Desperado


1h 46m 1995

Brief Synopsis

In this follow-up to the 1992 original, the Mariachi plunges headfirst into the dark border underworld when he follows a trail of blood to the last of the infamous Mexican druglords, Bucho, for an action-packed, bullet-riddled showdown. With the help of his best friend and a beautiful book store owner, the Mariachi tracks Bucho, takes on his army of desperados, and leaves a trail of blood of his own.

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Genre
Comedy
Romance
Drama
Action
Crime
Western
Sequel
Release Date
1995
Production Company
Columbia Pictures; D Bassett & Associates Inc; Otto Nemenz International, Inc.; Pacific Title & Art Studio; Technicolor; Troublemaker Studios
Distribution Company
Sony Pictures Releasing; Sony Pictures Home Entertainment; Sony Pictures Releasing
Location
Acuna, Mexico

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 46m

Synopsis

In this follow-up to the 1992 original, the Mariachi plunges headfirst into the dark border underworld when he follows a trail of blood to the last of the infamous Mexican druglords, Bucho, for an action-packed, bullet-riddled showdown. With the help of his best friend and a beautiful book store owner, the Mariachi tracks Bucho, takes on his army of desperados, and leaves a trail of blood of his own.

Crew

Alana Ackley

Wardrobe Assistant

David Alvarado

Stunts

Erik C Andersen

Non-Linear Associate Editor

Robin Anderson

Script Supervisor

Elizabeth Avellan

Co-Producer

Joaquin Gonzalo Avellan

Assistant Location Manager

Antonio Banderas

Song Performer ("Morena Mi Corazon")

David Berryman

2nd Assistant Camera

Dean Beville

Supervising Sound Editor

Bill Borden

Producer

Julian Bucio

Stunts

Mariano Carranco

Location Manager

Gerardo Manjarrez Chavez

1st Assistant Camera

Edmond Coblentz

Assistant Sound Editor

Michael Connell

Music Editor

Anelis Patino Coronas

Other

Sterling Crew

Song ("Bella")

Deborah Dalton

Assistant (To Antonio Banderas)

Steve M Davison

Stunt Coordinator

Rosa Elisa Duprat R

Assistant Hair & Makeup

Marco Morales Echeverria

2nd Grip

Fernanda Echeverria B

Production Coordinator

Thomas Raymond Fabbricante

Assistant Sound Editor

Ricardo Oscar Fernandez

1st Assistant Camera

Felipe Fernandez Del Paso

Art Director

Judee Flick

Adr Editor

Daniel Fort

Assistant Film Editor

Carlos Gallardo

Co-Producer

Richie Gaona

Stunts

Gary S. Gerlich

Sound Editor

David Giella

Casting Assistant

Ramiro Gonzalez

Stunts

Milt Grant

Song ("Jack The Ripper")

Mark Green

Assistant Property Master

Miguel Gurza

Animal Wrangler

Joaquin Gutierrez

2nd Assistant Camera

Ramiro Guzman

Special Thanks (And His Wife)

Cheri Hall

Production Accountant

Terry Haskell

Property Master

Salma Hayek

Song Performer ("Quedate Aqui")

Gregory A. Hedgepath

Sound Editor

Elsa Hermoso

Production Accountant

David Hidalgo

Songs ("Manifold De Amour" "Forever Night Shade Mary" "Chinese Surprize")

Steven Medina Hufsteder

Song Arrangement ("White Train")

Pamela Jaeckle

Production Coordinator

Allan R J Jospeh

Stunts

Gloria Kaiser

Color Timer

Ricardo M Kaplan

Assistant Art Director

Henry M. Kingi Jr.

Stunts

Mark Knopfler

Song

Mark Knopfler

Other

Tito Larriva

Song Producer ("White Train" Tito & Tarantula), Songs ("This House" "Strange Face Of Love" "White Train")

Tito Larriva

Additional Music

Tito Larriva

Song Performer ("This House" "Strange Face Of Love" "White Train")

Roger Leon

Song ("Pass The Hatchet")

Don Levy

Publicist

Eduardo Lopez

Lead Dresser

Ethan Maniquis

Assistant Film Editor

Jenny Manriquez

Assistant (To Bill Borden)

Tony Mark

Unit Production Manager

Tony Marsico

Song ("This House")

Kenny Mason

Transportation Coordinator

Graciela Maz=n

Costume Designer

Ireri Mazon

Wardrobe Assistant

Pedro Mejia

Boom Operator

Charlie Midnight

Song Producer ("White Train")

Carmen Monsivais De Gallardo

Special Thanks

Cecilia Montiel

Production Designer

Fernando S Moreno

Chief Lighting Technician

Guillermo Navarro

Director Of Photography

Juan Luis Obregon

Production Assistant

Earl Stanley Oropeza

Song ("Pass The Hatchet")

David Orr

Color Timer

Ermahn Ospina

Hair & Makeup

Louis Perez

Songs ("Manifold De Amour" "Forever Night Shade Mary" "Chinese Surprize")

Karyn Rachtman

Music Supervisor

Adolfo Ramirez

Men'S Wardrobe Supervisor

Leticia Avalos Ramos

Production Assistant

Carlos Renero

Animal Wrangler

Sergio Reyes

Rerecording Mixer

Ernesto Lopez Rios

Construction Coordinator

Troy Robinson

Stunts

Carlos Mungia Rodriguez

Women'S Wardrobe Supervisor

Javier Lambert Rodriguez

Stunts

Robert Rodriguez

Screenwriter

Robert Rodriguez

Producer

Robert Rodriguez

Steadicam Operator

Robert Rodriguez

Editor

Luz Maria Rojas

Unit Production Manager

Antonio Sanchez Romero

Electric Bestboy

Jes·s Romero

Key Grip

Gilbert Rosales

Stunts

Cesar Rosas

Song ("Morena Mi Corazon")

Barry Rosenbush

Production Assistant

Diego Sandoval

2nd Assistant Director

Carlos Santana

Song ("Bella")

Carlos Santana

Song Performer ("Bella")

B Tennyson Sebastian Iii

Rerecording Mixer

Daniel J. Shaw

Production Assistant

B J Shelley

Special Effects Assistant

Bob Shelley

Special Effects Coordinator

Malinda Shelley

Special Effects Assistant

Joaquin Silva

2nd Assistant Director

Sebastian Silva

Assistant Director

Frank Smathers

Foley Editor

Charles Ewing Smith

Dialogue Editor

Tamara Smith

Post-Production Supervisor

Ray Theriot

Song ("Pass The Hatchet")

Chester Thompson

Song ("Bella")

Rico Torres

Stills Photographer

Mark F. Ulano

Production Mixer

Mildred Villafane

Song ("Quedate Aqui")

Douglas White

Special F/X Makeup & Prosthetics

Link Wray

Song ("Jack The Ripper")

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Genre
Comedy
Romance
Drama
Action
Crime
Western
Sequel
Release Date
1995
Production Company
Columbia Pictures; D Bassett & Associates Inc; Otto Nemenz International, Inc.; Pacific Title & Art Studio; Technicolor; Troublemaker Studios
Distribution Company
Sony Pictures Releasing; Sony Pictures Home Entertainment; Sony Pictures Releasing
Location
Acuna, Mexico

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 46m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States July 1995

Released in United States May 1995

Released in United States on Video January 30, 1996

Released in United States Summer August 25, 1995

Shown at Cannes Film Festival (out of competition) May 17-28, 1995.

Shown at Taormina Film Festival July 28-30, 1995.

Raul Julia was to play Bucho, but died October 24, 1994. Joaquim de Almeida replaced Raul Julia in the role.

Second film for Robert Rodriguez who marked his feature directorial debut with "El Mariachi" (USA/1992).

Began shooting September 18, 1994.

Completed shooting mid-November 1994.

Released in United States on Video January 30, 1996

Released in United States May 1995 (Shown at Cannes Film Festival (out of competition) May 17-28, 1995.)

Released in United States July 1995 (Shown at Taormina Film Festival July 28-30, 1995.)

Released in United States Summer August 25, 1995