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From Dusk Till Dawn

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Overview

In this action-horror flick from director Robert Rodriguez and screenwriter Quentin Tarantino, Tarantino stars with George Clooney as a pair of bad-to-the-bone brothers named Seth and Richie Gecko. After a string of robberies that left a river of blood in the Geckos' wake, the sadistic siblings head to Mexico to live the good life. To get over the border, they kidnap Jacob Fuller, a widowed preacher played by Harvey Keitel, and his two children, Kate Juliette Lewis and Scott Ernest Liu. Once south of the border, ...
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Overview

In this action-horror flick from director Robert Rodriguez and screenwriter Quentin Tarantino, Tarantino stars with George Clooney as a pair of bad-to-the-bone brothers named Seth and Richie Gecko. After a string of robberies that left a river of blood in the Geckos' wake, the sadistic siblings head to Mexico to live the good life. To get over the border, they kidnap Jacob Fuller, a widowed preacher played by Harvey Keitel, and his two children, Kate Juliette Lewis and Scott Ernest Liu. Once south of the border, the quintet park their RV at a rough-and-tumble trucker bar called The Titty Twister, where Seth and Richie are supposed to meet a local thug. After a couple of drinks, they realize that they're not in a typical bar, as the entire place begins to teem with vicious, blood-sucking vampires. With the odds stacked greatly against them, the Fullers and Geckos team together in hopes of defeating the creatures of the night. Makeup artist Tom Savini and blaxploitation star Fred Williamson appear as allies against the vampires, and Cheech Marin fills three different roles.
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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Adam Goldberg
From Dusk Till Dawn is a voraciously vulgar and violent film that illustrates how talented filmmakers can create a deliberately bad movie. Scripted by Quentin Tarantino and directed by Robert Rodriguez (Desperado), the film can best be described as a Mexican road picture turned self-conscious vampathon with a droll postmodern slant. Remarkably, the narrative consists of two contrasting types of films crudely soldered together. The story begins as a Pulp Fiction-type gangster tale featuring the sharp and profane dialogue seen in Tarantino's other films. Then with no warning, the movie suddenly transforms into a zany, vampire bloodbath similar to the tongue-in-cheek horror works of Sam Raimi and Peter Jackson. However, Tarantino is able to turn the genre on its undead ear, creating an over-the-top gorefest featuring holy-water condom balloons, quadruple impalement, and Harvey Keitel sucking blood as a preacher-turned-vampire. This bold and bizarre Tarantino/Rodriguez effort is laden with frenetic editing and fresh dialogue, but all style and cinematic skill fall to the wayside when the body count abruptly begins. This is a tour de force of outrageous bad taste coupled with delicious talent. Those who relish the work of Quentin Tarantino will certainly find merit in the first half of the film. Others who consider themselves horror aficionados will go bloody crazy over the eventual monster mash.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/3/2011
  • UPC: 096009014414
  • Original Release: 1996
  • Rating:

  • Source: Miramax Echo Bridge
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Time: 1:48:00
  • Format: Blu-ray
  • Sales rank: 79,008

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
George Clooney Seth Gecko
Harvey Keitel Jacob Fuller
Quentin Tarantino Richard Gecko
Juliette Lewis Kate Fuller
Cheech Marin Border Guard, Carlos, Chet Pussy
Fred Williamson Frost
Salma Hayek Santanico Pandemonium
Marc Lawrence Old Timer
Michael Parks Texas Ranger Earl McGraw
Kelly Preston Newscaster Kelly Houge
Tom Savini Sex Machine
John Saxon FBI Agent Stanley Chase
Danny Trejo Razor Charlie
Ernest Liu Scott Fuller
John Hawkes Pete Bottoms
Heidi McNeal Blonde Hostage
Aimee Graham Blonde Hostage
Brenda Hillhouse Hostage Gloria
Tito Larriva Titty Twister Guitarist & Vocalist
Mike Moroff Manny
Veena Bidasha Bar Dancer
Maria Diaz Bar Dancer
Chad Dowdell Man at Bar (uncredited)
Technical Credits
Robert Rodriguez Director, Editor, Executive Producer, Original Story
Douglas Aarniokoski Asst. Director
Elizabeth Avellan Co-producer
Lawrence Bender Executive Producer, Producer
Berger EFX Group Makeup Special Effects
Mayne Schuyler Berke Art Director
Diana Dru Botsford Special Effects
Colin de Rouin Set Decoration/Design
John Esposito Co-producer
Daniel A. Fort Special Effects
Warren Hamilton Sound Editor
Paul Hellerman Co-producer
Elaine J. Huzzar Casting
Robert Kurtzman Co-producer, Original Story, Special Effects
Graciela Mazon Costumes/Costume Designer
Cecilia Montiel Production Designer
Guillermo Navarro Cinematographer
Kurtzman Nicotero Makeup Special Effects
Gianni Nunnari Producer
Ermahn Ospina Makeup
Felipe Fernandez del Paso Set Decoration/Design
Johanna Ray Casting
Graeme Revell Score Composer
Quentin Tarantino Executive Producer, Screenwriter
Meir Teper Producer
Mark Ulano Sound/Sound Designer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    robert rodriguez is one crazy man...& pretty much genius

    this film was way over the top & totally insane, and i loved every minute of it. its hilarious because the film starts off with a good sense of humor but pretty much a thriller/crime movie...and then BAM it turns in the "evil dead similar" vampire-crazy-kill-fest. its totally crazy and pretty much awesome!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A GOOD VAMPIRE STORY

    This movie had a very good story to it. Some of the special effects look a little weird, but they don't ruin the movie. A very entertaining movie to watch.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Loved it

    love this movie....its friggin amazing i love how the vampires arent super string its just friggin awesome

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Seen better.

    Quentin Tarantino was cool but this movie was lacking something.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    WTF?

    This movie sucks. Tom Savivi's cameo rocks as does Salma Hayek's belly dance. An otherwise tepid and forgettable horror pic. I'm not quite sure what the director was trying to accomplish...

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Crazy and insane is how i like it.

    I think this film was very interesting with its interperatation of battle of good and evil. Even if its not Tarantinos finest work, also Rodreiguez, its still kind of interesting. It just dove into killer vampires. Thats crazy and thats what i like.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Classic Tarintino with a twist

    Watching this movie is like viewing two separate movies that are loosely related. The first half is classic Tarintino with excellent dialogue and bizarre situations. The second half is entirely different than anything Q.T. has ever done. At first I didn't like it, because I was hoping for another Pulp fiction, but after I let it stand on its own I realized it is very good.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    ugh

    This movie starts out as an interestingly-typical-seeming Tarantino flick. Then suddenly it changes gears and becomes actually one of the most pointless films I've seen in the last few years. Pulp Fiction was fantastic, but this just seems like biding time, blowing off steam, waiting for inspiration. Can't wait for QT's next earnest movie.

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