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The owners of the Robert Rodriguez action movie Machete have filed a $2 million lawsuit against the filmmaker's production company for allegedly stiffing it on tax credits and lying about the budget of the in-the-works sequel Machete Kills.  In a lawsuit filed Tuesday against Rodriguez's Quick Draw Holdings and the production entity Machete Kills LLC, Overnight Productions -- the company run by producer Rick Schwartz -- claims it entered into a deal to allow Rodriguez to make a sequel to his 2010 revenge shoot-'em-up. But Quick Draw allegedly has "failed to obtain a release of the Texas

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