From Dusk Till Dawn
Vampires. No Interviews.
( Action / Comedy / Horror / Thriller )

From Dusk Till Dawn Poster

MPAA Rating:
[strong violence and gore‚ language and nudity]

US Runtime: 108 min

Premiere Date:
Jan 19, 1996   [USA]
Director: Robert Rodriguez
Writers: Robert Kurtzman   [story]
Quentin Tarantino
Producers: Elizabeth Avellan   [Co-Producer]
Lawrence Bender   [Executive Producer]
John Esposito   [Co-Producer]
Paul Hellerman   [Co-Producer]
Robert Kurtzman   [Co-Producer]
Gianni Nunnari   [Producer]
Robert Rodriguez   [Executive Producer]
Quentin Tarantino   [Executive Producer]
Meir Teper   [Producer]
Cinematography: Guillermo Navarro
Production Companys: A Band Apart
Dimension Films
Los Hooligans Productions
Miramax Films


Harvey Keitel
Jacob Fuller
George Clooney
Seth Gecko
Quentin Tarantino
Richard Gecko
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
Michael Parks
Texas Ranger Earl McGraw
Brenda Hillhouse
Hostage Gloria
John Saxon
FBI Agent Stanley Chase
Marc Lawrence
Old Timer Motel Owner
Kelly Preston
Newscaster Kelly Houge
John Hawkes
Pete Bottoms
Tito Larriva
Titty Twister Guitarist & Vocalist
Peter Atanasoff
Titty Twister Saxophonist
Aimee Graham
Blonde Hostage
Heidi McNeal
Red-headed Hostage
Ernest M. Garcia
Big Emilio
Gregory Nicotero
Sex Machine's Buddy
Mike Moroff
Michelle Berube
Bar Dancer
Neena Bidasha
Bar Dancer
Veena Bidasha
Bar Dancer
Ungela Brockman
Bar Dancer
Madison Clark
Bar Dancer
María Díaz
Bar Dancer
Rosalia Hayakawa
Bar Dancer
Janine Jordae
Bar Dancer
Houston Leigh
Bar Dancer
Janie Liszewski
Bar Dancer
Tia Texada
Bar Dancer
Jon Fidele
Michael McKay
Jake McKinnon
Josh Patton
Walter Phelan
Wayne Toth
Henrik von Ryzin
Lawrence Bender
Man in diner (uncredited)


Thomas L. Bellissimo
mechanical effects coordinator
David Berryman
camera loader
David Chameides
additional steadicam operator
Amy Minda Cohen
assistant to Mr. Clooney
Robert Earl Craft
location manager
Ziad Doueiri
first assistant camera
Douglas Dresser
assistant location manager
Mary Jane Fendler
casting assistant
Daniel Fort
first assistant editor
Eric S. Foster
Geoff Hale
office production assistant
Mo Henry
negative cutter
Heather M. Hillmeyer
Bob Ivanjack
dolly grip
Steve Joyner
special weapons designer
Timothy James Kane
assistant camera
Michelle Kuznetsky
music supervisor
Patrick Madrigal
production assistant
Ethan Maniquis
assistant editor
Alvin Mears
dog trainer
Guillermo Navarro
camera operator
Jeff Olan
extras casting: Rainbow Casting
David Orr
color timer
Mary Ramos
music supervisor
Mary Ramos
music consultant
Joyce Rudolph
still photographer
Tim Simonec
Tamara Smith
post-production supervisor
Scott Spiegel
special thanks
Rick Stribling
key grip
Jules Sylvester
snake trainer
Nicholas Toth
dog trainer
Andrew T. Watts
best boy electric
Spice Williams

Special Effects:

Bellissimo/Belardinelli Effects Inc.
mechanical/pyro effects
Illusion Arts
matte painting
K.N.B. Effects Group
The Post Group
digital imagery/compositing
Viewpoint Datalabs International
3D Custom Bat Datasets
CGI Bat Visual Effects

Miscellaneous Companies:

Cinema Research Corporation
titles and opticals

Filming Locations: (Now With Clickable Links To Location On Google Maps)


Tech Info:

Color Info:
Color (Technicolor)
Cinematographic Process:
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1
Film Negative Format:
35 mm
Printed Film Format:
35 mm
Film Length:
3076 m


  • Seth Gecko: I may be a bastard, but I'm not a f**king bastard.
  • Richie Gecko: The Ranger's taking a piss. Why don't I just go there, blow his head off and get outta here.
    Pete Bottoms: Don't do that! Look, you asked me to act natural, and I'm acting as natural - in fact, under the circumstances, I think I ought get a f**kin' Academy Award for how natural I'm acting.
  • Earl McGraw: Well, it's been one long goddamn hot miserable s**t-ass f**kin' day every inch of the way.
  • Seth Gecko: I know that I have put you through hell, and I know that I have been one rough pecker. But from here on, you are all in my cool book.
  • Pete Bottoms: Look, he comes in here everyday. We bullshit, and he's used my bathroom about a thousand times. If I said no this time he'd know somethin' was up.
    Seth Gecko: Okay, I want him out of here, in his car, and down the road or you can change the name of this place to Benny's World of Blood.


  • The line "I've got six little friends and they can all run faster than you can" is a reference to That Darn Cat!, in which Frank Gorshin utters the same dialogue to a kidnapping victim.
  • The gun that Sex Machine wields is one of the weapons found in El Mariachi's guitar case in Desperado, also directed by Robert Rodriguez. Chongo beer (also from the earlier film) is available at the bar.
  • The exchange involving Kate's line, "What's in Mexico?" and Richie's response "Mexicans" is from The Wild Bunch.
  • The introduction Razor Charlie gives Santanico Pandemonium ("The mistress of the macabre, the epitome of evil, the most sinister woman to crawl on the face of the Earth.") is taken directly from the intro used for 1970s Los Angeles TV Horror Host "Seymour", played by the late Larry Vincent (and predecessor to "Elvira" (Cassandra Peterson)).
  • The dialogue between Kate and Seth while awaiting the final vampire attack ("use 'em on the first couple of these parasites that try to bite you") is virtually word for word from Assault on Precinct 13.

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