Desperado (1995)
Front Cover Actor Back Cover
Antonio Banderas El Mariachi
Salma Hayek Carolina
Joaquim de Almeida Bucho
Cheech Marin Short bartender
Steve Buscemi Buscemi
Carlos Gómez Right Hand (as Carlos Gomez)
Quentin Tarantino Pick-up Guy
Tito Larriva Tavo
Angel Aviles Zamira
Danny Trejo Navajas
Abraham Verduzco Niño
Carlos Gallardo Campa
Albert Michel Jr. Quino
David Alvarado Buddy
Angela Lanza Tourist girl
Mike Moroff Shrug
Robert Arevalo Opponent
Gerardo Moscoso Priest
Peter Marquardt Moco
Consuelo Gómez Domino (as Consuelo Gomez)
Jaime de Hoyos Bigoton (as Jaime De Hoyos)
Cristos Cristos
Richie Gaona Case opener
Mark Dalton Fighting barfly
Tommy Nix Fighting barfly
Patricia Vonne Bar girl
Elizabeth Rodriquez Mariachi fan
Reinol Martinez Guy scolding Nino outside Tarasco Bar (uncredited)
Diego Sandoval Empty Gun Man (uncredited)
Joaquin de Almeida
Movie Details
Genre Action; Romance; Thriller; Crime; Western
Director Robert Rodriguez
Producer Bill Borden; Robert Rodriguez; Paul Rodriguez
Writer Robert Rodriguez; Paul Rodriguez
Studio Columbia / TriStar
Series El Mariachi
Language English
Audience Rating R (Restricted)
Running Time 106 mins
Country USA
Color Color
It's Sergio Leone meets Sam Peckinpah meets Quentin Tarantino in this ultraviolent, mythological shoot-'em-up by auteur Robert Rodriguez. In Desperado, Rodriguez creates larger-than-life, genre-tweaking stock characters and puts them through their paces. As they stride bravely through an Old West lightly dusted with camp humor, they're periodically called upon to nimbly dodge bullets and fireballs through outrageously choreographed displays of Hollywood pyrotechnics. In this bigger-budget semi-remake/semi-sequel to Rodriguez's indie sensation, El Mariachi (made, famously, for $7,000), Antonio Banderas is the darkly charismatic El Mariachi, the Mysterious Stranger in town; Steve Buscemi is perfectly cast as his weasely, motor-mouth Comic Sidekick, laying the groundwork for El Mariachi's entrance by spinning saloon stories to build up his legend; Cheech Marin is a standout as the Bartender, who really knows how to handle a toothpick; and gorgeous Salma Hayek is, well, the Girl--treated to the kind of full-blown, slow-mo introduction the movies traditionally lavish on beautiful new stars. It doesn't add up to much, but it's a kick. Be careful not to blow out your speakers with the DVD's Dolby Digital 5.1 soundtrack. --Jim Emerson
Personal Details
Seen It Yes
Index 104
In Collection Yes
Owner David Cowley
Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio Widescreen 1.85:1 Color (Anamorphic)
Layers Single side, Single layer
UPC 043396116597
Chapters 37
Release Date 1997
Subtitles Spanish; Korean
Packaging Keep Case
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1 [CC]
ENGLISH: Dolby Digital Surround
SPANISH: Dolby Digital Surround
FRENCH: Dolby Digital Surround
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Color Closed-captioned Dolby Widescreen
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