Machete is a 2010 action-film based on the fictional trailer on the 2007 movie by Quentin Tarantino's Grindhouse. Leading the casts as the main character is Danny Trejo with supporting characters Steven Seagal, Michelle Rodriguez, Jeff Fahey, Cheech Marin, Lindsay Lohan, Don Johnson, Jessica Alba and Robert De Niro. The film is co-written, produced, and directed by Robert Rodriguez and Ethan Maniquis. Machete was released last September 3, 2010 and was expected to top the weekend box office on its opening day but only managed to take the number 3 spot.
The following is a brief summary of what to expect to this action film:
The story revolves around an immigrant, Machete Cortez (Danny Trejo), a former Mexican Federale turned renegade. After a shakedown with a druglord (Steven Seagal), Machete roams Texas looking to do yard work in exchange for money. Michael Booth (Jeff Fahey), a local businessman and spin doctor, explains to Machete that the corrupt Senator McLaughlin (Robert De Niro) is sending hundreds of illegals out of the country. In order to stop this, Booth offers Machete $150,000 to kill McLaughlin. Machete accepts the murder contract. As Machete attempts to assassinate McLaughlin during a rally, he is double-crossed and one of Booth's henchmen shoots him. It is revealed that Booth orchestrated the entire attempted assassination as part of a false flag operation to gain public support for McLaughlin's harsh anti-illegal-immigration laws. By setting up Machete as the patsy, the conspirators make it appear that an outlaw illegal Mexican immigrant has tried to assassinate the senator.
A wounded Machete is taken to a hospital to be treated for wounds, and escapes from Booth's henchmen sent to kill him. Agent Sartana (Jessica Alba), a persistent U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent, is sent by her superior to go find and capture the injured Machete. Machete, with the help of Sh