From Dusk Till Dawn

From Dusk Till Dawn

DVD - 2000
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From dusk till dawn: The notorious Gekko Brothers, Seth and Richard, are on the run and headed for Mexico to meet with the mysterious "Carlos." Their simple bank robbery ended up killing multiple Texas Rangers. They hijack the mobile home of Minister Jacob Fuller and his family to ensure their safe passage. Their appointed destination is a neon-covered topless bar catering to bikers and truckers who've wandered off the beaten path. Everything seems fine until the bar's staff, band, and patrons turn out to be vampires!
Full-tilt boogie: A full-length "making of" documentary that was theatrically released. Unlike most such docs, name actors are interviewed, but are only rarely the focus of the film. This film is about the assistant directors, the personal assistants, the grips, the people from craft services, the drivers--indeed, the vast unseen bulk of the iceberg that supports the average film production. There are also disasters: the exterior facade for the Titty Twister burned down, shooting was halted by dust storms, and the threat of union action over Rodriguez's choice to shoot with a non-union crew. In the end, the last scene has the crew giving each other rounds of hugs after wrapping the last shot is as sentimental as a family reunion, testament to why films--for all the difficulty--continue to be made.

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jimg2000
Jan 23, 2019

- Directed by Robert Rodriguez and written by Quentin Tarantino.
- For fans of "Planet Terror 2007", another supernatural horror crime film by Rodriguez.
- No captions or subtittles.
- Show stopping Salma Hayek's snake dance, introduced by a younger and trimmer Danny Trejo (see Video.)
- Clever title and imaginative touch on the exterior of the bar, shown at the final few seconds of the film.

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Ron@Ottawa
Feb 27, 2018

This is a fairly old film from a time when actors like George Clooney were still young. Perhaps due to its age, you only get a reduced image footprint on the TV screen. For escapism, this films does the job for sure. It is one of the better vampire films from the past.

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wildct2003
Feb 19, 2018

OK film; looks and feels dated. Writing could have been a lot better.

britprincess1ajax May 06, 2016

Horror cheese at best. The film shifts dramatically from the first half to the second half. The first half seemed like a delightful Tarantino-penned tale, but unfortunately it gives way to a stupid vampire flick the moment they pull into the Titty Twister. Morality is debated, but not enough to justify the path it took. There's little elements that are funny here and there (especially Cheech showing up in three different roles), but it kind of ruins the tone by bringing in the chuckles. Only wish more time had been devoted to the initial plotline.

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kierre2
Aug 04, 2015

I love the director's inspiring work in this film.

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jazeebelle
Jan 23, 2015

I was suprised at how much i enjoyed this movie. It wasn't anything new persay, but it seemed fresh. And anything Tarantino is involved in usually doesn't let you dowbn.

aaa5756 Oct 06, 2012

This movie was entertaining and interesting but not one of my favorite for this year. “Not too bad---good performance”. "I fast forwarded a lot but not all the way.”

AvaPoison Jul 30, 2012

I love this movie (I own it!) and I hsave watched it since I was little :P
Tarantino movies are like, the best! From Dusk Till Dawn is one of the best haha! It is pretty cheesy in ways, and I might wanna watch it before your kids do, but it still a great movie altogether!

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richardhenry
Apr 07, 2012

Awsome soundtrack. great Tarantino movie.

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tj_is_cool
Mar 24, 2011

One of Clonney's better movies. Lots of action and violence.

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jimg2000
Jan 23, 2019

75 quotes in IMDb, thanks to the contributors. Re,ember that Tarantino wrote the screenplay. Here is one of quotes in IMDb:

Santanico Pandemonium: I'm not gonna drain you completely. You're gonna turn for me. You'll be my slave. You'll live for me. You'll eat bugs because I order it. Why? Because I don't think you're worthy of human blood. You'll feed on the blood of stray dogs. You'll be my foot stool. And at my command, you'll lick the dog shit from my boot heel. Since you'll be my dog, your new name will be "Spot". Welcome to slavery.

Seth: No, thanks. I've already had a wife.

aaa5756 Sep 14, 2013

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.” ― Martin Luther King, Jr

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britprincess1ajax May 06, 2016

britprincess1ajax thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over

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