DESPERADO (Theatrical Release USA 1995)

 Ben Meyers’ rating: 4.2|5.0 Starsìììì 

Desperado—part two of a three film set—serves a WOW! story via the charismatic Antonio Banderas. It’s adult entertainment directed by Robert Rodriguez who captures the deadliness of being involved in drug running. Great storyline and script offer several unpredictable surprises. The movie is not for the faint of heart as it runs on reprisal and vengeance with gore, blood, and violence. 

Film Poster Courtesy of Wikipedia


A small border town’s deep involvement with the drug industry creates havoc in a young man’s life. 

Additional Thanks 

Thank you to Director Robert Rodriguez for making the film possible. Thank you to Producers Robert Rodriguez and Bill Borden for making the film possible. Characters/Cast include: El Mariachi (Antonio Banderas), Carolina (Salma Hayek), Buscemi (Steve Buscemi), Short Bartender (Cheech Marin), Pick-up Guy (Quentin Tarantino), Right Hand (Carlos Gomez), Tavo (Tito Larriva), Zamira (Angel Aviles), Navajas (Danny Trejo), Nino (Abraham Verduzco), Campa (Carlos Gallardo), Quino (Albert Michel Jr.), Buddy (David Alvarado), Tourist Girl (Angela Lanza), Moco (Peter Marquardi), and Domino (Consuelo Gomez). 

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe? 

Yes. In its own right, despite over-the-top violence, this is a wonderful movie, partly due to its energy, pacing, and well-timed introduction of additional characters into its story. The sequel is: Once Upon a Time in Mexico.

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