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From Dusk till Dawn (1996) - Robert Rodrigez

Someone in our group had a screener copy of this movie. I remember that the jacket had PROMOTIONAL COPY printed in gold letters, stamped on the front of the case. And it had a hole cut out of the UPC Code. We watched this movie non-stop. Hanging out after high-school, eating pop tarts, watching From Dusk till Dawn. 
This movie is interesting. It was written by Quentin Tarantino, so that is already a plus. But it is directed by Robert Rodriguez. No rookie. If you are not familiar with Rodriguez or Tarantino, I suggest you watch more film before continuing to live your life. They are cinema gods. Two guys that understand movies so well. This is no let down either.
It tells a story about the Gecko Brothers, a nefarious pair that loves breaking the law. However, it's also about a former "Real McCoy" preacher that has lost his faith and how far he would go to protect his family. Then the movie also tells us the story of the Titty Twister, a hole-in-the-wall dive in Mexico that …