El Mariachi Movie Review 1993

Information and Film Reviews for El Mariachi the Movie

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Extremely low-budget but clever mixture of humor and violence in a tale of mistaken identity set in a small Mexican border town. Unemployed singer/musician Gallardo wanders into a small town and is mistaken for a hitman who carries his weapons in a guitar case. Eventually, the real hitman also shows up. 24-year-old director Rodriguez makes his feature film debut with this $7000 feature, originally intended only for the Spanish-language market. Film festival awards and critical attention brought the work to wider release. Spanish with subtitles or dubbed.


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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 81 minutes.
Originally from Mexican.

Cast and Crew

Mistaken Identity, Hit Men/Women, Mexico
Robert Rodriguez, Carlos Gallardo
Carlos Gallardo, Consuelo Gomez, Peter Marquardt, Jaime de Hoyos, Reinol Martinez, Ramiro Gomez
Robert Rodriguez
Robert Rodriguez
Eric Guthrie
Robert Rodriguez, Carlos Gallardo, Los Hooligans


Ind. Spirit 1994: First Feature; Sundance 1993: Aud. Award.

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