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Bandidas (2006)

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In turn-of-the-century Mexico, two very different women become a bank-robbing duo in an effort to combat a ruthless enforcer terrorizing their town.
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Penélope Cruz ... Maria Alvarez
Salma Hayek ... Sara Sandoval
Steve Zahn ... Quentin
Dwight Yoakam ... Tyler Jackson
Denis Arndt ... Ashe
Audra Blaser Audra Blaser ... Clarissa Ashe
Sam Shepard ... Bill Buck
Ismael 'East' Carlo ... Don Diego
Gary Carlos Cervantes ... Pedro (as Carlos Cervantes)
José María Negri ... Padre Pablo
Lenny Zundel ... Bernardo
Edgar Vivar ... Expl. Bank Manager
Ernesto Gómez Cruz ... Brujo
Filiberto Estrella Filiberto Estrella ... Midget
Yomo Tlazotlalli Yomo Tlazotlalli ... Gordo (as Yomo Tlazotlally)
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Storyline

In 1848, a New York bank wants to put a railroad across Mexico, so it buys up small banks around Santa Rita, Durango, and evicts farmers on the proposed rail line who owe money. The bank's henchman is the murderous Jackson. He runs afoul of two women, María, the tough but uneducated daughter of a farmer, and Sara, the European-educated daughter of the owner of one of these banks. To feed the now landless people and to seek revenge, María and Sara become bank robbers, veritable Robin Hoods. But Jackson and his hired guns are after them. What are the women's options? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Wild, sexy, and action packed! See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sexuality, nudity and violence | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

France | Mexico | USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

18 January 2006 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Бандитки See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

EUR32,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$18,381,890
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Sound Mix:

DTS-ES | Dolby Digital EX

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Salma Hayek had to learn to ride dressage for the film. She said it was quite difficult, because the horses "had a lot of character". See more »

Goofs

While the movie is set in 1948, the map on the wall shows the current border between Mexico and the US which was formalized in 1854 with the Gadsden Purchase. See more »

Quotes

Sara Sandoval: [practicing holding up the bank] Don't move!
Maria Alvarez: Get on the ground!
Sara Sandoval: How can they get on the ground if I told them not to move?
Maria Alvarez: Oh! Well... Get on the ground and don't move!
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Soundtracks

On The Beautiful Blue Danube
by Johann Strauss (as J. Strauss)
Arr. R.A.F. Music Library
K Musik / KPM Music
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Very Good Movie for the Genre
5 March 2006 | by costas26See all my reviews

I have seen this movie today and i must say it cheered my day.It was funny(many laugh out loud moments), the action was very very good for its genre (Western), a good plot to go by and it accomplishes to give you that old Western feeling.Penelope and Salma were magnificent and a perfect on-screen couple.For what it is (Action Western),it deserves an applause...I don't know why some people didn't like it, Considering it is PG-13, Genre Action Western Comedy (and not a drama or social movie that goes for an Oscar) it's top in its genre.It's got what it promises and even more.It is a very fun movie and unlike what another poster said , it does deserve the money to buy a ticket and go see it.


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