From Dusk Till Dawn (1996) USA
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Director:Robert Rodriguez
Studio:Walt Disney Video
Producer:Elizabeth Avellan, Gianni Nunnari, John Esposito, Lawrence Bender, Meir Teper
Writer:Robert Kurtzman, Quentin Tarantino
Date Added:2007-03-06
Purchased On:2007-06-03
Awards:4 wins & 8 nominations
Picture Format:Widescreen
Aspect Ratio:1.85:1
Languages:English, Dolby Digital 5.1
Robert Rodriguez  ...  (Director)
Robert Kurtzman, Quentin Tarantino  ...  (Writer)
Harvey Keitel  ...  Jacob Fuller
George Clooney  ...  Seth Gecko
Quentin Tarantino  ...  Richard Gecko
Juliette Lewis  ...  Kate Fuller
Ernest Liu  ...  Scott Fuller
Salma Hayek  ...  Santanico Pandemonium
Cheech Marin  ...  Border Guard / Chet Pussy / Carlos
Danny Trejo  ...  Razor Charlie
Tom Savini  ...  Sex Machine
Fred Williamson  ...  Frost
Michael Parks  ...  Texas Ranger Earl McGraw
Brenda Hillhouse  ...  Hostage Gloria Hill
John Saxon  ...  FBI Agent Stanley Chase
Marc Lawrence  ...  Old Timer Motel Owner
Kelly Preston  ...  Newscaster Kelly Houge
John Hawkes  ...  
Tito Larriva  ...  
Peter Atanasoff  ...  
Johnny 'Vatos' Hernandez  ...  
Aimee Graham  ...  
Comments: A terrifying evil has been unleashed. And five strangers are our only hope to stop it.

Summary: From a match made in heaven comes a movie spawned in hell! Young hotshot director Robert Rodriquez (El Mariachi, Desperado) teamed up with Pulp Fiction auteur Quentin Tarantino (offering his services as writer and co-star) to make this outrageous, no-holds-barred hybrid of high-octane crime and gruesome horror. QT plays Richard Gecko, a borderline psychopath who breaks his career-criminal brother, Seth (George Clooney), out of prison, after which they rob a bank and leave a trail of dead and wounded in their bloody wake. Then they hijack a mobile home driven by a former Baptist minister (Harvey Keitel) who quit the church after his wife's death and hit the road with his two children (played by Juliette Lewis and Ernest Liu). Heading to Mexico with their hostages, the infamous Gecko brothers arrive at the Titty Twister bar to rendezvous for a money drop, but they don't realize that they've just entered the nocturnal lair of a bloodthirsty gang of vampires! With not-so-subtle aplomb, Rodriguez and Tarantino shift into high gear with a nonstop parade of gore, gunfire, and pointy-fanged mayhem featuring Salma Hayek as a snake-charming dancer whose bite is much worse than her bark. If you're a fan of Tarantino's lyrical dialogue and pop-cultural wit, you'll have fun with the road-movie half of this supernatural horror-comedy, but if your taste runs more to exploding heads and eyeballs, sloppy entrails and morphing monsters, the second half provides a connoisseur's feast of gross-out excess. Bon app├ętit! --Jeff Shannon