El Mariachi takes on the dark border underworld when he follows a trail of blood to the last of the infamous Mexican drug barons. With the help of his best friend and a beautiful bookstore owner, El Mariachi confronts the drug dealer’s army of desperados in a bullet-ridden showdown.
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This movie is the epitome of badass. Rodriguez made Banderas a badass and he brought Salma Hayek a movie star and a sex symbol. He mixes these two great talents with a colorful ensemble of actors that make this feel like the Mexican Pulp Fiction.