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R| 1 hr. 43 min.

Plot Summary
Mariachi (Antonio Banderas) plunges headfirst into the dark border underworld when he follows a trail of blood to the last of the infamous Mexican drug lords, Bucho (Joaquim de Almeida), for an action-packed, bullet-riddled showdown. With the help of his best friend (Steve Buscemi) and a beautiful bookstore owner (Salma Hayek), the Mariachi tracks Bucho, takes on his army of desperados, and leaves a trail of blood of his own.

Cast: Antonio Banderas , Salma Hayek , Joaquim de Almeida , Cheech Marin , Steve Buscemi , Carlos Gomez , Quentin Tarantino , Tito Larriva

Director: Robert Rodriguez

Genres: Action

Distributor: Columbia Pictures

Desperado (1995)

Release Date: August 25th, 1995|1 hr. 43 min.

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  • 75
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    The stunts dazzle until you miss the low-key charm and cost-conscious inventiveness of the original. Desperado is best when Rodriguez lets his playful side cut through the blare of a born filmmaker indulging his first chance at high-end Hollywood fireworks. show more

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    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    Search for some independent inspiration, and you'll be looking for a long time. show more

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    Mike Clark USA Today

    Nothing but set pieces, snoozes between its scenes of carnage. show more

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