
Cheech Marin ... Belini
Rubén Blades ... Jorge FBI
Willem Dafoe ... Barillo
Gerardo Vigil Gerardo Vigil ... Marquez
Pedro Armendáriz Jr. ... El Presidente (as Pedro Armendariz)
Julio Oscar Mechoso ... Advisor
Tito Larriva ... Cab Driver
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Storyline

In the third movie of Rodriguez's "Mariachi" trilogy, a Mexican drug lord pretends to overthrow the Mexican government, and is connected to a corrupt CIA agent who at that time, demands retribution from his worst enemy to carry out the drug lord's uprising against the government. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

The Time Has Come.

Genres:

Action | Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

One of the first films to be shot on an HD Digital camera at 24 frames per second, the Sony HDW900. See more »

Goofs

After Sands shoots at the cartel hit-man with his small pistol (and misses), the gun is clearly empty when he says 'Was that my right or your right?' he then shoots again without reloading. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Agent Sands: I never heard of him.
Belini: Who?
Agent Sands: The man you recommended.
Belini: The guitar fighter?
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Crazy Credits

The guard who talks about how he was tortured once is listed as "Left Nut" in the credits. See more »

Alternate Versions

The theatrical version was screened in the 2.39:1 aspect ratio. The DVD & Blu-ray version keeps the original High-Definition 1.78:1 aspect ratio. Only Netflix has the theatrical 2.39:1 aspect ratio of the film. See more »

Connections

References Clash of the Titans (1981) See more »

Soundtracks

Y Me Dejastes Tirado En La Calle
Written and Performed by Antonio Banderas
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Disappointed
24 October 2003 | by Poppy11See all my reviews

I enjoyed "El Mariachi" so I was looking forward to seeing this but I'm disappointed. The soundtrack was enjoyable, the photography was beautiful and at times the editing was simply stunning and clever, but on the whole it contributed to a confusing and disorderly film. Johnny Depp's performance was outstanding as the CIA agent but even that can't redeem this mish-mash of a film. There was too much going on, too many stories and characters, and for the first half hour of the film I had my work cut out trying to keep track of it all. It's incredibly violent, repulsively so at times, and although I was reminded of the spaghetti westerns, the humour was lacking or laboured.


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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA | Mexico

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

12 September 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El Mariachi 3 See more »

Filming Locations:

Austin, Texas, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$29,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$23,424,118, 14 September 2003

Gross USA:

$56,359,780

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$98,769,390
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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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