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From Dusk Till Dawn
Directed by Robert Rodriguez
Produced by Robert Rodriguez
Quentin Tarantino
Lawrence Bender
Written by Story:
Robert Kurtzman
Screenplay:
Quentin Tarantino
Starring George Clooney
Harvey Keitel
Quentin Tarantino
Juliette Lewis
Ernest Liu
Fred Williamson
Tom Savini
Cheech Marin
Salma Hayek
Music by Graeme Revell
Cinematography Guillermo Navarro
Distributed by Miramax
Release date(s) January 19, 1996
Running time 108 min.
Language English
Budget $19,000,000
Followed by From Dusk Till Dawn 2: Texas Blood Money
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From Dusk Till Dawn is a 1996 action/horror film directed by Robert Rodriguez, and written by Quentin Tarantino. The movie stars George Clooney, Harvey Keitel, Quentin Tarantino, Juliette Lewis, and Cheech Marin. Image File history File links Information. ... From Dusk til Dawn may mean: the movie From Dusk Till Dawn the movie From Dusk Till Dawn 2: Texas Blood Money the movie From Dusk Till Dawn 3: The Hangmans Daughter the book From Dusk til Dawn: An Insiders View of the Growth of the Animal Liberation... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (526x755, 89 KB)[edit] Summary The U.S. poster for the film From Dusk Till Dawn. ... Robert Anthony Rodriguez (born June 20, 1968) is an American writer and film director who is known for making profitable, crowd-pleasing independent and studio films with fairly low budgets and fast schedules by Hollywood standards. ... Robert Anthony Rodriguez (born June 20, 1968) is an American writer and film director who is known for making profitable, crowd-pleasing independent and studio films with fairly low budgets and fast schedules by Hollywood standards. ... Quentin Jerome Tarantino (born March 27, 1963) is an American film director, actor, and Oscar winning screenwriter. ... Lawrence Bender Lawrence Bender (born 1958) is a film producer and occasional actor. ... Quentin Jerome Tarantino (born March 27, 1963) is an American film director, actor, and Oscar winning screenwriter. ... George Timothy Clooney (born May 6, 1961) is an Academy Award and two-time Golden Globe-winning American actor, director, producer and screenwriter, known for his role in the first five seasons of the long-running television drama ER (1994–99), and his rise as an A-List movie star... Harvey Keitel (born May 13, 1939) is an Academy Award-nominated American actor from New York City. ... Quentin Jerome Tarantino (born March 27, 1963) is an American film director, actor, and Oscar winning screenwriter. ... Juliette L. Lewis (born June 21, 1973[1]) is an Oscar-nominated American actress and musician. ... Fred The Hammer Williamson (born March 5, 1938 in Gary, Indiana) is a former professional football player, a star defensive back in the AFL during the 1960s. ... Thomas Vincent Savini (born November 3, 1946) is an American actor, stunt man, director and award-winning special effects and makeup artist. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Salma Hayek Jiménez (born September 2, 1966) is an Academy Award, Golden Globe and Emmy-nominated Mexican/American actress, Daytime Emmy-winning director, and an Emmy-nominated tv and film producer. ... Graeme Revell was born in New Zealand in 1955. ... Guillermo Navarro (born 1955) is an Academy Award-winning Mexican cinematographer. ... Miramax is a Big Ten film distribution and production company. ... January 19 is the 19th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... The year 1996 in film involved some significant events. ... Robert Anthony Rodriguez (born June 20, 1968) is an American writer and film director who is known for making profitable, crowd-pleasing independent and studio films with fairly low budgets and fast schedules by Hollywood standards. ... Quentin Jerome Tarantino (born March 27, 1963) is an American film director, actor, and Oscar winning screenwriter. ... George Timothy Clooney (born May 6, 1961) is an Academy Award and two-time Golden Globe-winning American actor, director, producer and screenwriter, known for his role in the first five seasons of the long-running television drama ER (1994–99), and his rise as an A-List movie star... Harvey Keitel (born May 13, 1939) is an Academy Award-nominated American actor from New York City. ... Quentin Jerome Tarantino (born March 27, 1963) is an American film director, actor, and Oscar winning screenwriter. ... Juliette L. Lewis (born June 21, 1973[1]) is an Oscar-nominated American actress and musician. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ...

Contents

Plot

The movie opens with the fugitive Gecko brothers Seth (George Clooney) and Richie (Quentin Tarantino) fleeing the F.B.I. and Texas police after Richie has broken Seth out of prison in a bloody shootout. Seth Gecko is a cold, tough anti-hero, while his younger brother Richie is a delusional, homicidal serial rapist. George Timothy Clooney (born May 6, 1961) is an Academy Award and two-time Golden Globe-winning American actor, director, producer and screenwriter, known for his role in the first five seasons of the long-running television drama ER (1994–99), and his rise as an A-List movie star... Quentin Jerome Tarantino (born March 27, 1963) is an American film director, actor, and Oscar winning screenwriter. ...


The film begins in a liquor store where Seth and Richie hold two girls hostage while attempting to get Pete Bottoms, the clerk, to get rid of Texas Ranger Earl McGraw, who has entered the store. Just as McGraw is about to leave, he is shot in the head by Richie, thinking that Pete has mouthed "help us." This leads to an argument between Seth and Richie, and Richie shoots Pete in the shoulder. Enraged, Pete manages to pull out a gun he had hidden in a safe. Though he manages to shoot Richie in the hand, but when he fails to reload quickly enough, he is set on fire by the two brothers (during which the hostages escape). As the two siblings argue and depart, the liquor store is quickly catching fire and explodes behind the two, who don't bother to notice. It is revealed during the brothers argument that Richie was only supposed to simply buy a road map from the store. For other uses, see Texas Rangers. ...


The Geckos arrive at a motel, along with Gloria Hill, a hostage they had in the trunk of their car. Seth warns Hill not to talk or try to escape, then leaves to go get food and to scope Mexico's border, while Richie watches a news report about him and his brother.


The film then cuts to the Fuller family: Jacob (Harvey Keitel), the father and a former pastor who has experienced a crisis of faith, and his two children Scott (Ernest Liu) and Kate (Juliette Lewis). The Fullers are on a vacation in their RV. Harvey Keitel (born May 13, 1939) is an Academy Award-nominated American actor from New York City. ... Juliette L. Lewis (born June 21, 1973[1]) is an Oscar-nominated American actress and musician. ... “RV” redirects here. ...


Meanwhile, Seth returns with food for the three of them and discovers that Richie has raped and killed Hill, whose nude and battered body lies on a bed. This enrages Seth, but then he calms down and promises his brother that they will get to Mexico tomorrow.


The Fullers arrive at the motel, only to be kidnapped by the Geckos, who force the Fullers to smuggle the brothers past the Mexican Border. Richie's eyes begin to roam on Kate which makes Seth and Jacob uncomfortable. But both men make an uneasy truce if it means Jacob and his family will come out of the ordeal unharmed and the Geckos can make it past the border. They manage to fool the border agent (Cheech Marin, in a triple role) and arrive at the "Titty Twister", a bar in the middle of a desolate wasteland, where the Geckos have agreed to be picked up by Carlos (Cheech Marin again), their contact, at dawn. This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ...


At the "Titty Twister", the Geckos run into a few conflicts. First they encounter Chet Pussy, an obnoxious bouncer (Cheech Marin again) whom Seth and Richie pummel to gain entrance. Then Razor Charlie (Danny Trejo), the owner and main bartender, refuses to serve them, stating that he only serves bikers and truck drivers. Though Jacob manages to prove that he is a truck driver, stating that a truck license is required to drive an RV, Seth nevertheless gets angry when Big Emillio, a bouncer, puts his hand on him. This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Danny Trejo (born May 16, 1944) is an Mexican-American actor who has appeared in many Hollywood movies. ...


Exotic dancer Santanico Pandemonium (Salma Hayek), the main attraction at the "Titty Twister", appears. After her show is over, Chet the bouncer, having recovered from his beating, enters the bar with Razor Charlie and Big Emilio at his side. Once they attack the Geckos and stabbing Richie in his wounded hand, he and Seth shoot all three to death. Upon seeing Richie's blood soaked hand, Santanico morphs into a horrible creature, jumps on Richie's back and sinks her fangs into his neck, killing him. It soon becomes evident that everyone who works at the "Titty Twister" are vampires. Salma Hayek Jiménez (born September 2, 1966) is an Academy Award, Golden Globe and Emmy-nominated Mexican/American actress, Daytime Emmy-winning director, and an Emmy-nominated tv and film producer. ...


In the ensuing chaos, nearly every biker and trucker in the bar is killed in a bloodbath. Only, Seth, Jacob, Kate, and Scott survive, along with a biker named Sex Machine (Tom Savini) who has a gun holstered to his crotch, and Frost (Fred Williamson), a Vietnam War veteran who likes cigars. They manage to kill all of the vampires in the room (including Santanico Pandemonium, Razor Charlie, Big Emillio, Chet Pussy, and a vampire called "Mouth Bitch"), but their problems are not yet over. A host of vampires attempt to enter the bar, which is then barricaded. Also, the slain clients - including Richie - are starting to rise again as vampires and must be destroyed. During the struggle, one of the vampires bites Sex Machine in the arm, who tries to cover up his wound. Thomas Vincent Savini (born November 3, 1946) is an American actor, stunt man, director and award-winning special effects and makeup artist. ... Fred The Hammer Williamson (born March 5, 1938 in Gary, Indiana) is a former professional football player, a star defensive back in the AFL during the 1960s. ...


The survivors try to decide what to do next. Some of them suggest staying until dawn. When Kate says in ever-growing panic that she cannot stand all of this, Frost disagrees, recalling a traumatic event that occurred to him in Vietnam. While he is telling this story, Sex Machine begins to develop vampire traits and when Frost finishes his story, Sex Machine bites him (non-fatally) on the neck. He also manages to bite Jacob in the arm and throws him against a wall, before being thrown through a door by Frost, causing all of the vampires to enter. In the process, Frost also turns into a vampire instantly. Seth, Kate, and Scott quickly escape to a back room.


Meanwhile, Jacob manages to combine a baseball bat and a shotgun in the form of a cross and escapes into the back room where Seth, Scott, and Kate are hiding. They fashion weapons from items found in the storeroom (including carving crosses on the remaining bullets in Seth's gun), and prepare to fight the vampires. Jacob makes his children swear that they will kill him when he inevitably changes into a vampire.


The four then make their assault on the undead. Seth and Kate manage to kill Sex Machine (after he turns into a demon rat), and Jacob attacks Frost. However, just after Frost is vanquished, the other vampires stop attacking Jacob, since Jacob has turned into a vampire himself. He bites Scott, who is then forced to kill him. Scott is then attacked by several vampires and Kate is forced to shoot him and his attackers. As the vampires have VERY poor reactions to anything blessed, the bullets blow up their bodies, which blows up Scott as well.


Seth and Kate quickly get surrounded by the vampires, but then streams of sunlight shine through holes in the walls, showing that it is now dawn. Seth and Kate quickly shoot holes into the walls through which sunlight pours in, holding the remaining vampires at bay. Just then, Carlos attempts to enter the building. On Seth's call his bodyguards blast open the door, and the sunlight streaming in in a broad beam (and a disco ball on the ceiling reflecting it into every corner of the bar) blows up all of the remaining vampires. A mirrored disco ball A disco ball, mirror ball, or ball mirror is a roughly spherical object that reflects light directed at it in many directions, producing a complex display. ...


Seth and Kate flee the building as the vampires go up in flames. Seth berates Carlos for choosing the "Titty Twister" as their rendez-vous and demands that now he will pay Carlos only 15% (rather than 30% as per their prior agreement) because of Richie and the Fullers' deaths. The two agree on 20%, only to have Carlos raise it to 25% at the last second. Seth leaves with Carlos. Though he is tempted to take Kate with him, he decides he is not evil enough to take her to a town of vicious criminals, where he will surely meet a bad end, stating his famous line, "I may be a bastard, but I'm not a fucking bastard." (This line is parodied by Australian satire band TISM with their song "I Might Be A Cunt, But I'm Not A Fucking Cunt"). He allows her to continue her journey without him, though she appears somewhat at a loss to continue her family's vacation after the events of the night. TISM (an acronym of This Is Serious Mum) is a seven piece anonymous alternative rock band from Melbourne, Australia. ... I Might Be A Cunt, But Im Not A Fucking Cunt was the second single off www. ...


As they leave, the camera pans back to reveal that the "Titty Twister" was actually the top of a buried ancient Aztec Temple, presumably the home of vampires for centuries, and reveals hundreds of trucks and bikes that have been toppled down the side of the cliff following their owner's untimely demise. It has been suggested that Mexica be merged into this article or section. ...


Cast

Actor Role
Harvey Keitel Jacob Fuller
George Clooney Seth Gecko
Quentin Tarantino Richie Gecko
Juliette Lewis Kate Fuller
Ernest Liu Scott Fuller
Salma Hayek Santanico Pandemonium
Cheech Marin Border Guard / Chet Pussy / Carlos
Danny Trejo Razor Charlie
Tom Savini Sex Machine
Fred Williamson Frost
Michael Parks Texas Ranger Earl McGraw

Harvey Keitel (born May 13, 1939) is an Academy Award-nominated American actor from New York City. ... The original, unused poster for the movie From Dusk Till Dawn. ... George Timothy Clooney (born May 6, 1961) is an Academy Award and two-time Golden Globe-winning American actor, director, producer and screenwriter, known for his role in the first five seasons of the long-running television drama ER (1994–99), and his rise as an A-List movie star... Seth Gecko is one of the main characters in the original From Dusk Till Dawn movie. ... Quentin Jerome Tarantino (born March 27, 1963) is an American film director, actor, and Oscar winning screenwriter. ... The original, unused poster for the movie From Dusk Till Dawn. ... Juliette L. Lewis (born June 21, 1973[1]) is an Oscar-nominated American actress and musician. ... The original, unused poster for the movie From Dusk Till Dawn. ... Salma Hayek Jiménez (born September 2, 1966) is an Academy Award, Golden Globe and Emmy-nominated Mexican/American actress, Daytime Emmy-winning director, and an Emmy-nominated tv and film producer. ... Santanico Pandemonium or Esmerlda (b. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Danny Trejo (born May 16, 1944) is an Mexican-American actor who has appeared in many Hollywood movies. ... Thomas Vincent Savini (born November 3, 1946) is an American actor, stunt man, director and award-winning special effects and makeup artist. ... Fred The Hammer Williamson (born March 5, 1938 in Gary, Indiana) is a former professional football player, a star defensive back in the AFL during the 1960s. ... Michael Parks (born April 24, 1940) is an American actor and singer. ...

Vampires

See also: Characters of From Dusk Till Dawn

Main Vampires. The original, unused poster for the movie From Dusk Till Dawn. ...

Santanico Pandemonium's true form.
  • Santanico Pandemonium: Vampire queen and main attraction at the Titty Twister. She sparks off the vamps' feeding frenzy when she kills Richie Gecko in a spur-of-the-moment surge of bloodlust, triggered by his bleeding hand. He is the most notable of the two characters she kills in the film. The other is featured in the Deleted Scenes section of the Laserdisc and DVD where Santanico (human form) sits on the lap of a dazed and wounded biker (played by Gregory Nicotero of KNB Effects). Holding his gaze for a moment a second mouth (resembling a monstrous snake) erupts out of her mouth and bites his head off. She is killed when she is impaled by a chandelier which is shot down by Seth. She is played by Salma Hayek.
  • Razor Charlie: Apparent owner of the Titty Twister. Gruff, surly and untrusting, Razor Charlie is the main bar-tender and he is the announcer for the main show put on for the victims lured for the resident Vampire staff and dancers to devour at a certain point in the evening. Charlie is the one who wounds Richie's already-wounded hand which initially is what causes the said 'feeding frenzy' mentioned before. He makes no notable kills but during his screen-time he rips a man's arm off and attacks Sex Machine twice- ultimately being staked by him the second time round. He is played by Danny Trejo.
  • Big Emilio: Bouncer of the Titty Twister. Big Emilio is as the name goes- he's a big guy. Seth immediately hates him due to a confrontation soon after first entering the Titty Twister due to his first encounter with where he puts his hand on Seth's shoulder as a threat. When Santanico is killed he makes a beeline for Seth, killing all the bikers and truckers stupid enough to attempt to stop him. He is killed by both Frost and Sex Machine. Frost rips his heart out and Sex Machine puts a pencil through it, finishing him off.
  • Chet Pussy: Played by Cheech Marin. Chet's most memorable line from the movie is his "pussy" sales pitch as Seth, Richie, and their hostages approach the bar. He takes a moment to ogle Jacob's daughter as they walk towards the door. He places his hand on Seth's shoulder and begins to tell him that he cannot enter. At this, Seth breaks his fingers and punches him in the face knocking him down. The gang then enters the bar, but not before Richie turns back to give Chet a few kicks in the ribs while he's on the ground. Chet's second appearance occurs after Santanico's performance, Seth spots him talking to Razor Charlie and Big Emilio and all three approach the table where our heroes are sitting. He explains what happened and, upon trying to remove the Gecko brothers, all three of them are attacked and "killed". After Santanico begins the feeding frenzy Chet can be seen biting the neck of a victim before spotting Jacob's daughter behind the bar hiding. He jumps up on the bar and begins to taunt her. She then grabs her necklace which has a cross on it and shoves it into the Doorman's mouth killing him.

Minor Vampires Image File history File links SantanVamp. ... Image File history File links SantanVamp. ... Gregory Nicotero (born March 15, 1964) is an American special effects creator and actor. ... Salma Hayek Jiménez (born September 2, 1966) is an Academy Award, Golden Globe and Emmy-nominated Mexican/American actress, Daytime Emmy-winning director, and an Emmy-nominated tv and film producer. ... Danny Trejo (born May 16, 1944) is an Mexican-American actor who has appeared in many Hollywood movies. ...

"Mouth Bitch" in action.
  • Mouth Bitch: A resident vamp featured in the "Mexican Standoff" scene. The "Mouth Bitch" originally had a much larger role when the frenzy starts. A gaping, blood-splattered hole is present in her stomach during the standoff but is never explained. The scene which show the origin of the hole had been cut but can be viewed in the deleted scenes of the Laserdisc and DVD. This vampire sits on a biker's lap, which previously held a beautiful waitress. In the scenes the biker (played by Gino Crognale, makeup effects) looks away from the girl surveying the chaos surrounding them in shocked silence. A moment later, a horrifying realisation dawns on him and he slowly turns round to see a hideous gremlin-like vampire in place of the waitress. She toys with him by sticking her tongue into his screaming mouth as her form of "kissing". They are later encountered by Seth. Mouth Bitch takes notice of him and taunts him by standing up to face him with the biker in tow. Performing a strange sort of 'dance', Mouth Bitch pushes her victim down towards her belly and it rips open to reveal a large mouth which bites the man's head off. She then begins to pursue a momentarily-stunned Seth with intent of having as her next victim. This vampire was a design of Robert Rodriguez's and was constantly referred to numerous times in the behind-the-scenes footage on the DVD. The creature's method of feeding was created as a homage to John Carpenter's The Thing.
  • The Rat Man: The demonic rat monster Sex Machine's body transforms into almost instantaneously after Seth "kills" him. Seth steals Sex Machine's bullwhip during a confrontation during the final onslaught of vampires and decapitates him with it. Dismissing him as another dead vamp, Seth continues fighting for his life, meanwhile a strange metamorphosis takes place in Sex Machine's still body. His limbs stretch out to an almost skeletal extent, his body splits apart and is revealed to have been given an animal-like quality with an arching spine and finally a monstrous head emerges out from the severed neck. The final form is like a demon rodent of sorts, hence its name, the "Rat Man". Seth tackles the rodent with his motorized stake but the Rat Man knocks him over and pulls him underneath its body pinning him. Seth fends off its snapping jaws but is fighting a losing battle. At that point, Kate takes aim at the Rat Man. Getting Seth's attention, he pushes the rodent's head upward and Kate shoots it in the head with crossbow. Gaining an upper hand, Seth plants his feet on the Rat Man's chest and kicks into a nearby fire where it is incinerated.
The "Wild Bunch"
  • The "Wild Bunch": This nickname was given to a quartet of female vampires who have a standoff with Seth and co. (Jacob, Frost and Sex Machine) when all other 'original' resident vampires in the Titty Twister were supposedly killed. The name was most likely a reference to the Western of the same name.

Two of the vampires made an appearance in the final cut of the movie when the initial feeding frenzy begins. One, who can be recognised as the dancer who declared "Dinner is served!" moments after Santanico Pandemonium kill Richie while the other used a paperfan to slice open a man's neck whom she had previously been seducing. The other two were the "Mouth Bitch" with the now-exposed 'mouth' from a previous scene and another large human-like vampire who tortured a victim in another Deleted Scene by popping a large pimple on her victim's face. Image File history File links MouthBitch. ... Image File history File links MouthBitch. ... This article is about the 1982 remake of The Thing from Another World. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (864x576, 119 KB) Left to right: Mouth Bitch; Dinner is Served vamp; Pimple-popper vamp; Neck slicer vamp This image is a screenshot from a copyrighted film, and the copyright for it is most likely owned by the studio which produced... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (864x576, 119 KB) Left to right: Mouth Bitch; Dinner is Served vamp; Pimple-popper vamp; Neck slicer vamp This image is a screenshot from a copyrighted film, and the copyright for it is most likely owned by the studio which produced...


In a scene credited as the "Mexican Standoff" the vampires and humans face each other and ready themselves for action while Scott and Kate seek refuge behind the bar. Seth cocks his gun, Sex Machine brandishes his whip, Frost wields the pencil used to stake Big Emilio and Jacob readies a sharpened stake. The vamps respond with a growl and start walking towards them- fangs bared. The men follow suit and both parties clash resulting in four staked vampires and a moment's piece of mind. .. before the next onslaught.


The Band: A band dressed as mariachi singers is playing a Mexican rock and roll song on stage in the bar as Seth and everybody enter. They continue to play in the background until Razor Charlie announces the beginning of Santanico's performance, when they begin a slower more seductive song. They stop briefly afterward as Seth and Richie "kill" Razor, Big Emilio, and the Doorman. Then they start to play again after Santanico kills Richie and begins the feeding frenzy. As the feeding frenzy takes place the camera cuts to a shot of the mariachi band that had been playing when Seth and co. had first come in, only to show they've transformed into demonic vampire versions of themselves. Their instruments have also changed. For example, the lead guitarist's guitar is now a limbless torso with a leg serving as the handle. They continue to play until Seth kills Santanico and are forgotten about for the time being. Frost and Sex Machine then face off with Big Emilio and the gang make short work of the Wild Bunch. Until now, our heroes had forgotten the band completely. As the group surveys the carnage, the lead guitarist plays a couple strings reminding our heroes their work is not over as Sex Machine states, "Now lets kill that fuckin' band!" As they approach the Band's lead guitarist, shows how rock and roll vampires can be as he gives Sex Machine the finger and yells, "Fuck you everybody, GOODNIGHT!" just as the stage explodes. It's unknown whether or not the Band used this as an exit strategy or just committed suicide.


Labor issues during production

From Dusk Till Dawn employed a non-union production crew, which is unusual for a production with a budget above 10 million dollars. Rodriguez, Tarantino and producer Lawrence Bender defended this choice because it made for a more team-like atmosphere on the set instead of people having to stick to their certified jobs. Yet the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, Moving Picture Technicians, Artists and Allied Crafts targeted the production for strike action seeking to shut down filming, feeling that the film was a large enough production to warrant a unionized crew. Police were employed on set during some shooting days although no strike or rioting ever took place. This issue is covered in the making-of documentary Full Tilt Boogie featured on the film's DVD. Lawrence Bender Lawrence Bender (born 1958) is a film producer and occasional actor. ... Full Tilt Boogie is a 1997 documentary directed by Sarah Kelly. ...


Soundtrack

Main article: From Dusk Till Dawn (soundtrack)

The soundtrack features mainly Texas blues by such artists as ZZ Top, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Jimmie Vaughan. The Chicano rock band Tito & Tarantula, who portrayed the band in the Titty Twister, appears on the soundtrack as well. The film's score is by Graeme Revell. Quentin Tarantino film soundtrack chronology From Dusk Till Dawn: Music from the Motion Picture is the soundtrack album for the 1996 action-comedy-horror film, From Dusk Till Dawn, directed by Robert Rodriguez and screenplay by Quentin Tarantino. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... ZZ Top is an American blues rock band formed in 1969 in Houston, Texas. ... Stephen Stevie Ray Vaughan (October 3, 1954 – August 27, 1990), born in Dallas, Texas, was an American blues guitarist. ... Jimmie Vaughan (born in March 21, 1951 in Dallas, Texas) is an American blues guitarist and singer. ... Los Lobos Chicano rock or Latin rock is rock music performed by Mexican American groups or music with themes derived from Chicano culture. ... Tito & Tarantula are a rock band formed in 1992, a few years after Tito Larrivas previous band, the Cruzados, disbanded. ... Graeme Revell was born in New Zealand in 1955. ...


Trivia

The original poster for the film, by Frank Frazetta.
  • This film was banned in the Republic of Ireland on release in 1996, until 2000. [citation needed]
  • The sign at The Titty Twister was supposed to read "From Dusk Till Dawn", but director Robert Rodriguez did not notice until the movie was in post-production.
  • Rodriguez originally commissioned one of his favourite painters, Frank Frazetta, to create the one-sheet poster for the film. Although the poster ultimately wasn't used, Rodriguez struck up a friendship with Frazetta and the two planned on working together. This almost came to fruition in early 2004 when Rodriguez was originally hired to direct John Carter of Mars and he brought on Frazetta as the film's production designer. When Rodriguez was forced to leave the film, Frazetta left as well.
  • The movie's storyline heavily influenced the music video for Rammstein's song "Engel" including the part when Satanico Pandemonium feeds Richie a drink down her leg with her foot in his mouth.
  • Seth's line "Okay ramblers, let's get rambling." is the same line said by Joe Cabot in Quentin Tarantino's film, Reservoir Dogs. Two actors from that film, Quentin Tarantino and Harvey Keitel are also in this movie.
  • The Gecko Brothers is an allusion to the Frogg brothers, Edgar and Alan Frogg, the siblings from The Lost Boys.
  • Quentin Tarantino had been asked by Rodriguez to co-direct, but declined to focus more on acting.
  • The Gecko brothers are trying to get to El Ray, Mexico, a reference to Jim Thompson's novel The Getaway where it is a fictional town filled with doomed criminals who have nowhere left to run.
  • The burgers Seth Gecko buys and brings to the motel are from Big Kahuna Burger, a reference to Pulp Fiction.
  • Behind the bar in the Titty Twister is a neon sign that says "Chango Beer". The Chango Beer brand was mentioned by Cheech's character in Desperado ("All I got is piss warm Chango"). In a deleted scene a bottle can be seen with Chango seen clearly before Sex Machine (Tom Savini) breaks it with a whip. The beer also appears again in the Sin City film adaptation during the "That Yellow Bastard" segment when Hartigan follows a clue to Kate's Bar. The name Chango turns up as well in The Faculty (also directed by Rodriguez) as the name of the football team that is the opposition in the football game against the Harrington Hornetts (the name is announced as "The Bruns County Changos" over a P.A. announcement during one of the sequences that occurring during the school day).
  • The "Ezekiel" speech Samuel L. Jackson gives in Pulp Fiction was originally in the script for From Dusk Till Dawn in the scene where Jacob fights back the army of vampires by using a shotgun and a bat as a cross.
  • The character of Earl McGraw also appears in Tarantino's film Kill Bill and both segments of the film Grindhouse (which exists as two movies directed by Rodriguez and Tarantino). Michael Parks reprised the role in all of these appearances.
  • The "crotch gun" that Sex Machine wears can be seen in Rodriguez's film Desperado.
  • Rappers Timbaland and Magoo's music video for "Clock Strikes (Remix)" revolves around them going through the same situation that the Gecko brothers did.
  • Seth Gecko leaves with Carlos at the end of the movie to journey to El Ray, Mexico. The main character from the Robert Rodriguez segment of Grindhouse, Planet Terror, is El Wray.
  • Richie Gecko's gun is a silver-plated Colt M1911 pistol.

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Sequel and prequel

The film was followed by two direct-to-video follow-ups, a sequel, From Dusk Till Dawn 2: Texas Blood Money and a prequel, From Dusk Till Dawn 3: The Hangman's Daughter. Danny Trejo is the only actor to appear in all three, although Michael Parks appears in The Hangman's Daughter. Rodriguez, Tarantino and Lawrence Bender served as producers on all three movies. A film that is released direct-to-video (also straight-to-video) is one which has been released to the public on home video formats first rather than first being released in movie theaters. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... A prequel is a work that portrays events which include the structure, conventions, and/or characters of a previously completed narrative, but occur at an earlier time. ... Danny Trejo (born May 16, 1944) is an Mexican-American actor who has appeared in many Hollywood movies. ... Michael Parks (born April 24, 1940) is an American actor and singer. ... Lawrence Bender Lawrence Bender (born 1958) is a film producer and occasional actor. ...


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From Dusk Till Dawn series
Films From Dusk Till Dawn | From Dusk Till Dawn 2: Texas Blood Money | From Dusk Till Dawn 3: The Hangman's Daughter
Other Full Tilt Boogie
Characters Seth Gecko | Richie Gecko | Jacob Fuller | Kate Fuller | Earl McGraw | Buck | Johnny Madrid
Vampires Santanico Pandemonium | Chet Pussy | Big Emilio | Razor Charlie | Quixla | Razor Eddie | Mouth Bitch
Locations Titty Twister
Cast George Clooney | Quentin Tarantino | Harvey Keitel | Juliette Lewis | Salma Hayek | Robert Patrick | Marco Leonardi
Crew Robert Rodriguez | Quentin Tarantino | Lawrence Bender | Scott Spiegel | P.J. Pesce
Music From Dusk Till Dawn: Music from the Motion Picture
Games From Dusk Till Dawn

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George Timothy Clooney (born May 6, 1961) is an Academy Award and two-time Golden Globe-winning American actor, director, producer and screenwriter, known for his role in the first five seasons of the long-running television drama ER (1994–99), and his rise as an A-List movie star... Quentin Jerome Tarantino (born March 27, 1963) is an American film director, actor, and Oscar winning screenwriter. ... Harvey Keitel (born May 13, 1939) is an Academy Award-nominated American actor from New York City. ... Juliette L. Lewis (born June 21, 1973[1]) is an Oscar-nominated American actress and musician. ... Salma Hayek Jiménez (born September 2, 1966) is an Academy Award, Golden Globe and Emmy-nominated Mexican/American actress, Daytime Emmy-winning director, and an Emmy-nominated tv and film producer. ... Robert Patrick (born November 5, 1958) is a Saturn Award-winning American film and television actor. ... Marco Leonardi (born November 4, 1971) is an Australian actor born to Italian parents. ... Robert Anthony Rodriguez (born June 20, 1968) is an American writer and film director who is known for making profitable, crowd-pleasing independent and studio films with fairly low budgets and fast schedules by Hollywood standards. ... Quentin Jerome Tarantino (born March 27, 1963) is an American film director, actor, and Oscar winning screenwriter. ... Lawrence Bender Lawrence Bender (born 1958) is a film producer and occasional actor. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Quentin Tarantino film soundtrack chronology From Dusk Till Dawn: Music from the Motion Picture is the soundtrack album for the 1996 action-comedy-horror film, From Dusk Till Dawn, directed by Robert Rodriguez and screenplay by Quentin Tarantino. ... From Dusk Till Dawn is a first-person shooter based on the From Dusk Till Dawn series, released in 2001 (following From Dusk Till Dawn) for Windows. ... 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Saying that From Dusk Till Dawn 2: Texas Blood Money (TBM) pales in comparison to the original From Dusk Till Dawn (FDTD) might be a bit unfair.
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From Dusk Till Dawn is a 1996 action/horror film directed by Robert Rodriguez.
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