From Dusk Till Dawn


1h 40m 1996

Brief Synopsis

The notorious Gecko Brothers, two of America's most dangerous criminals, are on the run from the Texas police and the FBI after a crime spree through the Southwest. Across the border in Mexico, the mysterious Carlos offers sanctuary to criminals on the lam, but first they must slip past the border patrol. Enter the Fuller family: Jacob, a minister who has lost his faith and his children, the vulnerable teenage Kate and her younger brother Scott, on a road trip in their new R.V. The Gecko Brothers kidnap the Fullers and high-tail it to freedom with the promise to let the family go once they hook up with their criminal connection in Mexico. The rendezvous point is the Titty Twister, the wildest bar this side of the Rio Grande. The night is full of seductive promise as the group settles back to wait for Carlos and his boys to arrive at sunrise. But unbeknownst to the brothers or their hostages, the management and staff of this particular establishment have a taste for blood--in the vampire sense.

Film Details

Also Known As
Abierto hasta el amanecer
MPAA Rating
R
Genre
Action
Comedy
Crime
Drama
Horror
Romance
Thriller
Release Date
1996
Distribution Company
Dimension Films
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 40m

Synopsis

The notorious Gecko Brothers, two of America's most dangerous criminals, are on the run from the Texas police and the FBI after a crime spree through the Southwest. Across the border in Mexico, the mysterious Carlos offers sanctuary to criminals on the lam, but first they must slip past the border patrol. Enter the Fuller family: Jacob, a minister who has lost his faith and his children, the vulnerable teenage Kate and her younger brother Scott, on a road trip in their new R.V. The Gecko Brothers kidnap the Fullers and high-tail it to freedom with the promise to let the family go once they hook up with their criminal connection in Mexico. The rendezvous point is the Titty Twister, the wildest bar this side of the Rio Grande. The night is full of seductive promise as the group settles back to wait for Carlos and his boys to arrive at sunrise. But unbeknownst to the brothers or their hostages, the management and staff of this particular establishment have a taste for blood--in the vampire sense.

Crew

Doug Aarniokoski

Assistant Director

Cathy Agcayab

Assistant Production Coordinator

Wolfgang Aicholz

Music

Mark Alfrey

Art Department

Gary Anderton

Assistant Camera Operator

Jacqueline Aronson

Costume Supervisor

Michael Atwell

Foreman

William Atwell

Stunts

William Atwell

Stand-In

Karrie Aubuchon

Production Assistant

Elizabeth Avellan

Coproducer

Joaquin G Avellan

Assistant Editor

Colin Bardon

Carpenter

Chris Barnes

Carpenter

Lennon Bass Jr.

Electrician

John E Bates

Projectionist

Jay Beattie

Set Production Assistant

James C Beeson

Other

Steve Beeson

Production Accountant

Charles Belardinelli

Mechanical Special Effects

T Belissimo

Mechanical Special Effects

James Belkin

Cinematographer

Lawrence Bender

Executive Producer

Howard Berger

Makeup

Beth Bergeron

Adr Editor

Mayne Berke

Art Director

Bruce L Berman

3-D Artist

David Berryman

Camera

Brian Bettwy

Assistant Director

Dean Beville

Sound Editor

Matt Beville

Sound Recordist

John Bisson

Visual Effects

John Bisson

Makeup

Kamar Bitar

Makeup

Alex Bogartz

Art Department

Solange Boisseau

Foley Editor

Robin Bonaccorsi

Stunts

Ken Bondy

Craft Service

Daniel Myers Boone

Accounting Assistant

Diana Dru Botsford

Special Effects

Diana Dru Botsford

Visual Effects Supervisor

Michael J Brady

Swing Gang

Allan Bromberg

Sound Editor

Bob F Brown

Stunts

Troy Brown

Stunts

Michele Burkett

Stunts

Paul Burlin

Driver

Jeff Burrage

Video

William H Burton

Stunts

Dieter Busch

Assistant Director

Norman Cabrera

Makeup

Bruce Callahan

Driver

Evan Campbell

Art Department

Jennifer Caputo

Stunts

Gary W Carlson

Other

Ken Carriveau

On-Set Dresser

Beto Casillas

Art Assistant

Mario Castillo

Other

Dave Chameides

Steadicam Operator

Carlos A Chavez

Other

Bob Clark

Art Department

Jeffrey Coffman

Driver

Alan B Cohen

Assistant Camera Operator

Amy Minda Cohen

Assistant

Vance Cohen

Grip

Gloria Cooper

Boom Operator

Linda Cordella

Visual Effects

Robert E. Craft

Location Manager

Gino Crognale

Makeup

Jake Cross

Grip

Scot S Cummings

Carpenter

Taylor A Cummings

Stage Manager

Taylor A Cummings

Medic

Mark Curry

Music

Scott Curtis

Foley Editor

Samuel D'auria

Stunts

Joe Davenport

Visual Effects

Steve M Davison

Stunt Coordinator

Tim A Davison

Stunts

Karen Dejong

Matte Painter

Karen Dejong

Art Director

Teresa Delucio

Set Production Assistant

Colin Derouin

Set Designer

Robert Deschane

Foley Mixer

Robert Deschane

Adr Mixer

Drew Digenova

3-D Artist

Ziad Doueiri

Assistant Camera

Paul Dowler

On-Set Dresser

Mcpherson O'reilly Downs

On-Set Dresser

Douglas Dresser

Location Assistant

James M Drury

Carpenter

Michael Dudley

Film Lab

Maureen Duffy

Other

Antoine Durr

Digital Effects Supervisor

Steve Earle

Driver

Nathan Easterling

Wardrobe

Caylah Eddleblute

Property Master

Jeff Edwards

Other

Thom Ehle

Consultant

Jason Elias

Grip

Flint Ellsworth

Electrician

Gregory Ellwood

Other

Joe Esposito

Coproducer

Thomas Fabricante

Apprentice

Don Feeney

Driver

Felipe Fernandez Del Paso

Set Decorator

John Fidele

Film Lab

Jennifer Flynn

Other

Daniel Fort

Visual Effects Supervisor

Daniel Fort

Assistant Editor

Eric S Foster

Gaffer

Johnny Franco

Mechanical Special Effects

Mark Franco

Visual Effects

Camille Freer

Assistant Camera Operator

Richie Gaona

Stunts

Christine Gebele

Swing Gang

Thomas P Gerard

Rerecording

Lance Gilbert

Stunts

Troy Gilbert

Stunts

Marco Gillson

Other

Jillian Glass

Hair

Julie Glazer

Visual Effects

Audrey Goetz

Hair

Tim Gomillion

Sound Dubbing

Scott Goudreau

Driver

Connie Grayson

Hair

Rochelle Gross

Script Supervisor

Rochelle Gross

Effects Coordinator

Heidi Grotsky

Hair Assistant

Heidi Grotsky

Makeup

Nadine Grycan

Stunts

Rhonda Gunner

Visual Effects

Dana Gustafson

Assistant Sound Editor

Ted Hainee

Film Lab

Geoff Hale

Other

Melissa L Hale

Art Assistant

Randy Hall

Stunts

Warren Hamilton

Sound Editor

John Patrick Hardin

Office Assistant

Tom Harper

Stunts

Barbara Harris

Adr Voice Casting

Bruce Harris

Carpenter

Eric Harris

Other

Jennie Harris

Other

Gregg M Hartmann

On-Set Dresser

Anita Hartshorn

Stunts

Jack M Harvey

Mechanical Special Effects

Jack Harvey

Production Assistant

Rosine Ace Hatem

Stunts

Nathan Hathaway

Best Boy

Shane Hawkins

Carpenter

Shawn Hawkins

Carpenter

Jeff Hay

On-Set Dresser

Nicole Hearon

Production Assistant

Gregory A. Hedgepath

Sound Editor

Dana Hee

Stunts

Steve Heinke

Adr Mixer

Paul Hellerman

Coproducer

Paul Hellerman

Production Manager

Mo Henry

Negative Cutting

Freddie Hice

Stunts

Heather Hillmeyer

Electrician

Rob Hinderstein

Film Lab

Bryan Hirota

3-D Artist

Steve Holladay

Stunts

Richard Hollander

Visual Effects

Billy H Hooker

Stunts

Buddy Joe Hooker

Stunts

Thomas J Huff

Stunts

Wiliam Hunt

Film Lab

Hiroshi Kan Ikeuchi

Other

Jeff Imada

Stunts

Steven Ingrassia

Swing Gang

James B Irons

Best Boy Grip

Frankie Iudica Jr.

Mechanical Special Effects

Bob Ivanjack

Dolly Grip

William Jacobs

Sound Editor

Josh R Jaggars

Visual Effects

Mary Kay Jensen

Wardrobe

Wendy Jerde

Other

Matt D Johnston

Stunts

Steve Joyner

Property Master

Steve Joyner

Other

Timothy Kane

Assistant Camera Operator

Chuck Kelley

Music

Luke Khanlian

Other

Dave Kindlon

Other

Henry Kingi

Stunts

Richard W Kopenhefer

Other

Andy Kopra

Other

Jillian Kreiner

Set Costumer

Robert Kurtzman

Coproducer

Robert Kurtzman

Makeup

Robert Kurtzman

From Story

Chris Kutcka

Visual Effects

Harry Lam

Other

Mary Jane Lavacca

Casting Associate

Lynn Ledgerwood

Other

David Lee

Gaffer

Thomas Liberto

Mechanical Special Effects

Film Details

Also Known As
Abierto hasta el amanecer
MPAA Rating
R
Genre
Action
Comedy
Crime
Drama
Horror
Romance
Thriller
Release Date
1996
Distribution Company
Dimension Films
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 40m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States 1996

Released in United States February 1996

Released in United States on Video August 13, 1996

Released in United States Winter January 19, 1996

Wide Release in United States January 19, 1996

Shown at American Film Market (AFM) in Los Angeles February 29 - March 8, 1996.

Shown at Berlin International Film Festival (out of competition) February 15-26, 1996.

Film was originally to mark Robert Kurtzman's directorial debut.

Began shooting June 13, 1995.

Completed shooting August 20, 1995.

Dimension Films is the genre film division of Miramax Films.

Released in United States 1996 (Shown at American Film Market (AFM) in Los Angeles February 29 - March 8, 1996.)

Released in United States Winter January 19, 1996

Wide Release in United States January 19, 1996

Released in United States February 1996 (Shown at Berlin International Film Festival (out of competition) February 15-26, 1996.)

Released in United States on Video August 13, 1996