The filmization of Quentin Tarantino's first script, with television actor George Clooney in his first starring feature-film role, Robert "El Mariachi" Rodriguez's From Dusk Till Dawn (1996) was a campy action horror thriller that became a major box-office hit. This off-beat documentary from Sarah Kelly covers the making of the explosive feature from an unusually intimate angle that will please not only fans of the principal cast and the director, but also those interested in the nuts and bolts of making a big-budget feature. Kelly goes to great length to see that seldom-seen crew members get a chance to shine as well as the stars. She also looks at what goes on after a day's shoot and records the crew and cast responding to various setbacks, like desert sandstorms, and catastrophes such as a botched explosion that nearly destroyed an entire set.
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