History Film / OnceUponATimeInMexico

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.
17th Apr '16 6:52:36 PM scaredinmate#94
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* {{Eagleland}}: Type 2. Sands is a CIA agent [[GambitPileup manipulating Mexico]] by tricking his own superiors, a power-mad general, a drug overlord, political handlers, local drug agents, a retired FBI agent, and the mythic El Mariachi into playing against each other to "maintain the balance." It's vaguely implied that his orders are actually to prevent the assassination, and that he plans to let it go down anyway just for the sheer hell of it.
15th Apr '16 8:54:26 AM MaulMachine
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* UnInstallment: Inspired by the realization that many viewers of ''Film/{{Desperado}}'' did not originally know that the movie was a sequel to ''Film/ElMariachi'', and thus were confused by the numerous unexplained but obviously important flashbacks, this movie includes ''many'' references to important events that took place in the third movie [[spoiler: such as the murder of El's wife and daughter.]]

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* UnInstallment: Inspired by the realization that many viewers of ''Film/{{Desperado}}'' did not originally know that the movie was a sequel to ''Film/ElMariachi'', and thus were confused by the numerous unexplained but obviously important flashbacks, this movie includes ''many'' references to important events that took place in the third movie previous movies [[spoiler: such as the murder of El's wife and daughter.]]
10th Apr '16 7:31:11 AM SutairuMasuta
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General Marquez is working for Barrillo (Creator/WilliamDafoe), 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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General Marquez is working for Barrillo (Creator/WilliamDafoe), (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.
5th Mar '16 5:14:42 AM TywinLannister
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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.



* SmugSnake: Sands

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* SmugSnake: SandsSands seems to think that everything will go his way and acts as such. [[spoiler: It doesn't.]]
25th Feb '16 7:57:15 PM TywinLannister
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General Marquez is working for Barrillo (Creator/William Dafoe), a drug cartel kingpin who has plans to assassinate the president of Mexico and assume power. He agrees to kill Marquez after the President's assassination, as he will gain too much power if he lives.

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General Marquez is working for Barrillo (Creator/William Dafoe), (Creator/WilliamDafoe), a drug cartel kingpin who has plans to assassinate the president of Mexico and assume power. He Mariachi agrees to kill Marquez after the President's assassination, as he will gain too much power if he lives.
23rd Feb '16 12:09:46 AM TywinLannister
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General Marquez is working for Barrillo (Creator/Willem Dafoe), a drug cartel kingpin who has plans to assassinate the president of Mexico and assume power. He agrees to kill Marquez after the President's assassination, as he will gain too much power if he lives.

Sands also recruits a retired FBI agent Jorge, (Ruben Blades), whose partner was tortured for two weeks and killed by Barrillo years earlier, to kill Barrillo. 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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General Marquez is working for Barrillo (Creator/Willem (Creator/William Dafoe), a drug cartel kingpin who has plans to assassinate the president of Mexico and assume power. He agrees to kill Marquez after the President's assassination, as he will gain too much power if he lives.

Sands also recruits proceeds to recruit a retired FBI agent Jorge, named Jorge Ramirez (Ruben Blades), whose partner was tortured for two weeks and killed by Barrillo years earlier, to kill Barrillo.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.]]
23rd Feb '16 12:03:21 AM TywinLannister
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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 foot soldiers of the coke baron Barillo (Creator/WillemDafoe). He reluctantly participates in Sands' plot to overthrow the Mexican government and then kill Barillo and his lackeys once their usefulness is over.

Sands also enlists the services of AFN Agent Ajedrez (Creator/EvaMendes) and an embittered ex-Fed, Jorge Ramirez (Rubén Blades), who are also hunting Barillo.

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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 foot soldiers of the coke baron Barillo (Creator/WillemDafoe). ruthless Mexican General, Marquez (Gerardo Vigil).
General Marquez is working for Barrillo (Creator/Willem Dafoe), a drug cartel kingpin who has plans to assassinate the president of Mexico and assume power.
He reluctantly agrees to kill Marquez after the President's assassination, as he will gain too much power if he lives.

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

usefulness.]]

Sands also enlists the services of his ex-girlfriend, AFN Agent Ajedrez (Creator/EvaMendes) and an embittered ex-Fed, Jorge Ramirez (Rubén Blades), (Creator/EvaMendes), who are is also hunting Barillo.
26th Nov '15 8:38:25 AM Morgenthaler
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* BillingDisplacement: A retroactive example; trailers for the DVD rerelease mention Johnny Depp first, then Salma Hayek, and don't mention Antonio Banderas at all.



* FakeNationality: AntonioBanderas is Spanish, not Mexican. And Willem Dafoe is...really, definitely not Mexican, but this was lampshaded in the commentary slightly when Robert Rodriguez explains that he was purposefully playing it over-the-top.



* HeyItsThatGuy:
** El Mariachi is [[SpyKids Gregorio Cortez]].
** Barillo is [[Film/SpiderMan1 the Green Goblin]].
** Chambers is [[Film/IronMan2 Ivan Vanko]].
** Sands is [[Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean Jack Sparrow]].
** Lorenzo is Music/EnriqueIglesias.
** HeyItsThatVoice: El Mariachi is also [[{{Shrek}} Puss In Boots]].



* YouLookFamiliar:
** Creator/DannyTrejo played a Colombian hitman [[spoiler: that was accidentally killed by Bucho's men]] in ''Film/{{Desperado}}''.
** [[Creator/CheechAndChong Cheech Marin]] also played a character that was killed at the beginning of the second movie and comes back here. It's confusing since he knows about the Mariachi's legends and sports an eye patch (the other character was shot in the head) but it is indeed a different character. WordOfGod states that he was originally supposed to be the same guy since Robert forgot he was killed and had to be reminded prior to filming.
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