El Mariachi is a 1992 American action film that is the debut of writer/director Robert Rodriguez. The Spanish language film was shot in the northern Mexican bordertown of Ciudad Acuña with a mainly amateur cast. The US$7,000 production was originally intended for the Mexican home video market, but executives at Columbia Pictures liked the film so much that they bought the American distribution rights. Columbia eventually spent several times more than the 16 mm film's original budget on 35 mm transfers, promotion, marketing and distribution. The success of Rodriguez's directorial debut led him...
|Release date:||September 4, 1992|
|Directed by:||Robert Rodriguez|
|Producer:||Robert Rodriguez, Carlos Gallardo, Carmen M. De Gallardo|
|Music by:||Álvaro Rodríguez, Cecillo Rodriguez, Eric Guthrie, Juan Suarez, Mark Trujillo|
|Screenplay by:||Robert Rodriguez, Carlos Gallardo|
|Genre:||Thriller, Action Film, Western|