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Hollywood wannabes struggle to succeed while striving for relationships that are doomed to fail in this gloomy comedy-drama from writer-director Alexandre Rockwell. Rosie Perez stars as Mercedes, a transplanted New Yorker now living in East L.A. and taxi dancing at a seedy Hollywood strip joint. Mercedes has dreams of achieving stardom as an actress, but her lack of talent means that her goal will probably always elude her. Her travels take her into contact with several eccentric characters including a sage transvestite (Steve Buscemi), a showbiz insider (Sam Fuller), a savvy bartender (Quentin Tarantino), and her useless agent George (Stanley Tucci). Although he won't leave his wife, Mercedes worships her boyfriend Harry Harrelson (Harvey Keitel), once a prominent actor on a TV western whose glory days are long past. In the meantime, Ernesto (Michael DeLorenzo), a faithful customer and gravedigger, falls helplessly in love with Mercedes, but his passion is unrequited, even though he tattoos Mercedes' name across his chest. ~ Karl Williams, Rovi

  • Release date:September 27, 1994


Rosie Perez
as Mercedes
Harvey Keitel
as Harry Harrelson
Anthony Quinn
as Emillio
Michael de Lorenzo
as Ernesto
Steve Buscemi
as Mickey
Samuel Fuller
as Sam Silverman
Stanley Tucci
as George
Steve Randazzo
as Nick
Paul Herman
as Pinky
Angel Aviles
as Taxi Dancer
Lorelei Leslie
as Taxi Dancer
Quentin Tarantino
as Bartender
Tony Marsico
as Band Member
Red Horton
as Drunk Guy
Tito Larriva
as Tito
Adalberto Hernandez
as Dancing Man
Victor Argo
as Santa Claus
Mickey Cottrell
as Little Mort
Sully Boyar
as Porno Theatre Owner
Jim Palmer
as Drunk Guy
Elizabeth Bracco
as Taxi Dancer
Santos Morales
as Emilio's Assistant
Jay Della
as Bar Man
Anthony Powers
as Casting Director
Edward Bunker
as Jimmy
Yul Vázquez
as Waiter
Sam Rockwell
as Polish Guy


Alexandre Rockwell
Lila Cazes
Alexandre Rockwell
Sergei Bodrov
Robert Yeoman
Pawel Wdowczak
Musical Direction/Supervision
Composer (Music Score)
Tito Larriva
Charlie Midnight
Musical Direction/Supervision
Elena Maganini
Erik Polczwartek
Art Director
Sergei Bodrov
Associate Producer
Jean Cazes
Executive Producer
Michele Munoz
Set Designer
Alexandra Welker
Costume Designer
Steve Patino
Special Effects
Cas Donovan
First Assistant Director
Alexandre Magno
Georgianne Walken
Marie Cantin
Co-Executive Producer
Michelle Buhler