May 16th, 2013: Desperado (1995)


Cast and Crew:  Robert Rodriguez (Director, Writer, Producer, Editor, Steadicam Operator); Los Lobos (Score); Salma Hayek, Cheech Marin, Steve Buscemi, Quentin Tarantino

What It’s About:  El Mariachi (Antonio Banderas) returns looking for revenge on the drug lord that killed his love and maimed his hand.  It will take a lot of gun play to get that revenge.

Why Watch it Today?: Danny Trejo, who has a hilarious cameo as a blade using hit man who meets an ignominious end, celebrates his 69th birthday today. Best wishes to one of the great action character actors!

Other Choices:  Danny Trejo stars in Machete and appears in Predators, Once Upon a Time in Mexico, Anaconda and From Dusk Til Dawn.

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