El Mariachi script
El Mariachi (1993)
Synopsis: El Mariachi is a 1992 American contemporary western action film and the first installment in the saga that came to be known as Robert Rodriguez's Mexico Trilogy. It marked the feature length debut of Rodriguez as writer and director. The Spanish language film was shot with a mainly amateur cast in the northern Mexican bordertown of Ciudad Acuña, Mexico across from Del Rio, Texas the home town of leading actor Carlos Gallardo. The US$7,000 production was originally intended for the Mexican home video market, but executives at Columbia Pictures liked the film so much that they bought the American distribution rights. Columbia eventually spent several times more than the 16 mm film's original budget on 35 mm transfers, promotion, marketing and distribution.

MOCO:

(into phone)

Soon my friend, soon. I'm sending you some people in a few days

to get you.

AZUL (V.O.)

Really? Well, that's more like it. Just like the Moco I used to

know.

Azul is walking towards his window at the sound of a truck racing

in.

MOCO:

(into phone)

Just hang in there my friend. I won't forget that you have been a

big part of our success. What's wrong.

EXT. JAIL - DAY

A large truck drives up to the jail, parking beside the police

car. Two tall, well-dressed MEN step out. They reach into the cab

and pull out machine guns. They walk briskly towards the jail.

INT. AZUL IN JAIL CELL - DAY

Azul walks to his toilet and stands on it to see out his barred

window.

AZUL:

(into phone)

There's something going on outside. Is this a double surprise?

Are you getting me out today, Moco?

There is no response from Moco.

INT. JAIL - DAY

The Guard reading the magazine stands when he sees someone

approaching the door.

EXT. JAIL - DAY

Close tracking shot of guns as Tall Men open the door and enter

the jail.

INT. AZUL IN JAIL CELL - DAY

Azul looks out of the jail cell suspiciously. Peering down the

hall, he sees the guys with the guns. He hides behind the wall,

peering out to see what happens next.

INT. JAIL LOBBY - DAY

The Tall Men walk right up to the guard, and hand him a huge wad

of money. The Guard tosses the money to his partner (still

eating), then turns to unlock the block entrance bars.

INT. AZUL IN JAIL CELL - DAY

Azul puts the receiver back up to his mouth.

AZUL:

(into phone)

There are two men here with guns. Did you send them?

EXT. EL MOCO'S RANCH - DAY

Moco, glancing at his watch, hangs up.

INT. AZUL IN JAIL CELL - DAY

Azul hangs up the phone and kicks his Bodyguard awake. The

Bodyguard gets up and peers out the bars as Azul hides in a

corner.

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Robert Rodriguez

Robert Anthony Rodriguez is an American filmmaker, screenwriter, and musician. He shoots and produces many of his films in Mexico and his home state, Texas. more…

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