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
Steven Seagal requested and received a large air conditioning unit used for his outdoor scenes. See more »
When Booth is driving to pick up Machete at the day labor site, he is seen driving a Mercedes Benz S-Class (W220 1999-2006). At the day labor site, he is seen in a Mercedes Benz S-Class (W116 1972-1980). When he drives away, the car switches back to the W220 model.
In addition, in the inboard scene at 0:16:36 you can see the headrest of the W116 again. Later on (e.g. when Michael Booth gets his daughter from the house), the headrest is one of a W220 model. 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 »
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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