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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.

Release Year: 2010

Rating: 6.9/10 (79,547 voted)

Critic's Score: 60/100

Ethan Maniquis

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


Danny Trejo

Machete Cortez

Robert De Niro

Senator John McLaughlin

Jessica Alba


Steven Seagal

Rogelio Torrez

Michelle Rodriguez


Jeff Fahey

Michael Booth

Cheech Marin


Don Johnson

Von Jackson

Shea Whigham


Lindsay Lohan


Daryl Sabara


Gilbert Trejo


Ara Celi


Tom Savini

Osiris Amanpour

Billy Blair

Von's Henchman

Lindsay Lohan as The Sister


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Release Date: 3 September 2010

Filming Locations: Austin, Texas, USA

Box Office Details

Budget: $10,500,000


Opening Weekend: $14,102,888
(5 September 2010)
(2670 Screens)

Gross: $26,589,953
(14 November 2010)

Technical Specs


Did You Know?


Lindsay Lohan filmed her role in three days.


Revealing mistakes:
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.


[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!

If not us, then who?

User Review

Mexploitation and Entertainment at Its Best

Rating: 10/10

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