Desperado (1995) Poster



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El Mariachi (1992)

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The Anti-Hero's Journey (2004) (Video)


Sabata (1969)
A Guitar/Banjo is actually a gun.
Taxi Driver (1976)
Gun going out of the sleeve like in Taxi Driver.
Silent Night, Deadly Night (1984)
Impalement by deer antlers
Lethal Weapon (1987)
El Mariachi does a roll neck the same manner as Roger Murtaugh before the battle starts.
The Killer (1989)
Antonia Banderas's character shoots using two guns.
Pulp Fiction (1994)
Calling a big gun a hand cannon.

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Hang Time: Let's Get Ready to Rumble (1995) (TV Episode)
Samantha tells Julie that her perfect guy "would have Brad Pitt's hair from Legends of the Fall (1994), Antonio Banderas' eyes from Desperado (1995) and Mel Gibson's good cheek from The Man Without a Face (1993)."
From Dusk Till Dawn (1996)
Same dick gun as one of the characters in the resturant wearss is seen in the guitar case.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Mole People (1997) (TV Episode)
Mike: The old guy was originally cast in Desperado but Antonio Banderas got it.
Double Team (1997)
Machine Gun suitcase
Soul Music (1997) (TV Mini-Series)
The Musicians' Guild Members carry axes and clubs in their instrument cases
Full Tilt Boogie (1997)
Someone mentions this film.
Cowboy Bebop: Asteroid Blues (1998) (TV Episode)
References the bar fight in Desperado (1995).
Duplicate (1998)
The gunfight in the bar, is exactly the same
The Matrix (1999)
Shooting pistols while jumping on building
All the Rage (1999)
The poster of this film can be seen in a videostore
Spaced: Chaos (1999) (TV Episode)
Mike quotes the line "Let's play!" with an Antonio Banderas impression whilst holding guns.
Urban Legends: Final Cut (2000)
Frantically picking up guns only to find they are not loaded, or, in this case, real.
Hollywood Goes to Hell (2000) (TV Short)
Chuen jik sat sau (2001)
Referenced in "Fulltime Killer" by Andy Lau's Character Tok
Equilibrium (2002)
Film Is Dead: An Evening with Robert Rodriguez (2003) (Video)
briefly mentionned
Devil May Cry 2 (2003) (Video Game)
Once Upon a Time in Mexico (2003)
Cheech Marin's character wears an eye patch over his right eye, referencing his character in Desperado who died after being shot through the right eye.
Ten Minute Flick School: Fast, Cheap, and in Control (2004) (Video)
spoke briefly about the film
Sin City (2005)
Chango Beer, featured in Desperado, is shown throughout the bar scenes.
Total Overdose: A Gunslinger's Tale in Mexico (2005) (Video Game)
The use of guitar cases as weapons
NCIS: Deception (2006) (TV Episode)
One of the teenagers compares Ziva to "Salma Hayek in Desperado."
The Holiday (2006)
DVD is shown in Amanda's house.
Grindhouse (2007)
In the Machete trailer, Machete throws (you guessed it) machetes into the sunroof of a car. It's the exact same scenario and angle as when Danny Trejo's character kills Bucho's men with the throwing knives in Desperado.
Planet Terror (2007)
In the 'trailer' for Machete, the character Machete climbs on top of a car and throws knives into it through the sunroof. This also happens in Desperado, and both characters are played by Danny Trejo.
eXploitation CinemA (2009) (Short)
referenced as a mexploitation example.
Chuck: Chuck Versus the Pink Slip (2010) (TV Episode)
Chuck goes to a club called "El Bucho" and dresses up like a Mariachi and performs on stage. In DESPERADO, the main villian is named Bucho, the hero is a Mariachi, and he performs on stage.
Jin yi wei (2010)
Qinglong carries a guitar-sized wooden box containing 8 different swords. This is similar to El Mariachi's guitar case concealing firing weapons.
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: Repo Men/The Bounty Hunter/The Runaways (2010) (TV Episode)
Brett says Robert Rodriguez brought us this movie.
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: Inception/Predators/The Sorcerer's Apprentice (2010) (TV Episode)
Brett says "Predators" was based on a script Rodriguez wrote while working on this movie
Machete (2010)
Machete is ID'd by the large tattoo of a woman on his chest in Sartana's file. In Desperado, also directed by Rodriguez, Trejo's character is also ID'd by the tattoo.
Bad Movie Beatdown: Spy Kids 3D- Game Over (2011) (TV Episode)
"This is coming from the guy who directed Desperado!"
Puss in Boots (2011)
Puss' use of a guitar as a weapon is reminiscent of his Marachi character.
Old Man Jenkins's Biscuits (2012) (TV Movie)
Influence for action scenes
Loco (2012) (TV Movie)
Influence for action scenes
10 Metres (2012)
Poster on Scott's wall
The Dirties (2013)
Matt alludes to it.
James & Mike Mondays: Mario Paint (2013) (TV Episode)
James recites the "pissing" monologue from the film.
Saints Row IV (2013) (Video Game)
In Friendly Fire, players can customize their RPG as El Fugitivo. The El Fugitivo is a reference to the guitar case rocket launcher used in the Desperado film.
Machete Kills (2013)
The guard ringtone in the helicopter is the song played by Antonio Banderas in Desperado: Cancion del Mariachi
The Expendables 3 (2014)
In one scene the antagonist says "how hard is it to kill ten guys", a line similar to what the antagonist says in Desperado, a film which was Banderas's action debut
Unikal'noe pozdravlenie (2014) (Short)
British Cinema Club double-feature VHS tape on the shelf.
Everly (2014)
It is referenced.
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Salma Hayek/Tim Gunn/Christopher Cross (2015) (TV Episode)
Salma Hayek recalls how she misunderstood a review of her first major role
Tvoje tvár má známý hlas: Episode #1.3 (2016) (TV Episode)
The famous choreography is reenacted by Petr Rychlý.
Blackcatloner Reviews: Old Fashioned (2016) (TV Episode)
On entering a room full of candles: "It either means that she is about to take part in a cliched 90's style sex scene..."

Featured in 

Ten More Minutes: Anatomy of a Shootout (1998) (Video)
scenes/shots from that film are shown here.
Cinemassacre's Top 10 Shoot 'Em Up Movies (2008) (Short)
The #7 pick.
eXploitation CinemA (2009) (Short)
scenes in the bar and Navajas using the phone.
Edición Especial Coleccionista: Matilda (2011) (TV Episode)
clips shown in DVD trailer
The 86th Annual Academy Awards (2014) (TV Special)
Popular heroes presentation.
MenT: Bolestivá kolícková výzva - Trials Fusion (2017) (TV Episode)
Short clip with Cancion del Mariachi was shown.

Spoofed in 

FLCL (2000) (TV Mini-Series)
Guitar Gun
Cats & Dogs (2001)
Everybody Hates Chris: Everybody Hates the Gout (2006) (TV Episode)
One of the body guards is seen holding a guitar case in a similar threatening style as Antonio Banderas's character from Desperado
Castle: Last Action Hero (2014) (TV Episode)
Basis of "Hard Kill"

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