The highly skilled Federale Machete is hired by some unsavory types to assassinate a senator. But just as he's about to take the shot, he notices someone aiming at him and realizes he's been set up. He barely survives the sniper's bullet, and is soon out for revenge on his former employers, with the reluctant assistance of his brother Cheech Marin, who has become a priest and taken a vow of nonviolence. If you hire him to take out the bad guys, make sure the bad guys aren't you! Written by
Filmed at the same time as Predators, which was originally supposed to be directed by Robert Rodriguez, who had to turn it down because he was already slated to direct this film. Instead, Rodriguez produced "Predators". He also stated in the "Predators" commentary that the sets were side-by-side. While filming "Machete", they were constantly competing for daylight, as the set for "Predators" would block out the sun for most of the day. See more »
During the monologue leading to the showdown between Torrez and Machete, two actors can be seen fighting behind and to the left of Torrez. During the dialog, they can be seen in and out of frame multiple times. See more »
[in Spanish; subtitled]
We're federal agents, not martyrs. This is suicide. She's just another kidnap victim.
[holding up picture]
What makes her special? Because she's a witness against Torrez? He probably has her locked up, drugged our of her mind. We don't have to do this!
If not us, then who?
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Don Johnson's billing in the opening credits is listed as "and introducing Don Johnson" See more »
Written by José Alfredo Jiménez (as Jose Alfredo Jimenez Sandoval), Universal Music
Performed by Alan Martínez and the Mariachi Juvenil Tecalitlán
Arrangement by Fernando de Santiago See more »
this film is purely stupid....the fact that it has a 7.1 rating and Battle:LA and Sucker Punch only have 6.3's is just pitiful. i hated this movie from start to freaking finish, and the only reason I'm typing so much is because they make me type a minimal amount.
let me say, if your looking for pointless violence, a stupid storyline, and big "TaTa's" then this is the movie for you.
other than that....its stupid. the only good parts of this movie are the nude (i keep saying that because they wont let me say exactly what i want to say) scenes and anything with Jessica Alba and Michelle Rodriguez (or whatever her name is)
don't waste your money if you really wanna see it....just go torrent it or something
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