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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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Wanted...alive or dead (DVD) See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

The scene were Steve Zahn is lying naked on the bed with Penelope Cruz and Salma Hayek was shot over three days. The actors found it very difficult not to laugh while filming it. See more »

Goofs

Mexican military persons salute much the same way Sarah and Maria do near the end of the movie - right hand palm down, fingers extended either to the brim of headgear or just above the eyebrow. But Mexican civilians properly salute with the hand palm down, fingers extended, elbow bent so that the thumb touches at the base of the sternum. See more »

Quotes

Maria Alvarez: [to her horse] Men! All they have is one thing on their minds. And, by the way, that includes you. I've seen how you look at that little filly of Señor Gomez.
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Hoedown Express
by William Bergman (as William J. Bergman)
K Musik / Megatrax - JRM Music
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I had a lot of fun. Period.
2 March 2006 | by ediayoiSee all my reviews

This is not about Salma being Mexican or not (altough is sad, that a Mexican said that in his comment). The movie is pure entertainment, some laughs, some action, a lot of gorgeous girls (two in fact) and what really matters is the fact that you leave the movie theater smiling. Salma is really funny in this comedy, she is relaxed and sexy, her look is very natural, you will be able to appreciate what a beauty she really is. Steve Zahn is hilarious, it's the kind of role he is perfect for. You know it's not the great script, but the movie is well directed, nice scenery, decent art direction and cinematography. Landscapes of ancient Mexico are great, Real de Catorce is an amazing place, the perfect "ghost town". Come on, just go and prepare to be a little relaxed, and enjoy.


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France | Mexico | USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

18 January 2006 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Bandidas See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

EUR32,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$18,381,890
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DTS-ES | Dolby Digital EX

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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