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Desperado Details

FULL SYNOPSIS

Director Robert Rodriguez picks up where his successful independent debut El Mariachi left off with this slam-bang South of the Border action saga. Bucho (Joaquim DeAlmeida) is a wealthy but casually bloodthirsty drug kingpin who rules a seedy Mexican border town. Bucho and his men make the mistake of angering El Mariachi (Antonio Banderas), a former musician who now carries an arsenal in his guitar case. Bucho was responsible for the death of El Mariachi's girlfriend and put a bullet through his fretting hand, making him unable to play the guitar. Bent on revenge, the musician-turned-killing machine arrives in town to put Bucho out of business, though he finds few allies except for Carolina (Salma Hayek), who runs a bookstore that doesn't seem to attract many readers. Desperado features supporting performances from Cheech Marin as a cynical bartender, Steve Buscemi as the cantina patron who sets up the story, and Quentin Tarantino as a man with a really terrible joke to tell. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:August 25, 1995

Cast

Antonio Banderas
as El Mariachi
Salma Hayek
as Carolina
Joaquim de Almeida
as Bucho
Cheech Marin
as Short Bartender
Steve Buscemi
as Buscemi
Quentin Tarantino
as Pick-up Guy
Carlos Gomez
as Right Hand
Danny Trejo
as Navajas
Tito Larriva
as Tavo
Mike Moroff
as Shrug
Robert Arevalo
as Opponent
Peter Marquardt
as Moco
Consuelo Gomez
as Domino
Abraham Verduzco
as Boy in Santa Cecilia
Consuelo Gomez
as Domino
Carlos Gomez
as Right Hand
Peter Marquardt
as Moco
Robert Arevalo
as Opponent
Danny Trejo
as Navajas
Mike Moroff
as Shrug
Tito Larriva
as Tavo

Crew

Robert Rodriguez
Director
Robert Rodriguez
Producer
Bill Borden
Producer
Robert Rodriguez
Screenwriter
Guillermo Navarro
Cinematographer
Robert Rodriguez
Editor
Cecilia Montiel
Production Designer
Elizabeth Avellan
Co-producer
Carlos Gallardo
Co-producer
Graciela Mazon
Costume Designer
Mark Ulano
Sound/Sound Designer
Karyn Rachtman
Supervisor/Manager
Reuben Cannon
Casting
Ermahn Ospina
Makeup
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