From Dusk till Dawn (franchise)

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From Dusk till Dawn
From Dusk till Dawn film logo.png
Directed by Robert Rodriguez (1)
Scott Spiegel (2)
P.J. Pesce (3)
Produced by Lawrence Bender
Quentin Tarantino
Robert Rodriguez
Elizabeth Avellan
Screenplay by From Dusk till Dawn:
Quentin Tarantino
Texas Blood Money:
Scott Spiegel
Duane Whitaker
The Hangman's Daughter:
Alvaro Rodriguez
Story by From Dusk till Dawn:
Robert Kurtzman
Texas Blood Money:
Scott Spiegel
Boaz Yakin
Quentin Tarantino
The Hangman's Daughter:
Alvaro Rodriguez
Robert Rodriguez
Starring George Clooney
Harvey Keitel
Juliette Lewis
Quentin Tarantino
Robert Patrick
Bo Hopkins
Duane Whitaker
Muse Watson
Orlando Jones
Temuera Morrison
Sonia Braga
Marco Leonardi
Distributed by Dimension Films (1-2)
Buena Vista Home Entertainment (3)
Release date
1996 – present
Running time
314 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $30 million (all films)

From Dusk till Dawn is a media franchise including three films, a video game and a TV series.


From Dusk till Dawn, is an American horror franchise. Concocted from the pairing of the talents of Quentin Tarantino, and Robert Rodriguez, it has spawned, so far: a motion picture, two direct-to-video sequels, a video game, a comic book, collectable statues, as well as a TV series.[1]

Danny Trejo is the only actor to appear in all the original three films and the series; although Michael Parks appears in both From Dusk till Dawn, and The Hangman's Daughter. Rodriguez, Tarantino and Lawrence Bender served as producers on all of the three movies.

From Dusk till Dawn[edit]

From Dusk Till Dawn is a 1996 horror crime action thriller film written by Quentin Tarantino and directed by Robert Rodriguez. The movie stars Harvey Keitel, George Clooney, Quentin Tarantino and Juliette Lewis.

Texas Blood Money[edit]

From Dusk till Dawn 2: Texas Blood Money is an American horror crime action thriller released on March 16, 1999. The film was an early test release by Dimension Films for the direct-to-video market,[2] it was co-written and directed by Scott Spiegel, the co-writer of Evil Dead II and director of Intruder.[3] The film was filmed on location in South Africa and features cameos by Bruce Campbell and Tiffani Thiessen, it won a Saturn Award from The Academy of Science Fiction Fantasy & Horror Films for the Best Home Video Release of 1999.[4]

The Hangman's Daughter[edit]

From Dusk till Dawn 3: The Hangman's Daughter is a 1999 American horror film that serves as a prequel to the 1996 film, From Dusk till Dawn.[5] It was released directly to video and was nominated for the Saturn Award's Best Home Video Release category.

Fourth film[edit]

In late 2010, the production of a fourth film in the series was discussed,[6] but, as of June 2013, further work on this possibility has not been revealed.

TV series[edit]

Rodriguez developed a TV series for his cable network El Rey,[7] it stars Robert Patrick as Jonas Fuller, Eiza Gonzalez as Santanico Pandemonium, and Don Johnson as Sheriff McGraw.[8][9] The series debuted on El Rey in the United States on March 11, 2014, and internationally on Netflix two days later.

Main characters[edit]

Character Film Television series
From Dusk till Dawn From Dusk Till Dawn 2: Texas Blood Money From Dusk Till Dawn 3: The Hangman's Daughter From Dusk till Dawn: The Series
Seth Gecko George Clooney D.J. Cotrona
Richie Gecko Quentin Tarantino Zane Holtz
Santanico Pandemonium Salma Hayek Ara Celi Eiza Gonzalez
Jacob Fuller Harvey Keitel Robert Patrick
Kate Fuller Juliette Lewis Madison Davenport
Earl McGraw Michael Parks Don Johnson/Jesse Johnson
Edgar McGraw James Parks

Video game[edit]

From Dusk till Dawn is a first-person shooter that is based on events that transpire directly after the end of the film From Dusk till Dawn. Released in 2001 for Windows, it was distributed by Cryo Interactive.


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