R | | Action, Crime, Thriller
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.
The film's politics proved to be very prescient with Robert De Niro's fictitious Senator advocating a clamp down on Mexican immigration by building a huge wall across the entire length of the Mexico and U.S. border. This was one of the policies of Donald Trump in his 2016 Presidential bid.
We're federal agents, not martyrs. This is suicide. She's just another kidnap victim.
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 ...
During the shootout at the church, Osiris Amanpour 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.
Don Johnson's billing in the opening credits is listed as "and introducing Don Johnson"
English, Spanish, Hungarian
$14,102,888 (USA) (5 September 2010)
$26,593,646 (USA) (9 December 2013)
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