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Still of Lindsay Lohan in MacheteStill of Michelle Rodriguez in MacheteDanny Trejo at event of MacheteStill of Don Johnson in MacheteStill of Cheech Marin in MacheteMichelle Rodriguez in Machete

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

Director: 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 - Sartana
Steven Seagal - Rogelio Torrez
Michelle Rodriguez - Luz
Jeff Fahey - Michael Booth
Cheech Marin - Padre
Don Johnson - Von Jackson
Shea Whigham - Sniper
Lindsay Lohan - April
Daryl Sabara - Julio
Gilbert Trejo - Jorge
Ara Celi - Reporter
Tom Savini - Osiris Amanpour
Billy Blair - Von's Henchman

Taglines: Lindsay Lohan as The Sister


Official Website: Official site | Official site [Belgium] |

Release Date: 3 September 2010

Filming Locations: Austin, Texas, USA

Box Office Details

Budget: $10,500,000 (estimated)

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

Gross: $26,589,953 (USA) (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!
Machete: 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

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