With DESPERADO, director Robert Rodriguez presents the sequel to his 1992 low-budget action flick, EL MARIACHI. This film continues the story of the brooding no-name Mariachi (Antonio Banderas), whose guitar case is stocked with high-powered weaponry. The musician is in a sleepy Mexican town seeking revenge against the much-feared, ruthless Bucho (Joaquim de Almeida), a drug dealer who once shot El Mariachi in his strumming hand and killed his girlfriend. When Bucho hears that the guitarist is looking for him, he sends his men out to forestall the attack–which leads to many well-choreographed and bloody shootouts. The high-octane, fight-filled film also stars Salma Hayek, Cheech Marin and Steve Buscemi.