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Desperado (1995)  link to Desperado on IMDb  link to trailer on IMDb

Number: 395

poster Desperado

IMDb Rating:
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7.2/10 (160933 votes)

Country: USA, 104 minutes

Spoken Languages: English, Spanish

Genre(s): Action, Thriller

Director(s): Robert Rodriguez

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.


photo Antonio Banderas Antonio Banderas El Mariachi
photo Salma Hayek Salma Hayek Carolina
photo Joaquim de Almeida Joaquim de Almeida Bucho
photo Cheech Marin Cheech Marin Short Bartender
photo Steve Buscemi Steve Buscemi Buscemi

Medium: Media file,

Location: [Seagate Expansion Drive]G:\Movies\D\Desperado (1995).avi

Loaned: No

Aspect ratio: 1.85:1