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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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Trivia

In the film the character played by Penelope Cruz is the daughter of a Mexican farmer. In reality Cruz is from Spain. Selma Hayek's character in turn plays the daughter of a Don who has just returned from Spain. Hayek herself was born in Mexico. See more »

Goofs

Quentin talks about, and uses, a fingerprint method to identify a criminal - at least twenty years before this method was ever introduced for any means of personal identification (in India in 1877). See more »

Quotes

Sara Sandoval: What was that "hmm"? Is there a problem?
Maria Alvarez: For me, no. But, for the horse that gets spoked in the side with the harpies of metal every time you want him to do something, for him, I'm sure it's a problem.
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Hoedown Express
by William Bergman (as William J. Bergman)
K Musik / Megatrax - JRM Music
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cute and fun
18 March 2006 | by a_ngoxSee all my reviews

I can say this movie is worth watching. It is really entertaining and can fill your day with laughter. As you probably expected already that Bandidas was made as a light and entertaining movie. The story is definitely easy to catch with a big support by Salma and Penelope's acting and fresh jokes.

You could say that Bandidas is a story of two females Zorro. Under any circumstances they always managed to get a hold onto something - in some unique ways. Salma and Penelope played really well, and definitely HOT! Frankly speaking, Maria (Penelope Cruz) was a farm girl which did not have much education. On the other hand, Sara (Salma Hayek) was a uptown girl freshly graduated from European university. Both of them did not share any common traits or life, except the bad guys killed and almost killed their fathers. Joining their forces and power together, they were robbing the enemy's banks.

If you would like to have a good time without any brainstorming activities, Bandidas will suit you just fine. Hope you guys enjoy it as I did!


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Country:

France | Mexico | USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

18 January 2006 (France) 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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