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.
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81 min

-Dressed in black...

-...carrying a guitar?


He killed 1 0 of our men...

...all in one day.

-Aren't you going to call your boss?

-Give me a drink first.

Moco, he got away.

He shot me.

He killed several men.

One mean son of a bitch.

l didn't get a good look at him.

lf he changes his clothes,

l won't recognize him.

Don't worry.

He always dresses in black

and carries a guitar case.

lt's his style.

But it's not a guitar.

lt's a case full of weapons.


lt's not a guitar.

The case is full of weapons.

He uses them on his victims.

See you later.

Thanks for the drink.

l'll be right back.

l told you not to touch anything.

l was trying to relax.

l can get out.

lt's okay. Finish up.

Want some shampoo?

Yes, please.

Who are you?

A musician.

What do you have here?

Guns? Knives?

My guitar!

We'll see.

You're very modest, mariachi.

You said you killed four men...

...when you really killed 1 0.

Don't you even want to look?

Play it!

Play something sweet!



I've been caught with my pants down

And there may be a castration

There were several assholes

Who tried to rip me to pieces

And now I'm with this princess

Who's armed with a knife

Big northern eyes

And a ferocious body

This is the best l've ever played.

You inspired me.


You're a mariachi, and a good one.

Hire me.

l couldn't pay you.

l have no money.

This fancy dive,

and you don't have money?

lt's true.

Pay me room and board.

Will l have to keep the knife

between your legs to inspire you?

lf l stay here? No.

Just until l find permanent work.

You won't find work in this town,

but.... Okay.

You'll need a better sense of humor...

...if you plan to work for me.

This is a letter opener.


Just a second.


...you haven't answered

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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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