Director: Ethan Maniquis, Robert Rodriguez
Writer: Robert Rodriguez, Alvaro Rodriguez
Starring: Danny Trejo, Robert De Niro, Jessica Alba, Steven Seagal, Michelle Rodriguez
Released: November 11, 2010
Rating: (MA)
Runtime: 105 minutes
Story: Machete is based on the fake trailer in Robert Rodriguez's 2007 Grindhouse, featuring Danny Trejo and Jeff Fahey reprising their original roles. The character has also appeared in the "Spy Kids" series, although a little more family-friendly.
The feature version finds Machete (Trejo) a renegade former Mexican Federale, roaming the streets of Texas after a shakedown from drug lord Torrez (Steven Seagal). Reluctantly, Machete takes an offer from spin doctor Benz (Fahey) to assassinate McLaughlin (Robert De Niro) a corrupt Senator. Double crossed and on the run Machete braves the odds with the help of Luz (Michelle Rodriguez), a saucy taco slinger, Padre (Cheech Marin) his holy brother, and April (Lindsay Lohan) a socialite with a penchant for guns. All while being tracked by Sartana (Jessica Alba), a sexy ICE agent with a special interest in the blade slinger.
Danny Trejo Machete Cortez
Robert De Niro Senator John McLaughlin
Jessica Alba Sartana Rivera
Steven Seagal Torrez
Michelle Rodriguez Luz
Jeff Fahey Michael Booth
Cheech Marin Padre Cortez
Don Johnson Von Jackson
Shea Whigham Sniper
Lindsay Lohan April Booth
Daryl Sabara Julio
Gilbert Trejo Jorge
Electra Avellan Nurse Mona
Tom Savini Osiris Amanpour
Billy Blair Von's Henchman