History Film / Desperado

9th Nov '15 12:17:11 PM Morgenthaler
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* TheCastShowoff: That's really Antonio Banderas playing and singing with Music/LosLobos in the dream sequence.
2nd Oct '15 4:16:26 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* BlindIdiotTranslation: To the annoyance of all Spanish-speakers everywhere the word "desperado" is horribly mangled Spanish. The correct spelling should be "desesperado".
** However, the word "desperado" has its own connotations in English (likely borrowed from Spanish itself) that quite befits El Mariachi. And one can hardly accuse Creator/RobertRodriguez of not knowing Spanish -- the movie's title in Spanish is the more appropriate ''Pistolero'', or "pistoleer."



* CaptainObvious / AskAStupidQuestion: When the goons at the bar [[ItMakesSenseInContext confront El Mariachi about the guitar case]], he invokes this: "What is that?" "My guitar case." "What's in it?" "...My ''guitar''...?"
** A CallBack to the first movie, where the exchange involves a different character.
* TheCastShowoff: That's really Antonio Banderas playing and singing with Los Lobos in the dream sequence.

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* CaptainObvious / AskAStupidQuestion: When the goons at the bar [[ItMakesSenseInContext confront El Mariachi about the guitar case]], he invokes this: "What is that?" "My guitar case." "What's in it?" "...My ''guitar''...?"
** A
?" It's a CallBack to the first movie, where the exchange involves a different character.
* TheCastShowoff: That's really Antonio Banderas playing and singing with Los Lobos Music/LosLobos in the dream sequence.



* {{Confessional}}: Mariachi is a good Catholic, so he goes to confession after cleaning out Tarasco in the bloodiest shootout in the entire film:

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* {{Confessional}}: {{Confessional}}:
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Mariachi is a good Catholic, so he goes to confession after cleaning out Tarasco in the bloodiest shootout in the entire film:



* DrinkOrder: El Mariachi drinks soda. MANLY soda.
** "All I got is piss-warm Chango."

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* DrinkOrder: El Mariachi drinks soda. MANLY soda.
** "All I got
This is piss-warm probably for the best, since the bar only serves "piss-warm Chango."



** Then he calls them, and... RealityEnsues. Sure, they're badass and able to cause lots of damage, but the town is pretty much still there. [[spoiler:They wreck havoc for a while, then they get dispatched rather easily. How anti-climatic.]]



* GunsAkimbo: The Mariachi uses dual Ruger KP90s to clean out the Tarasco Bar and to [[spoiler:kill his BigBad brother]].

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* GunsAkimbo: The Mariachi uses dual Ruger KP90s to clean out the Tarasco Bar and to [[spoiler:kill his BigBad brother]].



* ImprobableWeaponUser: The musicians wield guitar cases that double as rocket launchers and machine guns.

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* ImprobableWeaponUser: ImprobableWeaponUser:
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The musicians wield guitar cases that double as rocket launchers and machine guns.



* KnifeNut: The knife throwing assassin Navajas, played by Creator/DannyTrejo.

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* KnifeNut: The knife throwing knife-throwing assassin Navajas, played by Creator/DannyTrejo.Creator/DannyTrejo. His name means "knives."



* RetCon: At the end of ''El Mariachi'', the Mariachi said his injury would pretty much certainly doom his career as a musician. Uh, maybe not...
** [[{{IncrediblyLamePun}} On the other hand]], the screenplay does acknowledge this: when showing a child some guitar tricks, The Desperado says, "ignore the left hand. The left hand is not important." The only time he plays more with more flexibility is [[spoiler: in a dream sequence.]]
** He also starts to sweat when playing with the guitar and stops abruptly, as if the pain has become too much.
** The movie also suggests that the pain is in his head and the only thing injured is his confidence.
22nd Jul '15 9:50:02 AM Tuckerscreator
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** Then he calls them, and... {{RealityEnsues}}. Sure, they're badass and able to cause lots of damage, but the town is pretty much still there. [[spoiler:They wreck havoc for a while, then they get dispatched rather easily. How anti-climatic.]]

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** Then he calls them, and... {{RealityEnsues}}.RealityEnsues. Sure, they're badass and able to cause lots of damage, but the town is pretty much still there. [[spoiler:They wreck havoc for a while, then they get dispatched rather easily. How anti-climatic.]]
5th Jul '15 6:15:46 PM Movienut376
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* HeroicBSOD: After Bucho pays Carolina a visit at her bookstore, El, who had been hiding behind the counter, seems to have one for a while, presumably because he had the chance to take Bucho out and didn't. [[spoiler:It's actually because Bucho is his brother.]]

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* HeroicBSOD: After Bucho pays Carolina a visit at her Bucho's men burn down Carolina's bookstore, El, who had been hiding behind Bucho himself turns up at the counter, seems to have one for scene; El winds up with a while, presumably because he had the perfect chance to take Bucho out and didn't. [[spoiler:It's actually because Bucho snipe him from a nearby rooftop, but suffers a BSOD when he sees Bucho's face. [[spoiler:Bucho is his brother.]]
5th Jul '15 5:36:03 PM Movienut376
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* HeroicBSOD: After Bucho pays Carolina a visit at her bookstore, El, who had been hiding behind the counter, seems to have one for a while, presumably because he had the chance to take Bucho out and didn't. [[Spoiler:It's actually because Bucho is his brother.]]

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* HeroicBSOD: After Bucho pays Carolina a visit at her bookstore, El, who had been hiding behind the counter, seems to have one for a while, presumably because he had the chance to take Bucho out and didn't. [[Spoiler:It's [[spoiler:It's actually because Bucho is his brother.]]
5th Jul '15 5:35:06 PM Movienut376
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* HeroicBSOD: After Bucho pays Carolina a visit at her bookstore, El, who had been hiding behind the counter, seems to have one for a while, presumably because he had the chance to take Bucho out and didn't. [[Spoiler:It's actually because Bucho is his brother.]]
11th Jun '15 8:44:16 AM Morgenthaler
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* FlashbackWithTheOtherDarrin: A scene from the end of the original ''ElMariachi'' is reprised at the beginning of ''Desperado'', with Banderas in the role instead of Carlos Gallardo. It's fairly convincing.

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* FlashbackWithTheOtherDarrin: A scene from the end of the original ''ElMariachi'' ''Film/ElMariachi'' is reprised at the beginning of ''Desperado'', with Banderas in the role instead of Carlos Gallardo. It's fairly convincing.



* RemakeCameo: The star of ''ElMariachi'', Carlo Gallardo, has a minor role in ''Desperado''.

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* RemakeCameo: The star of ''ElMariachi'', ''Film/ElMariachi'', Carlo Gallardo, has a minor role in ''Desperado''.
2nd Jan '15 10:42:40 PM damus2300
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*TheUnfavorite: [[spoiler:Bucho (Cesar) hated the fact that their father loved Mariachi (Juanito) more than him]].



* WhamLine: Mariachi and Bucho's confrontation.

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* WhamLine: *WhamLine: Mariachi and Bucho's confrontation.
2nd Jan '15 10:39:58 PM damus2300
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*WhamLine: Mariachi and Bucho's confrontation.
-->'''Bucho''': "I thought I was looking for the devil himself, when really it was just [[spoiler: my kid brother]]".
2nd Jan '15 10:33:57 PM damus2300
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* TenMinuteRetirement: El, twice.

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* TenMinuteRetirement: *TenMinuteRetirement: El, twice.



*DeusExMachina: [[spoiler: El kills Bucho but it's not explained how he and Carolina escape.]]



* InAWorld: From the trailer.

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* InAWorld: *InAWorld: From the trailer.



* LetsGetDangerous: Once El gets his old crew together.

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* LetsGetDangerous: *LetsGetDangerous: Once El gets his old crew together.



* SurroundedByIdiots: Bucho.

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* SurroundedByIdiots: *SurroundedByIdiots: Bucho.
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