El Mariachi (1992)
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The remarkable debut film from director Robert Rodriguez.
|A young mariachi singer who must trade his guitar for a gun as bloodthirsty hitmen close in for the kill.|
"...enormously entertaining example of street haiku. Hal Hinson, The Washington Post
"A movie miracle... US Magazine
Editor's NoteWhile earning room and board for a song, a down-on-his-luck musician gets into deep hot water when he's mistaken for a guitar case-toting hitman in a small Mexican town. EL MARIACHI was produced by do-it-yourself Austin, Texas auteur Robert Rodriguez (FROM DUSK TILL DAWN, SPY KIDS) on a shoe-string budget for the Mexican video market but earned a major studio release. Winner of the Audience Award at the Sundance Film Festival.
Cast & Crew
|Jaime de Hoyos|
|Robert Rodriguez - Director|
|Robert Rodriguez - Director of Photography|
|Eric Gutherie, et al. - Musical Score|
|Elizabeth Avellar, et al. - Producer|
|Robert Rodriguez - Writer|
Plot SummaryThis western pastiche follows the saga of a "mariachi" (Mexican musician) who wanders into town looking for work and accidentally gets mistaken for a hitman -- who just happens to hide his guns in a guitar case.
Sundance Film Festival (1993)
|Robert Rodriguez, Winner, Audience Award|
Independent Spirit (1993)
|Robert Rodriguez, Winner, Best Director|