Desperado [Special Edition] [DVD] [1995]

  • SKU: 5710279
  • Release Date: 08/26/2003
  • Rating: R
  • 4.7 (182)
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Overall Customer Rating:
99% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (180 out of 182)

Special Features

  • Exclusive first look at Once Upon a Time in Mexico
  • 10 more minutes with Robert Rodriguez: "Anatomy of a Shootout"
  • Director commentary
  • Screenblast Movie Studio video-editing software free trial
  • Animated menus
  • Director and cast filmographies
  • Trailers
  • Closed Captioned


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. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Antonio Banderas
    Antonio Banderas - El Mariachi
  • Salma Hayek
    Salma Hayek - Carolina
  • Joaquim de Almeida
    Joaquim de Almeida - Bucho
  • Cheech Marin
    Cheech Marin - Short Bartender
  • Steve Buscemi
    Steve Buscemi - Buscemi

Overall Customer Rating

4.7 (182 Reviews)

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