Bandidas -The Movie

by Movie Editor

Two bandidas: Sara Sandoval, played by Salma Hayek, is a peaceful, well-educated, and circumspect young lady. At the other end of the social spectrum is Maria Alvarez ( Penelope Cruz ), a volatile, poorly-educated and rebellious girl who is the daughter of a field worker.

The two girls are from opposite sides of the social spectrum and in normal circumstances their paths would never crossed. However, fate unites them as a band of killers working for greedy land barons attempt to steal land from their families.

María's father is being forced off his land by a cruel land baron named Tyler Jackson. In deciding to intervene in the case, the two girls decide to become outlaws and bank robbers. The Bandidas are soon assisted by detective Quentin (Steve Zahn) after the girls seduce him into helping them.

Penélope Cruz and Salma Hayek in Bandidas


Director: Joachim Rønning

Produced by: Luc Besson

Written by: Luc Besson & Robert Mark Kamen

Release date: February 3, 2006

Budget: $35 million

Box office: $18,381,890

Penélope Cruz and Salma Hayek in Bandidas