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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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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:

€32,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$796,693 (France), 27 January 2006
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Sound Mix:

DTS-ES | Dolby Digital EX

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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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

In the train car loaded with gold, there are many more gunshot sounds than there are gunshots, including two after Jackson (Dwight Yoakam) had exited the train car. By this time six shots had been shown on screen from Maria's (Penélope Cruz) gun. See more »

Quotes

Sara Sandoval: I might not know who I am but I know who I'm not, I'm not someone who lets her country down.
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Soundtracks

The Barber of Seville: Largo Al Factotum
by Gioachino Rossini arranged by Daryl Griffith
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Nice movie to have a break out of ordinary life.
18 January 2006 | by gunther-vermeirSee all my reviews

This is a typical "just fun to watch" movie. Nothing for hardcore movie freaks, more but i find it rather well done. Not to much clichés, some gags are very good and some nice lines of text... The action is also in balance and sometimes rather funny. The 2 Bandidas are of course quit sexy and nice looking, but especially Penélope Cruz (Maria) performs well and has that very groovy "archtype" Spanish look that makes you wonder where to hide if she ever get's mad at you. The story and characters are not so well developed, but that's hardly a problem for this type of movie. So if you are looking for a fun movie to relax with and have a good time with your girl/boy/pet and you like some humor and action, check it out. But don't expect a "cinematic masterpiece".


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