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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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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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Robert De Niro as The Senator See more »

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Action | Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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3 September 2010 (USA)  »

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Мачете  »

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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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Trivia

WILHELM SCREAM: Heard during the climactic battle, when one of Lieutenant Von Stillman's (Don Johnson's) men is crushed by the "low-rider" style truck. See more »

Goofs

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 »

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 »

Connections

Referenced in Honest Game Trailers: Call of Duty: Black Ops (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Machete
Performed by Nova Lima
Written by Del Solar, Li Carrillo, Morales, Pérez-Prieto
Licensed Courtesy of Mr. Bongo Worldwide Limited
www.mrbongo.com
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trejo's big moment
4 January 2011 | by 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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