stands ready to fight.
react. The shot one stumbles back into his buddy's arms. Azul's
hears the men screaming as they burn to death. Azul is holding
smile and shrug, then go back to what they were doing. As Azul
stands up as if to stop them, but Azul tosses him a wad of money
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.