El Mariachi (1992)

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El Mariachi: Directed by Robert Rodriguez. With Carlos Gallardo, Consuelo Gómez, Jaime de Hoyos, Peter Marquardt. A traveling mariachi is mistaken for a murderous criminal and must hide from a gang bent on killing him.

“What could easily be viewed as just a simple B-movie turns into an impressive, gritty and action-packed independent feature from director Robert Rodriguez. Itu0026#39;s the volatile, gripping story of a wandering guitarist who arrives in a small Mexican town looking for a big break, but unfortunately a case of mistaken identity makes him the target of the townu0026#39;s cold-blooded boss and his vile henchmen who are bent on killing him. Shot for a remarkable $7,000, and featuring a cast of newcomers and generally unknowns, this formidable little feature still packs a punch with violent, pumped-up action scenes and credible performances. Nothing ever truly breathtaking, but a respectable showing nonetheless. ***”

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