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Desperado (1995) - Rodriguez' second Mexico actioner is a sexy, latino fireball

Antonio Banderas is the passionate Latino with the Big Gun on the poster for Robert Rodriguez' Desperado


Bitter after having lost his girlfriend, our Mariachi hero sets out to kill the responsible, Bucho, - who turns out to be his brother. On the way he falls in love with a highly curvaceous book store assistant.

The universe has changed to one which is juiced up by big cash from great Texan writer-director Robert Rodriguez's debut El Mariachi (1992), which was the first in his Mexico trilogy, to this the continuation of the trilogy that ended with the bad Once Upon a Time in Mexico (2003).
Desperado has great, well-choreographed action scenes and some delightful supporting actors; namely Cheech Marin (Masked and Anonymous (2003)), Steve Buscemi (Boardwalk Empire (2010-14)) and Quentin Tarantino (She's Funny That Way (2014)). As well as a starring couple, Antonio Banderas (Original Sin (2001)) and Salma Hayek (Frida (2002)), who reek of sex and passion. It all makes it more than okay that Desperado is a very different kind of beast in terms of scope and tone from the great Mariachi.

Salma Hayek and Antonio Banderas pose for Robert Rodriguez' Desperado. - Where they the sexiest screen couple of 1995?

Watch the trailer for the film here

Cost: 7 mil. $
Box office: 25.6 mil. $ (North America only)
= Uncertainty
[But certainly a big hit. Desperado was shot entirely on location in Ciudad Acuña, Mexico. It opened #2 to 7.9 mil. $ domestically. Only few numbers are out about its global performance, which seems to have been decent.]

What do you think of Desperado?
Were Salma Hayek and Antonio Banderas the hottest screen couple of 1995 in your opinion?

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