Spy Kids (2001)
In both "Machete" and "Spy Kids", Danny Trejo plays a character named Machete" Both films were written and directed by Robert Rodriguez. Also, underneath the title screen in the original Grindhouse trailer, it is registered to 'Machete's Body Shop', which was the name of the Spy Kids character's business in the original film.
Spies fall in love after they have each been hired to kill each other
During the airplane ride, a console light comes on saying "Main Bus Undervolt"
Keith mentions this DVD
clearly visible poster in background
DVD on a shelf at the video store.
Danny Trejo plays a man named "Machete" in both films
Ellen says "Race to Witch Mountain" is no "Spy Kids"
mentioned in dialogue
AniMat says Cars 2 has the same kind of spy comedy story as this film, but not as well written.
One of the movies Hewy coughs into when he describes the premise for "Cars 2"
Mentioned in dialogue.
Film Brain talks about the past two movies
Alexa Vega & Daryl Sabara were referred to as the original Spy Kids from the first three movies.
"Thank you, girl from 'Spy Kids,' for teaching me about rap.
As KillJoy walks away, a few notes from the theme of this movie play. Alexa Vega co-starred in this movie.
reviewed + footage used
detailing the rest of the series
Honorable mention, clips show