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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

Cast

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
Elizabeth Bracco
as Taxi Dancer
Mickey Cottrell
as Little Mort
Sully Boyar
as Porno Theatre Owner
Edward Bunker
as Jimmy
Tito Larriva
as Tito
Tony Marsico
as Band Member
Adalberto Hernandez
as Dancing Man
Sam Rockwell
as Polish Guy
Yul Vázquez
as Waiter
Victor Argo
as Santa Claus
Anthony Powers
as Casting Director
Jim Palmer
as Drunk Guy
Red Horton
as Drunk Guy
Jay Della
as Bar Man
Santos Morales
as Emilio's Assistant
Jay Della
as Bar Man
Elizabeth Bracco
as Taxi Dancer
Santos Morales
as Emilio's Assistant
Jim Palmer
as Drunk Guy
Anthony Powers
as Casting Director
Yul Vázquez
as Waiter
Sam Rockwell
as Polish Guy
Edward Bunker
as Jimmy
Tony Marsico
as Band Member
Red Horton
as Drunk Guy
Adalberto Hernandez
as Dancing Man
Tito Larriva
as Tito
Victor Argo
as Santa Claus
Sully Boyar
as Porno Theatre Owner
Mickey Cottrell
as Little Mort

Crew

Alexandre Rockwell
Director
Lila Cazes
Producer
Alexandre Rockwell
Screenwriter
Sergei Bodrov
Screenwriter
Robert Yeoman
Cinematographer
Pawel Wdowczak
Musical Direction/Supervision
Mader
Composer (Music Score)
Tito Larriva
Songwriter
Charlie Midnight
Musical Direction/Supervision
Elena Maganini
Editor
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
Choreography
Georgianne Walken
Casting
Marie Cantin
Co-Executive Producer
Michelle Buhler
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