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After being set-up and betrayed by the man who hired him to assassinate a Texas Senator, an ex-Federale launches a brutal rampage of revenge against his former boss.
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Storyline

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 rmlohner

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Steven Seagal as Torrez See more »

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Action | Crime | Thriller

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Rated R for strong bloody violence throughout, language, some sexual content and nudity | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

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Also Known As:

Мачете  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$14,102,888 (USA) (3 September 2010)

Gross:

$26,589,953 (USA) (12 November 2010)
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WILHELM SCREAM: Heard during the climactic battle, when one of Lt. Stillman's men is crushed by the "low-rider" style truck. See more »

Goofs

The window next to the door in Luz's house changes between shots. In the exterior shot it's covered with cardboard or some other brown sheet (we even see the explosive bounce and fall to the ground) while from the interior it's a normal window with curtains. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Federale Officer: [in Spanish; subtitled] We're federal agents, not martyrs. This is suicide. She's just another kidnap victim.
[holding up picture]
Federale Officer: 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!
Machete: 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 »

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References Ms .45 (1981) See more »

Soundtracks

(Hey Baby) Que Paso
Performed by Texas Tornados
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records Inc.
By Arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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trejo's big moment
4 January 2011 | by (Estonia) – See all my reviews

The big hour of Danny Trejo (Machete) has finally arrived. Yes, this is the first movie where the ex-convict and a man who's face looks like a Moon's landscape, is in a leading role. He does well in his role. This is exactly what he is good at. And it is killing (bad) people. He is doing that extremely stylish I gotta tell you. Just look at the first scene.

Robert Rodriguez has his own earmark. This is something you know what to expect, but you still looking forward to see, cause you wanna see how is he doing that this time. It's called riot. A crazy rumble which is out of control. It happens here too. And it's solid and quite fun.

This is a good entertainment. It's not for everybody. Rodriguez fans love it, others just feel a bit entertained.


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