Desperado (1995)
poster Desperado
IMDb Rating:
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7.2/10 (160933 votes)

Country:United States, 104 minutes

Spoken Languages:English, Spanish

Genre(s):Action, Thriller

Director(s):Robert Rodriguez

Video Codec:Unknown

Number: 395

Storyline:
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.

Cast:
Antonio Banderas (as El Mariachi), Salma Hayek (as Carolina), Joaquim de Almeida (as Bucho), Cheech Marin (as Short Bartender), Steve Buscemi (as Buscemi)

Medium: Media file,

Loaned: No

Aspect ratio: 1.85:1