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Machete (2010)

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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Danny Trejo ... Machete
Robert De Niro ... Senator McLaughlin
Jessica Alba ... Sartana
Steven Seagal ... Torrez
Michelle Rodriguez ... Luz
Jeff Fahey ... Booth
Cheech Marin ... Padre
Don Johnson ... Von
Shea Whigham ... Sniper
Lindsay Lohan ... April
Daryl Sabara ... Julio
Gilbert Trejo Gilbert Trejo ... Jorge
Ara Celi ... Reporter
Tom Savini ... Osiris Amanpour
Billy Blair ... Von's Henchman
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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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish | Hungarian

Release Date:

3 September 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Machete See more »

Filming Locations:

Austin, Texas, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$14,102,888, 5 September 2010, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$26,593,646, 9 December 2013

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$44,093,316, 9 December 2013
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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The two young boys that hang around with Luz are played by Daryl Sabara and Gilbert Trejo. Gilbert is Danny Trejo's son, and throughout the whole film, he never wields a weapon and never says a word. See more »

Goofs

When the Padre is in the shootout with Osiris and his men, it's clear from the camera's angle that while the three men are looking for the Padre, and right before the Padre shoots two of thugs, Osiris can clearly see the whole side of the Padre hiding behind the column. 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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Crazy Credits

Don Johnson's billing in the opening credits is listed as "and introducing Don Johnson" See more »

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Followed by Machete Kills in Space See more »

Soundtracks

Yo Oigo
Music by Girl in a Coma
Lyrics by Nina Diaz
Performed by Girl in a Coma
Courtesy of Blackheart Records Group
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Wow...
2 November 2010 | by TasteForTheTheatricalSee all my reviews

I'd hadn't heard much about this film, I hadn't seen the trailer or even the fake trailer attached to Grindhouse. I ended up randomly seeing this film anyway, and wow! The film is very OTT, it's extremely gruesome, crude, and a lot of fun. It is definitely not everybody's cup of tea, probably too absurd for a lot, but I liked it. It dragged in parts, but it was still very entertaining in a fun way. Just don't expect anything serious or believable. Basically, in case you don't know the story, Danny Trejo plays Machete, an ex ferale whos wife is brutally murdered, and who subsequently goes on an epic rampage to get revenge. There's nothing new here in the story, which is brief and to the point. Don't expect something intelligent, leave your brain at the door for this one. All in all it is good old fashioned mindless fun, but as I said it did start to get tiresome after a while (how long can you sit and watch a 60 year old man running around Amierca killing people with a machete?) It is still worth a watch, definitely if your into action packed splatter fests and B movies.


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