El Mariachi

El Mariachi (1993)

With a guitar in his hand and a price on his head, he wasn't looking for trouble. But trouble came looking for him.

  • Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller, Western
  • Release Date: 1993-02-22
  • User Rating: 6.7/10 from 1081 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 21min
  • Language: Español
  • Production Company: Columbia Pictures
  • Production Country: Mexico, United States of America
  • Director: Robert Rodriguez
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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.

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  • Carlos Gallardo

    as El Mariachi
  • Consuelo Gómez

    as Domino
  • Jaime de Hoyos

    as Bigotón
  • Peter Marquardt

    as Mauricio
  • Reinol Martinez

    as Azul
  • Ramiro Gómez

    as Cantinero
  • Jesús López

    as Viejo Clerk
  • Luis Baró

    as Domino's Assistant
  • Oscar Fabila

    as The Boy
  • Poncho Ramon

    as Azul's Rat
  • Fernando Martinez

    as Azul's Rat
  • Manuel Acosta

    as Bodyguard
  • Walter Vargas

    as Prisoner
  • Roberto Martinez

    as Prisoner
  • Virgen Delgado

    as Female Bodyguard
  • Juanita Vargas

    as Female Bodyguard
  • Yolanda Puga

    as Female Bodyguard
  • Jaime Rodriguez

    as Moco's Man
  • Luis Cadena

    as Moco's Man
  • Afredo Martínez

    as Moco's Man
  • Gerardo Jaquez

    as Moco's Man
  • Mario Mata

    as Moco's Man
  • Daniel Delgado

    as Moco's Man
  • Rosendo Ortiz

    as Moco's Man
  • Cesar Cadena

    as Moco's Man
  • Jose Salinas

    as Moco's Man
  • Robert Santoyo

    as Moco's Man
  • Sabas Perez

    as Moco's Man
  • Guadenico Martin

    as Moco's Man
  • Juan Garcia

    as Moco's Man
  • Maximo Martin

    as Moco's Man
  • DiFonso Quezada

    as Moco's Man
  • Manuel Vejor

    as Moco's Man
  • Alfredo Cisneros

    as Keyboardist
  • Alejandro Peña

    as Piña / Loco
  • Israel Reyes

    as Taco
  • Clara Scott

    as Moco's Manicurist
  • María Castillo

    as Jail Guard
  • Samuel Quiroz

    as Jail Guard
  • Roberto Delgado

    as Jail Guard
  • Fermin Barron

    as School Bus Driver
  • Tito Tortuga

    as La Tortuga
Sound Eric Guthrie Music
Directing Robert Rodriguez Director
Production Carlos Gallardo Producer
Sound Chris Knudson Music
Sound Mark Trujillo Music
Camera Robert Rodriguez Director of Photography
Production Robert Rodriguez Producer
Sound Álvaro Rodríguez Music
Sound Cecilio Rodríguez Music
Editing Robert Rodriguez Editor
Writing Robert Rodriguez Writer
Production Elizabeth Avellan Associate Producer
Production Carmen M. De Gallardo Associate Producer
Production Carlos Gallardo Unit Production Manager
Crew Mario Gonzales Carpenter
Sound Robert Rodriguez Sound Editor
Sound Gregory H. Watkins Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Crew Carlos Gallardo Special Effects
Crew Robert Rodriguez Special Effects
Camera Robert Rodriguez Camera Operator
Camera Robert Rodriguez Still Photographer
Camera Carlos Gallardo Dolly Grip
Camera Roberto Martinez Dolly Grip
Editing Richard Garibaldi Colorist
Editing Marc Wielage Digital Colorist
Sound Robert Rodriguez Music Editor
Sound Juan Francisco Suarez Vidaurri Musician
Sound Juan Francisco Suarez Vidaurri Vocals
Editing Robert Rodriguez Additional Editing
Crew Manuel Salinas Stunt Coordinator
Crew Mario Hernández Stunt Coordinator