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The U.S. government recruits Machete to battle his way through Mexico in order to take down an arms dealer who looks to launch a weapon into space.

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During an operation of a Mexican Cartel, Machete Cortez and Sartana Rivera intercept the criminals alone, but another group arrives and a masked man kills Sartana. Machete is arrested, accused of killing his beloved Sartana and Sheriff Doakes hangs Machete. But the President of the USA Rathcock pardons and recruits Machete to kill the revolutionary Marcos Mendez that has threatened the USA with a missile with a bomb. Machete goes to San Antonio to meet the Miss San Antonio Blanca Vasquez that will be the liaison between Machete and President Rathcock. Then Machete goes to the brothel of Madame Desdemona to seek out the prostitute Cereza that is Mendez's mistress. Machete meets Mendez and learns that his heart is connected to the missile and only the arm dealer Luther Voz is capable to disarm the bomb. Now Machete needs to bring Mendez to the USA in less than twenty-four hours and save his new country in a dangerous journey with betrayals. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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machete | bomb | arms dealer | missile | battle | See more »

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Trained to kill. Left for dead. Back for more.

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

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Machete 2  »

Box Office

Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$3,837,183 (USA) (11 October 2013)

Gross:

$7,268,659 (USA) (25 October 2013)
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This is the first film of Charlie Sheen's career in which he is credited under his real name, Carlos Estevez. He is humorously given "introducing" billing. See more »

Quotes

Machete: [Looking to a wall of weapons] What happen to the world peace?
Miss San Antonio: Fuck the world peace.
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Crazy Credits

After all the credits have been shown, two short scenes are shown. One is an outtake of one of the last fight scenes, where an unexpected punch is delivered between two women, the other scene is a very short montage of the presidential character posing with guns. See more »

Connections

References Big Trouble in Little China (1986) See more »

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Machete Main Title Theme
Written by Tito Larriva, Steven Hufsteter, and Robert Rodriquez
Performed by Tito and Tarantula
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A more insane and wilder Machete of excessive proportions
14 December 2013 | by (adelaide, australia) – See all my reviews

Machete Kills, more insane, than it's predecessor is like a roller-coaster ride of shocks and surprises, with little time to catch your breath. A great cast line of old and new faces, the best performance, that of Gibson as Luther Vox, who has diabolical plans for the future of U.S. citizens, by launching a rocket into space, eradicating everyone, so a new evil race can take over. Hit-man for hire, Trejo, has one good reason to take down Vox, as seen at the start with Alba's itty bitty part, Gibson, her shooter, obvious like a wart on a nose. The over the top violence, comical not shocking like the decapitation of heads, arms, ligaments, what have you. Wait to you see what Gibson's formula does, reducing people to jelly, where if trouble gets in his way, as he has a few hundred clones on stand by. He plays evil great and has a ball doing it. He also has a few nasty weapons of death, one a big sharp slicer, shaped like the Batman and Robin logo, you wouldn't want to be under. This Machete is open ended, so the third installment should be coming in the not too distant future. Imagining a movie more insane and wild than this is frightening. Just take this movie for what is, a wild, exciting, escapist ride, with ludicrous moments, more so near the end.


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