Director: Robert Rodriguez Run Time: 104 min. Format: Digital Rating: R Release Year: 1995
Starring: Antonio Banderas, Salma Hayek, Joaquim de Almeida, Cheech Marin, Steve Buscemi
The second in Robert Rodriguez’s Mexico Trilogy, DESPERADO follows the wandering gunslinger/heart-stealer El Mariachi as he travels from one dusty town to the next carrying his signature guitar case loaded down with weaponry. After being wounded in a bloody bar gunfight, El Mariachi teams up with a local woman to hunt down the drug lord who killed his lover and to snuff out the cartel that’s terrorizing her town.