El Mariachi

Synopsis: El Mariachi just wants to play his guitar and carry on the family tradition. Unfortunately, the town he tries to find work in has another visitor...a killer who carries his guns in a guitar case. The drug lord and his henchmen mistake El Mariachi for the killer, Azul, and chase him around town trying to kill him and get his guitar case.
Director(s): Robert Rodriguez
Production: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
  7 wins & 4 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
81 min

...has crushed us...

...robbed us of our culture...

...turned us into machines.

Now, there's the most

beautiful creature of the day...

...besides the turtle, of course.

What can l get you?

What can l get you?

-A soda.


-Are you a kid, or what?

-No, l'm a singer. l can't drink or smoke.

My voice is my life.


l work for almost nothing.

l live mostly off tips...

...but l need steady work.


-Here in your bar!

l don't have money for a mariachi.

l guess l woke up with bad luck.



l need a cheap room for the week.

l'm looking for work.

Can l pay you later?

Yeah, yeah.


Excuse me, sir,

could you leave a deposit?

You don't trust me?

l'm sorry.

How much can you give me?

l only have a few pesos.

That's fine. Enjoy your stay.

Not there! Room 1 0! 1 0!

There he goes, you idiots!

He's wearing black. Find him.

Over here, morons!

What happened, mariachi?

Too much soda pop?

l just killed four men.

ls it true?

Wait! What's your name?


Wait. Domino, it was in self-defense.

l'm not from here.

l don't know anyone.

No friends.

No enemies.

-They were thieves, then?

-l don't think so.

There were four men.

l'm staying at a cheap hotel.

Nothing of value. No money.

They were only interested in killing me.

Then why come here?

So they can kill me too?

l need a place to stay

until this passes.

They've confused me

with someone else.

l'm just a mariachi.

There's a room upstairs.

My room.

Don't touch anything.

l'll be up later, and we'll call a friend.

Thank you. l'll never forget this.

This way.

And be careful with my pit bull.

-Good morning, Domino.

-What's up?

Give me the phone.

l have to call Moco.

Domino, has anyone strange

come around here?

-Strange people always come here.

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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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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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