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Story

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 appétit! --Jeff Shannon

DVD Features

  • Color
  • Closed-captioned
  • Dolby
  • Widescreen

Cast

Harvey KeitelJacob Fuller
George ClooneySeth Gecko
Quentin TarantinoRichard Gecko
Juliette LewisKate Fuller
Ernest LiuScott Fuller
Salma HayekSatanico Pandemonium
Cheech MarinBorder Guard / Chet Pussy / Carlos
Danny TrejoRazo Charlie
Tom SaviniSex Machine
Fred WilliamsonFrost
Michael ParksTexas Ranger Earl McGraw
Brenda HillhouseHostage Gloria Hill
John SaxonFBI Agent Stanley Chase
Marc LawrenceOld Timer Motel Owner
Kelly PrestonNewscaster Kelly Houge
John HawkesPete Bottoms, Liquor Store Clerk
Tito LarrivaGuitarist & Vocalist
Peter AranasoffSaxophonist
Johnny 'Vatos' HernandezDrummer
Aimee GrahamBlonde Hostage
Heidi McNealRed-Headed Hostage
Ernest M. GarciaBig Emilio
Gregory NicoteroSex Machine's Buddy
CristosDanny
Mike MoroffManny
Michelle BerubeBar Dancer
Neena BidashaBar Dancer
Veena BidashaBar Dancer
Ungela BrockmanBar Dancer
Madison ClarkBar Dancer
María DíazBar Dancer
Rosalia HayakawaBar Dancer
Janine JordaeBar Dancer
Jacque LawsonBar Dancer
Houston LeighBar Dancer
Janie LiszewskiBar Dancer
Tia TexadaBar Dancer
John Paul FedeleMonster (as Jon Fidele)
Michael McKayMonster
Jake McKinnonMonster
Josh PattonMonster
Walter PhelanMonster
Wayne TothMonster
Henrik von RyzinMonster
Lawrence BenderMan in Diner (uncredited)
Carlo CorazonVampire (uncredited)
Annette HarperBar Dancer (uncredited)
Fernando LaraMonster (uncredited)
Victoria LucaiWoman (uncredited)
John PonzioVampire (uncredited)
Robert RodriguezBand Member (uncredited)

  • Genre: Horror Movies
  • Director: Robert Rodriguez
  • Producer: Buena Vista
  • Length: 108 min
  • Aspect ratio: 1.85:1
  • Theatrical Release
    North AmericaJan 19, 1996
    EuropeMay 31, 1996
    JapanJun 15, 1996
  • Ratings
    North AmericaR
    Europe18
    AustraliaR
  • Blu-ray Release
    North AmericaMay 3, 2011
  • DVD Release
    North AmericaJul 31, 2001
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