Special Sub-Topic: Robert Rodriguez: Self-Reflexive Humor
|In "Spy Kids 2: Island of Lost Dreams", Gregorio Cortez, played by Antonio Banderas, combs his son's hair, trying to make Juni look like a small version of his father. Which of his own earlier films did Rodriguez copy this scene from?|
Four Rooms: The Misbehavers. In "Four Rooms: The Misbehavers", the unnamed father, also played by Antonio Banderas, tries unsuccessfully to comb his son's hair (while dressing him up for a New Year's Eve party) to make him look like himself.
|In "From Dusk Till Dawn," why did Jacob lose his faith in God?|
Because his wife died in a car accident. Jacob says that he does not love God enough to provide spiritual leadership for his congregation because of his wife's meaningless death in a car accident.
|Two of Rodriguez's characters end up with bullet holes in their hands. Who are they?|
El Mariachi and Richie Gecko. El Mariachi loses the use of his left hand when Moco shoots him at the end of "El Mariachi"; Richie Gecko is shot by the owner of the Texan liquor store at the beginning of "From Dusk Till Dawn."
|Robert Patrick played a football coach in "The Faculty". The film also boasted a character named Edward Furlong.|
t. Prof. Edward Furlong was played by Jon Stewart.
|"El Mariachi" Carlos Gallardo also played a role in "Desperado".|
t. While Antonio Banderas plays the Mexican in "Desperado," Carlos Gallardo makes a guest appearance as the Mexican's friend whose two guitar cases turn out to hold machine guns.
|Although the "penis gun," a device that can be strapped around the waist, figures in two of Rodriguez's films, it is never actually used.|
f. The "penis gun" appears briefly in "Desperado" as part of the Mexican's guitar-case arsenal. In "From Dusk Till Dawn", Sex Machine actually uses it to kill a vampire.
|Danny Trejo is another actor who stars in several of Rodriguez's films. What is the weapon he uses as Navajas in "Desperado"?|
knife & knives. Navajas is a notorious hit man who throws knives at his victims, even conquering Bucho's armored car. After badly hurting the Mexican, he is killed by his own weapon.
|Which of the following films did Cheech Marin NOT appear in?|
The Faculty. Cheech Marin is another member of Rodriguez's "permanent" cast and also stars as Belini in the third installment of the Mariachi/Desperado cycle, "Once Upon a Time in Mexico".
|What is the name of the Mariachi's love interest?|
Domino. Domino is killed by Moco at the end of "El Mariachi" when he realizes that he will never own her completely.
|What role does Salma Hayek play in "Four Rooms: The Misbehavers"?|
The strip dancer on TV. The little girl unsuccessfully tries to get the bellhop to turn off the X-rated channel, which is still on when the parents return to find the room in a mess and on fire. Although she is never seen up close, Salma Hayek is indeed the strip dancer on TV.
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