Machete (2010 film)
Machete is a 2010 American exploitation action film written and directed by Robert Rodriguez and Ethan Maniquis. Based on the eponymous character from the Spy Kids franchise, the film is an expansion of a fake trailer of the same name published as a part of the promotion of Rodriguez's and Quentin Tarantino's 2007 Grindhouse double-feature. Machete continues the B movie and exploitation style of Grindhouse, includes some of the footage from the original; the film stars Danny Trejo reprising the title role from the Spy Kids series and the fake trailer, co-stars Robert De Niro, Jessica Alba, Don Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez, Steven Seagal, Lindsay Lohan, Cheech Marin and Jeff Fahey. This was Trejo's first lead role as the character, Seagal's first theatrically released film since 2002's Half Past Dead. Machete was released in the United States by 20th Century Fox and Rodriguez's company, Troublemaker Studios, on September 3, 2010. A sequel, Machete Kills, directed by Rodriguez alone, was released on October 11, 2013.
In Mexico, Machete Cortez, a Mexican Federal and his younger partner are on a mission to rescue a kidnapped girl. During the operation, his partner is killed, the kidnapped girl stabs him in the leg before being killed herself, Machete is betrayed by his corrupt Chief to the powerful drug lord and former Federal, Rogelio Torrez, who kills Machete's wife and implies that he will kill his daughter before leaving him for dead. Three years a down-and-out Machete roams Texas, scraping by on yard work. Michael Booth, a local businessman and spin doctor, explains to Machete that corrupt Texas State Senator John McLaughlin is sending hundreds of illegal immigrants out of the country, which would reduce the number of laborers. In order to stop this, Booth offers Machete $150,000 to kill McLaughlin. Machete accepts the murder contract. Machete trains a rifle on McLaughlin from a rooftop during a rally, but before he fires he sees one of Booth's henchmen aiming at him; the henchman shoots Machete in the shoulder shoots McLaughlin in the leg.
It is revealed that Booth orchestrated the attempted assassination as part of a false flag operation to gain public support for McLaughlin's secure border campaign. By setting up Machete as the gunman, the conspirators make it appear that an outlaw illegal Mexican immigrant has tried to assassinate the senator, known for his tough stance on illegal immigration. An injured Machete escapes capture by Booth and is taken to a hospital to be treated for wounds, escaping once again from Booth's henchmen at the hospital. Agent Sartana Rivera, a persistent U. S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent, is sent by her superior to find and capture the injured Machete. Machete, with the help of Luz, aka Shé, the leader of an illegal immigrant aid movement known as the Network, recruits Padre, his "holy" brother. To take revenge on Booth, Machete kidnaps Booth's wife June and his daughter April, after "starring" in an amateur adult film with them, he collects evidence from Booth's house linking McLaughlin and Torrez in a major drug trafficking deal.
After encountering Machete, Sartana begins to develop an interest in him. Elsewhere, revealed to be working for Torrez, hires a hitman, Osiris Amanpour, to assist in the hunt for Machete. A group of border vigilantes, sponsored by McLaughlin and led by Von Jackson, begin attacking anyone who may be harboring Machete and shoot Luz in the right eye. Booth and Osiris kill Padre in his church by nailing him to a cross, but do not find his own wife and daughter. Unbeknownst to Booth, the church has cameras. Through the CCTV recordings, the news of McLaughlin's corruption and faked assassination is aired on national television. Infuriated, McLaughlin heads back to join Torrez and Jackson to kill Machete. In order to eliminate the people who double-crossed him, Machete gathers the Mexican Network and leads them to the base of the border vigilantes; when McLaughlin arrives at the base, Jackson turns on him for being involved with the Mexican drug trade and attempts to execute him, but is interrupted when Machete and the illegals arrive.
During this confrontation, the Mexican illegals triumph over the border vigilantes. Jackson tries to escape, but Luz, who survived and now sports an eye patch, shoots him in the back of the head. Machete fights Torrez and stabs him, who scornfully kills himself through Seppuku. April shows up wearing a nun's habit after escaping from the church and shoots McLaughlin after figuring out that he has killed her father. McLaughlin, manages to escape, but he is killed by the last remnants of his own border vigilante group, who mistake him for a Mexican. Machete meets with Sartana, they ride off into the night. The closing credits announce further adventures for Machete. Danny Trejo as Machete Cortez, "a legendary ex-Federale with a deadly attitude and the skills to match." Robert De Niro as Senator John McLaughlin, a politician campaigning to incite hatred against illegal immigrants. Jessica Alba as Sartana Rivera, "a beautiful Immigrations Officer torn between enforcing the law and doing what is popular in the eyes of her familia."
Alba portrays Sartana's twin sister in deleted scenes only. Steven Seagal as Rogelio Torrez, a drug lord, as well as Machete's former partner with the Federales. Michelle Rodriguez as Luz/Shé, "a taco-truck lady with a revolutionary heart." Jeff Fahey as Michael Booth, "a ruthless businessman with an endless payroll of killers." Cheech Marin as Padre Benicio Del Toro, Machete's brother, "a priest who's good with blessings, but bet
The Faculty is a 1998 American science fiction teen horror film written by Kevin Williamson, directed by Robert Rodriguez, starring Elijah Wood, Josh Hartnett, Shawn Hatosy, Jordana Brewster, Clea DuVall, Laura Harris, Robert Patrick, Bebe Neuwirth, Piper Laurie, Famke Janssen, Usher Raymond, Salma Hayek, Jon Stewart. The film was released on 1998, by Miramax Films through Dimension Films, it grossed $40.3 million at the US box office. The film has developed a cult following in the years since its release. One evening at Herrington High School in Ohio, several teachers and Principal Drake leave after discussing the school's budget; when Drake returns to retrieve her keys, Coach Willis becomes erratic and stabs a pencil through Drake's hand when she attempts to leave. Drama teacher Mrs. Olson emotionlessly stabs Drake with scissors; the following morning, the students arrive, including Casey Connor, the dedicated but perpetually harassed photographer for the school newspaper. Casey is the unappreciated assistant to spiteful Delilah Profitt, the paper's editor-in-chief and head cheerleader.
Delilah's mistreated boyfriend Stan Rosado is contemplating quitting the football team to pursue academics. Zeke Tyler is an rebellious student repeating his senior year. Tyler sells, among other illegal items, a powdery ecstasy-like drug he distributes. Naive transfer student Marybeth Louise Hutchinson befriends self-styled outcast Stokely Mitchell, who has deliberately spread rumors that she is a lesbian though she has a crush on Stan. Marybeth develops a crush on Zeke. Casey notices a strange creature on the football field and takes it to science teacher Mr. Furlong, who believes it is a new species of cephalopod-specific parasite called a mesozoan. Delilah and Casey hide in the teachers' lounge to find a story, they witness Coach Willis and Ms. Olson forcing one of the creatures into the ear of school nurse Ms. Harper, they find the body of Mrs. Brummel. Casey and Delilah flee, Casey calls the police. Principal Drake claims nothing is wrong and Casey is seeking attention; the next day, Casey tells Delilah and Stokely he believes the teachers are being controlled by aliens.
After Zeke and Marybeth tease them about their theory, Mr. Furlong confronts them. Furlong becomes defensive and attempts to infect them. Zeke cuts off Furlong's fingers, which keep moving on their own, injects his homemade drugs into Furlong's eye killing him. Zeke takes the five to his house, he discovers it can be killed by his drugs. Zeke makes everyone take his drug to prove. Delilah is revealed as infected, she destroys Zeke's lab and most of his drug supply before escaping. Acting on Stokely's speculation that killing the alien queen will revert everyone to normal, the group returns to the school, where their football team is playing and infecting opposing players. Believing Principal Drake to be the queen, they fatally shoot her. Stan confronts the team to see if the plan worked, but becomes infected himself. Zeke and Casey retrieve more of Zeke's drugs from his car. Casey leads infected students away from Zeke, who encounters Miss Burke in the parking lot and kills her while escaping. At the gym, Stokely becomes suspicious of Marybeth during a conversation about pretending to be what one is not.
Marybeth subsequently reveals herself to be the alien queen. Casey and Stokely flee to the swimming pool, where Stokely becomes infected. Zeke and Casey hide in the locker room, she explains. Marybeth transforms back into her true form and hurls Zeke across the room into the lockers, knocking him out. Casey seizes the drug and tricks the queen into following him into the retracting bleachers, trapping her, he stabs the drug into the queen's eye. The queen infects Casey with her dying breath, but he immediately returns to normal upon her death. Casey finds Stokely and Zeke alive. One month everyone has returned to normal. Stan and Stokely, who has shed her Goth girl image, begin dating, Zeke takes Stan's place on the football team. Mr. Furlong has miraculously survived the attack. Casey begins dating Delilah, no longer vindictive, is considered a local hero as various newspapers reveal the attempted alien invasion is now public knowledge. In 1990, David Wechter and Bruce Kimmel wrote their first draft of the script and sent it out, but there were no buyers.
It wasn't until after the success of Scream that Miramax bought the script and rushed it into production. Bob Weinstein and Harvey Weinstein brought in Kevin Williamson to do rewrites, keeping the basic story, but rewriting the dialogue and adding new characters to make it more "hip". Williamson was set to direct the film, but he chose not to so he could direct his self-penned script Teaching Mrs. Tingle; the Weinsteins brought in Robert Rodriguez to direct the film instead. On review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, the film received an approval rating of 53% based on 51 reviews, with an average rating of 5.6/10. The site's consensus reads, "Rip-off of other sci-fi thrillers." On Metacritic, the film has a score of 61 out of 100 based on 19 critics, indicating "generally favorable reviews." Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "B"
William Marsh Rice University known as Rice University, is a private research university in Houston, Texas. The university is situated on a 300-acre campus near the Houston Museum District and is adjacent to the Texas Medical Center. Opened in 1912 after the murder of its namesake William Marsh Rice, Rice is now a research university with an undergraduate focus, its emphasis on education is demonstrated by a small student body and 6:1 student-faculty ratio, it has been nationally recognized as a leading university for undergraduate teaching. The university has a high level of research activity, with $140.2 million in sponsored research funding in 2016. Rice is noted for its applied science programs in the fields of artificial heart research, structural chemical analysis, signal processing, space science, nanotechnology, it was ranked first in the world in materials science research by the Times Higher Education in 2010. Rice is a member of the Association of American Universities; the university is organized into eleven residential colleges and eight schools of academic study, including the Wiess School of Natural Sciences, the George R. Brown School of Engineering, the School of Social Sciences, School of Architecture, Shepherd School of Music and the School of Humanities.
Undergraduates select from more than fifty majors and two dozen minors, have a high level of flexibility in pursuing multiple degree programs. Additional graduate programs are offered through the Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Business and the Susanne M. Glasscock School of Continuing Studies. Rice students are bound by the strict Honor Code, enforced by a student-run Honor Council. Rice competes in 14 NCAA Division I varsity sports and is a part of Conference USA competing with its cross-town rival the University of Houston. Intramural and club sports are offered in a wide variety of activities such as jiu jitsu, water polo, crew; the university has produced numerous prominent alumni, including more than two dozen Marshall Scholars and a dozen Rhodes Scholars. Given the university's close links to NASA, it has produced a disproportionate number of astronauts and space scientists. In business, Rice graduates have become founders of Fortune 500 companies. Two alumni have won the Nobel Prize, numerous others are leading researchers in science and engineering.
Rice University's history began with the untimely demise of Massachusetts businessman William Marsh Rice, who made his fortune in real estate, railroad development and cotton trading in the state of Texas. In 1891, Rice decided to charter a free-tuition educational institute in Houston, bearing his name, to be created upon his death, earmarking most of his estate towards funding the project. Rice's will specified the institution was to be "a competitive institution of the highest grade" and that only white students would be permitted to attend. On the morning of September 23, 1900, age 84, was found dead by his valet, Charles F. Jones, presumed to have died in his sleep. Shortly thereafter, a suspiciously large check made out to Rice's New York City lawyer, signed by the late Rice, was noticed by a bank teller due to a misspelling in the recipient's name; the lawyer, Albert T. Patrick announced that Rice had changed his will to leave the bulk of his fortune to Patrick, rather than to the creation of Rice's educational institute.
A subsequent investigation led by the District Attorney of New York resulted in the arrests of Patrick and of Rice's butler and valet Charles F. Jones, persuaded to administer chloroform to Rice while he slept. Rice's friend and personal lawyer in Houston, Captain James A. Baker, aided in the discovery of what turned out to be a fake will with a forged signature. Jones was not prosecuted since he cooperated with the district attorney, testified against Patrick. Patrick was found guilty of conspiring to steal Rice's fortune and convicted of murder in 1901, although he was pardoned in 1912 due to conflicting medical testimony. Baker helped Rice's estate direct the fortune, worth $4.6 million in 1904, towards the founding of what was to be called the Rice Institute to become Rice University. The board took control of the assets on April 29 of that year. In 1907, the Board of Trustees selected the head of the Department of Mathematics and Astronomy at Princeton University, Edgar Odell Lovett, to head the Institute, still in the planning stages.
He came recommended by Woodrow Wilson. In 1908, Lovett accepted the challenge, was formally inaugurated as the Institute's first president on October 12, 1912. Lovett undertook extensive research before formalizing plans for the new Institute, including visits to 78 institutions of higher learning across the world on a long tour between 1908 and 1909. Lovett was impressed by such things as the aesthetic beauty of the uniformity of the architecture at the University of Pennsylvania, a theme, adopted by the Institute, as well as the residential college system at Cambridge University in England, added to the Institute several decades later. Lovett called for the establishment of a university "of the highest grade," "an institution of liberal and technical learning" devoted "quite as much to investigation as to instruction." "keep the standards up and the numbers down," declared Lovett. "The most distinguished teachers must take their part in undergraduate teaching, their spirit should dominate it all."
In 1911, the cornerstone was laid for the Institute's first building, the Administration Building, now known as Lovett Hall in honor of the founding president. On September 23, 1912, the annive
The United States of America known as the United States or America, is a country composed of 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, various possessions. At 3.8 million square miles, the United States is the world's third or fourth largest country by total area and is smaller than the entire continent of Europe's 3.9 million square miles. With a population of over 327 million people, the U. S. is the third most populous country. The capital is Washington, D. C. and the largest city by population is New York City. Forty-eight states and the capital's federal district are contiguous in North America between Canada and Mexico; the State of Alaska is in the northwest corner of North America, bordered by Canada to the east and across the Bering Strait from Russia to the west. The State of Hawaii is an archipelago in the mid-Pacific Ocean; the U. S. territories are scattered about the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, stretching across nine official time zones. The diverse geography and wildlife of the United States make it one of the world's 17 megadiverse countries.
Paleo-Indians migrated from Siberia to the North American mainland at least 12,000 years ago. European colonization began in the 16th century; the United States emerged from the thirteen British colonies established along the East Coast. Numerous disputes between Great Britain and the colonies following the French and Indian War led to the American Revolution, which began in 1775, the subsequent Declaration of Independence in 1776; the war ended in 1783 with the United States becoming the first country to gain independence from a European power. The current constitution was adopted in 1788, with the first ten amendments, collectively named the Bill of Rights, being ratified in 1791 to guarantee many fundamental civil liberties; the United States embarked on a vigorous expansion across North America throughout the 19th century, acquiring new territories, displacing Native American tribes, admitting new states until it spanned the continent by 1848. During the second half of the 19th century, the Civil War led to the abolition of slavery.
By the end of the century, the United States had extended into the Pacific Ocean, its economy, driven in large part by the Industrial Revolution, began to soar. The Spanish–American War and World War I confirmed the country's status as a global military power; the United States emerged from World War II as a global superpower, the first country to develop nuclear weapons, the only country to use them in warfare, a permanent member of the United Nations Security Council. Sweeping civil rights legislation, notably the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and the Fair Housing Act of 1968, outlawed discrimination based on race or color. During the Cold War, the United States and the Soviet Union competed in the Space Race, culminating with the 1969 U. S. Moon landing; the end of the Cold War and the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991 left the United States as the world's sole superpower. The United States is the world's oldest surviving federation, it is a representative democracy.
The United States is a founding member of the United Nations, World Bank, International Monetary Fund, Organization of American States, other international organizations. The United States is a developed country, with the world's largest economy by nominal GDP and second-largest economy by PPP, accounting for a quarter of global GDP; the U. S. economy is post-industrial, characterized by the dominance of services and knowledge-based activities, although the manufacturing sector remains the second-largest in the world. The United States is the world's largest importer and the second largest exporter of goods, by value. Although its population is only 4.3% of the world total, the U. S. holds 31% of the total wealth in the world, the largest share of global wealth concentrated in a single country. Despite wide income and wealth disparities, the United States continues to rank high in measures of socioeconomic performance, including average wage, human development, per capita GDP, worker productivity.
The United States is the foremost military power in the world, making up a third of global military spending, is a leading political and scientific force internationally. In 1507, the German cartographer Martin Waldseemüller produced a world map on which he named the lands of the Western Hemisphere America in honor of the Italian explorer and cartographer Amerigo Vespucci; the first documentary evidence of the phrase "United States of America" is from a letter dated January 2, 1776, written by Stephen Moylan, Esq. to George Washington's aide-de-camp and Muster-Master General of the Continental Army, Lt. Col. Joseph Reed. Moylan expressed his wish to go "with full and ample powers from the United States of America to Spain" to seek assistance in the revolutionary war effort; the first known publication of the phrase "United States of America" was in an anonymous essay in The Virginia Gazette newspaper in Williamsburg, Virginia, on April 6, 1776. The second draft of the Articles of Confederation, prepared by John Dickinson and completed by June 17, 1776, at the latest, declared "The name of this Confederation shall be the'United States of America'".
The final version of the Articles sent to the states for ratification in late 1777 contains the sentence "The Stile of this Confederacy shall be'The United States of America'". In June 1776, Thomas Jefferson wrote the phrase "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA" in all capitalized letters in the headline of his "original Rough draught" of the Declaration of Independence; this draft of the document did not surface unti
Predators is a 2010 American science fiction action film directed by Nimród Antal and starring Adrien Brody, Topher Grace, Alice Braga, Walton Goggins, Laurence Fishburne. It was distributed by 20th Century Fox, it is the third installment of the Predator franchise, following Predator and Predator 2. The film follows an ensemble cast of characters including Royce, a mercenary who appears in an unidentified jungle among other murderers and otherwise undesirable people, they find that they have been abducted and placed on a planet which acts as a game reserve for two warring tribes of extraterrestrial killers, look for a way to return to Earth. Producer Robert Rodriguez had developed a script as early as 1994, although it was not until 2009 that 20th Century Fox greenlit the project. According to Rodriguez, the title Predators is an allusion to the second film in the Alien franchise, Aliens; the title has a double meaning, referring both to the extraterrestrial Predator creatures and to the group of human characters who are pitted against them.
Principal photography for Predators concluded after 53 days. Predators was released in the United States on July 9, 2010, grossed over $24 million on its opening weekend, has since grossed over $52 million in the United States, with an estimated total of $127 million worldwide. A sequel, The Predator, was released in 2018. Royce awakens to find himself parachuting into an unfamiliar jungle, he meets several others who arrived in the same manner: Mexican drug cartel enforcer Cuchillo, Spetsnaz soldier Nikolai, Israel Defense Forces sniper Isabelle, Revolutionary United Front officer Mombasa, San Quentin death row inmate Stans, Yakuza enforcer Hanzo, general practice doctor Edwin. Upon landing, they discover that all are armed and lethal killers, with the apparent exception of Edwin, though none know where they are or how they got there; the group follows Royce, who Isabelle suspects is a former black operations soldier turned mercenary. Arriving at higher ground, they find themselves staring at an alien sky and realize that they are not on Earth.
In the jungle they find a plant with a neurotoxic poison that Edwin collects on a scalpel, empty cages, deadfall traps, a deceased US Special Forces soldier. The party is attacked by a pack of quadruped alien beasts. Royce deduces. Cuchillo is killed, his body is used as bait to lure the survivors into a trap, which they avoid; the group finds a captive Predator. Their hunters, three larger "Super Predators" known as the Tracker and Falconer, attack the group. Mombasa is killed and the rest of the group escapes. Royce confronts Isabelle, believing she knows something about the alien creatures based on her shock of recognition when they encountered the captive Predator, she reveals that she has heard of the Predators before, from a report by the only survivor of a Special Operations team who encountered one in 1987 in Guatemala. The group next meets Ronald Noland, a solitary American soldier, who has survived on the planet for "ten seasons" by hiding and scavenging from the Predators and their victims.
At his hideout, he explains that the Predators hunt in threes and sharpen their killing skills by abducting warriors and dangerous beasts from other worlds and bringing them to the planet to hunt. Noland reveals that there is a blood feud between the larger Predators and the smaller ones. Royce devises a plan hoping that if they can free the smaller Predator being held prisoner in the encampment, it may take them home using the larger Predators' spaceship; when the group falls asleep, Noland traps them in a room and attempts to use smoke to suffocate them. Having gone mad, he plans to kill them for their equipment and supplies. Royce uses an explosive attracting the Predators to the hideout. Noland is killed by the Tracker Predator. In the ensuing chase, Nikolai uses two claymore mines sacrificing himself; as the remaining group flees, they are intercepted by the Berserker Predator. Stans distracts it by attacking it with his shiv, buying time for the others to escape, is killed when Berserker rips out his spine and skull.
As they continue to flee, Hanzo stays behind to duel the Falconer Predator with a katana that he found in Noland's hideout, killing it before dying from his wounds. Royce and Edwin continue to head for the Super Predators' camp hoping to enact Royce's plan, until Edwin is injured by a trap; when Isabelle refuses to abandon him, Royce leaves them both behind and they are caught by the Berserker, who traps them in a pit and continues to the camp. Royce frees the smaller captive Predator in exchange for return to Earth; the Predator dons his armor and hacks into the computer of the Super Predators' ship using his wrist computer, sets a course for Earth. Royce runs to the ship as the Berserker arrives, the two Predators fight each other; the Berserker overpowers and decapitates the smaller Predator before using his wrist computer to self destruct the ship as it takes off, ostensibly killing Royce. Meanwhile, Edwin paralyzes Isabelle using the neurotoxic poison he had earlier captured and reveals that on Earth he was a murderer, feels that he fits in on this planet among the monsters.
Royce appears, never having boarded the ship, stabs Edwin with his own scalpel, paralyzing him. Royce booby-traps Edwin with grenades, using him as bait to injure the remaining Predator. While an injured and paralyzed Isabelle crawls for her sniper rifle, he proceeds to fight the
El Mariachi is a 1992 American independent neo-Western action film and the first installment in the saga that came to be known as Robert Rodriguez's Mexico Trilogy. It marked the feature length debut of Rodriguez as director; the Spanish language film was shot with a amateur cast in the northern Mexican bordertown of Ciudad Acuña, Mexico across from Del Rio, the home town of leading actor Carlos Gallardo. The US$7,225 production was intended for the Mexican home video market, but executives at Columbia Pictures liked the film and bought the American distribution rights. Columbia spent $200,000 to transfer the print to film, to remix the sound, on other post-production work spent millions more on marketing and distribution; the success of Rodriguez's directorial debut led him to create two further entries and Once Upon a Time in Mexico. For the two sequels, Antonio Banderas took over from Carlos Gallardo for the main character El Mariachi, though Gallardo co-produced both films and had a minor role in Desperado.
In 2011, El Mariachi was inducted into the Library of Congress to be preserved as part of its National Film Registry for being "culturally or aesthetically significant". The film is recognized by Guinness World Records as the lowest-budgeted film to gross $1 million at the box office. After breaking out of jail in a small Mexican town, a ruthless criminal, nicknamed Azul, ventures off with a guitar case full of weapons and vows revenge on the local drug lord, who had him arrested in the first place. Meanwhile, a young musician arrives in town carrying his own guitar case which contains his signature guitar, he hopes to find work in the town in order to pursue his dream of becoming a mariachi like his father. From the confines of his guarded villa on the outskirts of town, Moco sends a large group of hitmen to kill Azul, they are told to look for a man, wearing black and carrying a guitar case, but because the Mariachi matches this description, the hitmen mistake him for Azul and begin to pursue him.
Only Moco, knows Azul's actual face. The Mariachi is forced to kill four of the attackers in self-defense after being chased through the streets; as the Mariachi seeks refuge in a bar owned by a beautiful woman named Dominó, he falls in love with her. Moco is not only financing the bar, but has his own romantic interest in Dominó; when Azul visits the bar for a beer and information about Moco, he accidentally leaves with the Mariachi's guitar case. Moco's thugs capture Azul on the street but let him go when they learn that the case he is carrying contains only a guitar. A short time the Mariachi is captured and taken to Moco, who identifies him as the wrong man and sets him free. Meanwhile, who has no directions to Moco's home, takes Dominó with him and orders her to take him to Moco's, or Moco will kill the mariachi. Dominó agrees; when they arrive at Moco's gated compound, Azul pretends to take Dominó hostage in order to gain entry. Moco soon realizes that Dominó has fallen for the Mariachi and, in a rage, shoots both Azul.
The Mariachi arrives to find the woman he loves gunned down. Moco shoots the Mariachi's left hand, rendering him useless as a guitar player, proceeds to taunt and laugh at the Mariachi. Overcome with grief and rage, the Mariachi picks up Azul's gun with his right hand and kills Moco, taking revenge for Dominó's death. Moco's surviving henchmen, seeing their leader dead, walk off and leave Moco's body and the wounded Mariachi behind; the Mariachi leaves the town on Dominó's motorbike, taking her pit bull and her letter-opener by which to remember her. His dreams to become a mariachi have been shattered, his only protection for his future are Azul's former weapons which he takes along in the guitar case. Carlos Gallardo as El Mariachi Consuelo Gómez as Dominó Peter Marquardt as Mauricio Reinol Martínez as Azul Jaime de Hoyos as Bigotón Ramiro Gómez as Waiter Jesús López Viejo as Clerk Luis Baro as Dominó's assistant Óscar Fabila as The Boy The film was shot in numerous locations in Ciudad Acuna, Mexico located in Northeastern Mexico adjacent to Del Rio, Texas.
Rodriguez had a $7,000 budget half of which he raised by participating in experimental clinical drug testing while living in Austin, Texas. The opening scenes feature a shootout in a jail, it was the local Acuña jail situated on the outskirts of the town. The female warden and the male guard were the real-life warden and guard; the intro bar scene was shot inside the Corona Club and exterior street scenes were shot on Hidalgo Street. The shoot out was filmed outside at the local red-light district. Not everyone in Acuña was pleased at first. Local journalists Ramiro Gómez and Jesús López Viejo were critical of the filming, to win them over, Rodriguez gave them small parts in the film. Due to the high body count of the film, Rodriguez had difficulties finding adult men to play thugs. On the El Mariachi DVD, Rodriguez devotes both a DVD commentary and an "Extras" section to explaining the tricks of filming a feature-length film with just $7,000. Rodriguez stresses the need for cost cutting, "because if you start to spend, you cannot stop anymore."
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Virtual International Authority File
The Virtual International Authority File is an international authority file. It is a joint project of several national libraries and operated by the Online Computer Library Center. Discussion about having a common international authority started in the late 1990s. After a series of failed attempts to come up with a unique common authority file, the new idea was to link existing national authorities; this would present all the benefits of a common file without requiring a large investment of time and expense in the process. The project was initiated by the US Library of Congress, the German National Library and the OCLC on August 6, 2003; the Bibliothèque nationale de France joined the project on October 5, 2007. The project transitioned to being a service of the OCLC on April 4, 2012; the aim is to link the national authority files to a single virtual authority file. In this file, identical records from the different data sets are linked together. A VIAF record receives a standard data number, contains the primary "see" and "see also" records from the original records, refers to the original authority records.
The data are available for research and data exchange and sharing. Reciprocal updating uses the Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting protocol; the file numbers are being added to Wikipedia biographical articles and are incorporated into Wikidata. VIAF's clustering algorithm is run every month; as more data are added from participating libraries, clusters of authority records may coalesce or split, leading to some fluctuation in the VIAF identifier of certain authority records. Authority control Faceted Application of Subject Terminology Integrated Authority File International Standard Authority Data Number International Standard Name Identifier Wikipedia's authority control template for articles Official website VIAF at OCLC