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.
Release Year: 2010
Rating: 6.9/10 (79,547 voted)
Critic's Score: 60/100
Stars: Danny Trejo, Michelle Rodriguez, Robert De Niro
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!
Writers: Robert Rodriguez, Álvaro Rodríguez
Robert De Niro
Senator John McLaughlin
Lindsay Lohan as The Sister
Release Date: 3 September 2010
Filming Locations: Austin, Texas, USA
Box Office Details
Opening Weekend: $14,102,888
(5 September 2010)
(14 November 2010)
Did You Know?
Lindsay Lohan filmed her role in three days.
During the shootout at the church, Tom Savini's character is holding a gun that tends to shoot like an automatic rifle (eg M-16). However this gun is a USAS-12 automatic shotgun with a 10-round-capacity box magazine. You can see shotgun shells ejected while watching in slow motion.
[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?
Mexploitation and Entertainment at Its Best
MACHETE, a Robert Rodriguez film, starring Danny Trejo, Jessica Alba,
Michelle Rodriguez, Jeff Fahey, Robert DeNiro, Steven Seagal, Lindsay
Lohan, Tom Savini, Cheech Marin, and Don Johnson