- Status: Completed
- Score: 7.2/10
- Director: Robert Rodriguez
- Country: EnglishSpanish
- Year: 1995
- Duration: 104 min
- Genres: Action,Crime,Thriller,
Former musician and gunslinger El Mariachi arrives at a small Mexican border town after being away for a long time. His past quickly catches up with him and he soon gets entangled with the local drug kingpin Bucho and his gang.
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.
Antonio Banderas, Joaquim de Almeida, Steve Buscemi, Quentin Tarantino, Angel Aviles, Abraham Verduzco, Albert Michel Jr., Angela Lanza, Salma Hayek, Cheech Marin, Carlos Gómez, Tito Larriva, Danny Trejo, Carlos Gallardo, David Alvarado,