History Film / ElMariachi

14th Sep '16 10:11:28 AM Mdumas43073
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5th Sep '16 3:50:09 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* NoBudget: Before Columbia financed post-production (to create a Dolby Stereo track and clean up the picture), the production budget was $7,000 ($3,000 earned from Rodriguez being a human guinea pig for medical testing).



* ThrowItIn: The turtle, which was simply found by the road by a crew member one day. Also the dubbed line about free coconuts, which Rodriguez added when he realized they'd forgotten to film the Mariachi paying for the cococut.
12th Jan '16 5:35:22 PM Prfnoff
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'''''El Mariachi''''' is a 1992 independent film by Creator/RobertRodriguez. It is his first feature length film, and the first of the ''Mexico'' or ''Mariachi'' Trilogy, followed by ''Film/{{Desperado}}'' and ''Film/OnceUponATimeInMexico''.

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'''''El Mariachi''''' ''El Mariachi'' is a 1992 independent film by Creator/RobertRodriguez. It is his first feature length film, and the first of the ''Mexico'' or ''Mariachi'' Trilogy, followed by ''Film/{{Desperado}}'' and ''Film/OnceUponATimeInMexico''.
25th Aug '15 3:48:48 PM mlsmithca
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* BilingualBonus: Moco, Azul, and Domino's names. Moco in particular seems a touch less threatening if you know what his name means in Spanish.[[note]]"Booger", or "Kiddo" in some places[[/note]]
** LampShaded by El Mariachi who asks why someone named Azul [[note]] "Blue" [[/note]] would wear ''black''.

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* BilingualBonus: Moco, Azul, and Domino's names. Moco in particular seems a touch less threatening if you know what his name means in Spanish.[[note]]"Booger", or "Kiddo" in some places[[/note]]
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places[[/note]] {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d by El Mariachi who asks why someone named Azul [[note]] "Blue" [[/note]] would wear ''black''.



* [[spoiler: DownerEnding]]: At the end of the film [[spoiler: sure, Moco is dead, but El Mariachi has lost Domino, and had his hand shot, meaning he may never play the guitar again (although he still can, as he does the sequels), and the final shot of the film is him riding alone and depressed down an empty highway]].

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* [[spoiler: DownerEnding]]: DownerEnding: At the end of the film [[spoiler: sure, Moco is dead, but El Mariachi has lost Domino, and had his hand shot, meaning he may never play the guitar again (although he still can, as he does the sequels), and the final shot of the film is him riding alone and depressed down an empty highway]].



* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: El Mariachi is only ever known as such.



* NoNameGiven[=/=]EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: El Mariachi
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: Many of the characters are presumably going
11th Jun '15 8:44:41 AM Morgenthaler
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* TheDogBitesBack: Moco spends much of the movie striking matches off TheDragon's face. [[spoiler: When he is shot dead by ElMariachi, TheDragon's reaction is to strike a match off Moco's corpse and walk away.]]

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* TheDogBitesBack: Moco spends much of the movie striking matches off TheDragon's face. [[spoiler: When he is shot dead by ElMariachi, El Mariachi, TheDragon's reaction is to strike a match off Moco's corpse and walk away.]]
6th Feb '15 10:08:15 PM erforce
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* BreakTheCutie: El Mariachi starts off as an innocent, cheerful young musician looking for work. The events of the movie turn him into the cynical, vengeance-driven vigilante we see in ''{{Desperado}}.''

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* BreakTheCutie: El Mariachi starts off as an innocent, cheerful young musician looking for work. The events of the movie turn him into the cynical, vengeance-driven vigilante we see in ''{{Desperado}}.''Film/{{Desperado}}.''
6th Feb '15 9:38:30 PM erforce
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'''''El Mariachi''''' is a 1992 independent film by Creator/RobertRodriguez. It is his first feature length film, and the first of the ''Mexico'' or ''Mariachi'' Trilogy, followed by ''{{Desperado}}'' and ''OnceUponATimeInMexico''.

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'''''El Mariachi''''' is a 1992 independent film by Creator/RobertRodriguez. It is his first feature length film, and the first of the ''Mexico'' or ''Mariachi'' Trilogy, followed by ''{{Desperado}}'' ''Film/{{Desperado}}'' and ''OnceUponATimeInMexico''.
''Film/OnceUponATimeInMexico''.
9th Sep '14 5:22:58 PM SlaughterhouseDb
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** LampShaded by El Mariachi who asks why someone named Azul [[note]] "Blue" [[/note]] would wear ''black''.
13th May '14 1:19:58 AM foxley
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* CripplingTheCompetition: At the end of the film, [[spoiler:El Mariachi is shot through the hand so he can never play the guitar again]].
7th May '14 7:59:27 AM kinzarr
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* HollywoodSilencer: Averted. This troper checked out a YouTube clip for reference, and it would appear that a Mac-10 (the uzi-like gun) with a supressor and subsonic ammunition would really sound like that.
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