History Film / OnceUponATimeInMexico

26th May '17 8:17:07 PM Az_Tech341
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We open with crooked CIA Agent Sands (Creator/JohnnyDepp) seeking out on the legendary gunman El Mariachi, notable for using [[SenselessViolins a guitar case full of guns]] as his primary weapon. Throughout the film, El Mariachi's backstory is revealed in a number of flashbacks; prior to the events of this film, his wife [[Film/{{Desperado}} Carolina]] and child were murdered by soldiers of the ruthless Mexican General, Marquez (Gerardo Vigil). General Marquez is working for Barillo (Creator/WillemDafoe), a drug cartel kingpin who has plans to assassinate the president of Mexico and assume power. Mariachi agrees to kill Marquez after the President's assassination, as he will gain too much power if he lives.

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We open with crooked CIA Agent Sands (Creator/JohnnyDepp) seeking out on the legendary gunman El Mariachi, notable for using [[SenselessViolins a guitar case full of guns]] as his primary weapon. Throughout the film, El Mariachi's backstory is revealed in a number of flashbacks; prior to the events of this film, his wife [[Film/{{Desperado}} Carolina]] and child were murdered by soldiers of the ruthless Mexican General, Marquez (Gerardo Vigil). General Marquez is working for Barillo (Creator/WillemDafoe), a drug cartel kingpin who has plans to assassinate the president of Mexico and assume power. Mariachi agrees to kill Marquez after the President's assassination, as he will gain too much power if he lives.



With so many c(r)ooks in the kitchen, it's no surprise that the plan [[GambitPileup goes completely tits-up.]] Not to worry, apart from the bad guy's framing device it's still an ''El Mariachi'' flick: good guys win, bad guys die, eyes are gouged out, Viva la Mexica.

Not to be confused with ''Film/OnceUponATimeInTheWest'' or ''Film/OnceUponATimeInChina'', nor is it in any way related to ''Film/OnceUponATimeInAmerica'' except perhaps as a ShoutOut (there's no question of the influence of Creator/SergioLeone's {{Spaghetti Western}}s on Rodriguez). It is also not related to ''Series/OnceUponATimeInWonderland''

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With so many c(r)ooks in the kitchen, it's no surprise that the plan [[GambitPileup goes completely tits-up.]] Not to worry, apart from the bad guy's framing device it's still an ''El Mariachi'' flick: good guys win, bad guys die, eyes are gouged out, Viva la Mexica.

tits-up]].

Not to be confused with ''Film/OnceUponATimeInTheWest'' or ''Film/OnceUponATimeInChina'', nor is it in any way related to ''Film/OnceUponATimeInAmerica'' except (except perhaps as a ShoutOut (there's - there's no question of the influence of Creator/SergioLeone's {{Spaghetti Western}}s on Rodriguez). It is also not related to ''Series/OnceUponATimeInWonderland''
''Series/OnceUponATimeInWonderland''.
9th Dec '16 1:55:13 PM JamesAustin
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Directed by Creator/RobertRodriguez, ''Once Upon A Time In Mexico'' is the third film of the ''Mexico'' or [[Film/ElMariachi ''Mariachi'']] Trilogy.

We open with crooked CIA Agent Sands (Creator/JohnnyDepp) seeking out on the legendary gunman El Mariachi, notable for using [[SenselessViolins a guitar case full of guns]] as his primary weapon. Throughout the film, El Mariachi's backstory is revealed in a number of flashbacks; prior to the events of this film, his wife [[{{Film/Desperado}} Carolina]] and child were murdered by soldiers of the ruthless Mexican General, Marquez (Gerardo Vigil). General Marquez is working for Barillo (Creator/WillemDafoe), a drug cartel kingpin who has plans to assassinate the president of Mexico and assume power. Mariachi agrees to kill Marquez after the President's assassination, as he will gain too much power if he lives.

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Directed by Creator/RobertRodriguez, ''Once Upon A a Time In in Mexico'' is the third film of the ''Mexico'' or [[Film/ElMariachi ''Mariachi'']] Trilogy.

''[[Film/ElMariachi Mariachi]]'' Trilogy, directed by Creator/RobertRodriguez.

We open with crooked CIA Agent Sands (Creator/JohnnyDepp) seeking out on the legendary gunman El Mariachi, notable for using [[SenselessViolins a guitar case full of guns]] as his primary weapon. Throughout the film, El Mariachi's backstory is revealed in a number of flashbacks; prior to the events of this film, his wife [[{{Film/Desperado}} [[Film/{{Desperado}} Carolina]] and child were murdered by soldiers of the ruthless Mexican General, Marquez (Gerardo Vigil). General Marquez is working for Barillo (Creator/WillemDafoe), a drug cartel kingpin who has plans to assassinate the president of Mexico and assume power. Mariachi agrees to kill Marquez after the President's assassination, as he will gain too much power if he lives.



** BadassGrandma: At one point, we see an old lady with a pair of [[BadassBandolier bandoliers]] DualWielding revolvers and taking down three or four of Marquez's troops in quick succession.

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** * BadassGrandma: At one point, we see an old lady with a pair of [[BadassBandolier bandoliers]] DualWielding revolvers and taking down three or four of Marquez's troops in quick succession.
2nd Dec '16 10:47:42 AM OptimumTaurus
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* AffablyEvil: Sands is a callous and corrupt CIA agent who lets politicians get assassinated, plots to send an entire country into chaos for money, puts the lives of his own men in danger, murders people for extremely petty reasons and shoots innocent cooks because they cooked his favorite dish the wrong way. However, he's a very whimsical person and his laid-back attitude makes him very likable.

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* AffablyEvil: Sands is a callous and corrupt CIA agent who lets politicians get assassinated, plots to send an entire country into chaos for money, puts the lives of his own men in danger, murders people for extremely petty reasons and shoots innocent cooks because they cooked his favorite dish the wrong way.too well. However, he's a very whimsical person and his laid-back attitude makes him very likable.
28th Nov '16 9:21:49 AM Dravencour
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We open with crooked CIA Agent Sands (Creator/JohnnyDepp) seeking out on the legendary gunman El Mariachi, notable for using [[SenselessViolins a guitarcase full of guns]] as his primary weapon. Throughout the film, El Mariachi's backstory is revealed in a number of flashbacks; prior to the events of this film, his wife [[{{Film/Desperado}} Carolina]] and child were murdered by soldiers of the ruthless Mexican General, Marquez (Gerardo Vigil).
General Marquez is working for Barrillo (Creator/WillemDafoe), a drug cartel kingpin who has plans to assassinate the president of Mexico and assume power. Mariachi agrees to kill Marquez after the President's assassination, as he will gain too much power if he lives.

Sands proceeds to recruit a retired FBI agent named Jorge Ramirez (Ruben Blades), whose partner was tortured for two weeks and killed by Barrillo years earlier. He unwittingly participates in Sands' plot to overthrow the Mexican government and plans kill Barillo and his lackeys [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness once they outlive their usefulness.]]

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We open with crooked CIA Agent Sands (Creator/JohnnyDepp) seeking out on the legendary gunman El Mariachi, notable for using [[SenselessViolins a guitarcase guitar case full of guns]] as his primary weapon. Throughout the film, El Mariachi's backstory is revealed in a number of flashbacks; prior to the events of this film, his wife [[{{Film/Desperado}} Carolina]] and child were murdered by soldiers of the ruthless Mexican General, Marquez (Gerardo Vigil). \n General Marquez is working for Barrillo Barillo (Creator/WillemDafoe), a drug cartel kingpin who has plans to assassinate the president of Mexico and assume power. Mariachi agrees to kill Marquez after the President's assassination, as he will gain too much power if he lives.

Sands proceeds to recruit a retired FBI agent named Jorge Ramirez (Ruben Blades), whose partner was tortured for two weeks and killed by Barrillo Barillo years earlier. He unwittingly participates in Sands' plot to overthrow the Mexican government and plans to kill Barillo and his lackeys [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness once they outlive their usefulness.]]
12th Nov '16 4:10:54 PM nombretomado
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* FunTShirt: Sands wears a great variety of obnoxious tourist-y T-shirts throughout the film--JohnnyDepp thought the character would be the type to wear them and asked his sister to look around her hometown in Florida for the worst ones.

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* FunTShirt: Sands wears a great variety of obnoxious tourist-y T-shirts throughout the film--JohnnyDepp film--Creator/JohnnyDepp thought the character would be the type to wear them and asked his sister to look around her hometown in Florida for the worst ones.
2nd Nov '16 7:55:17 PM contrafanxxx
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* FinalBattle: The entire Day of the Dead sequence is one, where the people of Mexico fight back against Marquez's forces, while El Mariachi saves the President and goes after Barillo and Marquez.
14th Oct '16 9:43:58 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* OffTheShelfFX: [[spoiler: When Sands is blinded, the blood was created using a mixture of Hershey's strawberry and chocolate syrup]].
5th Sep '16 4:37:08 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: For his cameo as a priest, Creator/JohnnyDepp does a Creator/MarlonBrando impression.
21st Aug '16 7:54:25 AM eroock
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Directed by Creator/RobertRodriguez, '''''Once Upon A Time In Mexico''''' is the third film of the ''Mexico'' or [[Film/ElMariachi ''Mariachi'']] Trilogy.

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Directed by Creator/RobertRodriguez, '''''Once ''Once Upon A Time In Mexico''''' Mexico'' is the third film of the ''Mexico'' or [[Film/ElMariachi ''Mariachi'']] Trilogy.
5th Jul '16 5:22:51 PM nombretomado
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* DashingHispanic: Any character played by AntonioBanderas, and El Mariachi is no exception.

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* DashingHispanic: Any character played by AntonioBanderas, Creator/AntonioBanderas, and El Mariachi is no exception.
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