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  • 1995
  • R
  • 104min
  • 61%
  • 7.2 / 10

Desperado picks up just where El Mariachi leaves off. Bucho is ruling over a Mexican border town. He and his team poke the hornet's nest of El Mariachi. El Mariachi is a former musician who now carries an arsenal of weapons where his guitar once laid. El Mariachi is bent out on revenge as Bucho had put a bullet through his hand, rendering him unable to play the guitar, and murdered his girlfriend. El Mariachi arrives in town and finds a few unlikely friends to help him slay the evil Bucho.

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Robert Anthony Rodriguez was born on June 20, 1968. He is best known as an American filmmaker. Rodriguez began his journey to the spotlight with his direction of the film El Mariachi in 1992. With a budget of only $7,000, the film grossed $2 million. The film was followed by 2 sequels which came to be known as the Mexico Trilogy, Desperado and Once Upon a Time in Mexico. Rodriguez's movies had been nominated for over 30 films. Of these 30 films he has gone on to win 13 of the awards. Rodriguez has written that his style of filming comes as 'Creativity, not money, is used to solve problems.'


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Desperado (1995) is the second installment to Robert Rodriguez's (Spy Kids, The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl, Frank Miller's Sin City) neo-Western action Mexico Trilogy. The Spanish film's ensemble is lead by Antonio Banderas as El Mariachi, Joaquim de Almeida, Salma Hayek, and Steve Buscemi.

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