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Once Upon a Time in MexicoInspired by Sergio Leone, director (and writer, producer, editor, composer, cameraman) Robert Rodriguez wraps up his ''El Mariachi'' trilogy with Once...Once Upon a Time in MexicoMystery and Thriller, Action/AdventurePT97MRInspired by Sergio Leone, director (and writer, producer, editor, composer, cameraman) Robert Rodriguez wraps up his ''El Mariachi'' trilogy with Once...2004-02-06Ruben BladesEnrique IglesiasMarco LeonardiCheech MarinMickey RourkeDanny TrejoRuben Blades, Enrique Iglesias, Marco Leonardi, Cheech Marin, Mickey Rourke, Danny TrejoColumbia Pictures
Antonio Banderas, Once Upon a Time in Mexico

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Once Upon a Time in Mexico

Genre: Mystery and Thriller, Action/Adventure; Starring: Antonio Banderas, Willem Dafoe, Johnny Depp, Salma Hayek, Eva Mendes, Ruben Blades, Enrique Iglesias, Marco Leonardi, Cheech Marin, Mickey Rourke, Danny Trejo; Director: Robert Rodriguez; Author: Robert Rodriguez; Release Date Wide: 09/12/2003; Runtime (in minutes): 97; MPAA Rating: R; Distributor: Columbia Pictures

Inspired by Sergio Leone, director (and writer, producer, editor, composer, cameraman) Robert Rodriguez wraps up his ”El Mariachi” trilogy with Once Upon a Time in Mexico, a bloody, chaotic epic about a Mexican patriot who must stop two miscreants from staging a coup d’etat. Antonio Banderas captivates as the smoldering, long-haired mariachi hero (”El” for short), while Johnny Depp’s sardonic, trigger-happy CIA agent is a masterfully witty, quirky creation. Despite a convoluted plot, Rodriguez’s mix of old-fashioned shoot-outs and digital technology makes this a worthy melancholy fairy tale.

EXTRAS With characteristic passion for his craft, Rodriguez pours his heart into the special features, including three minidocs that offer an inside look at the one-man filmmaking studio and an in-depth commentary sure to satiate even the most vigilant movie geek.

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