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The Mexico Trilogy is a series of films: El Mariachi, Desperado and Once Upon a Time in Mexico, all written, produced and directed by Robert Rodriguez, beginning in 1992 and ending in 2003 and distributed by Columbia Tristar which tell the continuing story of the movies' main character, "El Mariachi".

  • Number of Movies: 3
  • Revenue: $125,631,947

Featured Cast

  1. Antonio Banderas

    Antonio Banderas

    El Mariachi

  2. Carlos Gallardo

    Carlos Gallardo

    El Mariachi, Campa

  3. Salma Hayek

    Salma Hayek


  4. Jaime de Hoyos

    Jaime de Hoyos

    Bigotón, Bigoton

  5. Johnny Depp

    Johnny Depp


  6. Joaquim de Almeida
  7. Peter Marquardt

    Peter Marquardt

    Mauricio (Moco), Moco

  8. Steve Buscemi

    Steve Buscemi


  9. Eva Mendes

    Eva Mendes


  10. Cheech Marin

    Cheech Marin

    Short Bartender, Belini

  11. Mickey Rourke
  12. Danny Trejo

    Danny Trejo

    Navajas, Cucuy

Featured Crew

  1. Robert Rodriguez

    Robert Rodriguez

    Directing, Writing

El Mariachi

September 4, 1992

El Mariachi just wants to play his guitar and carry on the family tradition. Unfortunately, the town he tries to find work in has another visitor, a killer who carries his guns in a guitar case. The drug lord and his henchmen mistake el Mariachi for the killer, Azul, and chase him around town trying to kill him and get his guitar case.


August 25, 1995

El Mariachi, a musician, arrives in a Mexican town and is mistaken as a hit-man. He runs into trouble with a local drug lord and seeks to avenge the death of his lover.

Once Upon a Time in Mexico

September 11, 2003

Hitman "El Mariachi" becomes involved in international espionage involving a psychotic CIA agent and a corrupt Mexican general.

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