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Machete

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Machete

The plot centres on a Mexican man called Cortez (Danny Trejo) - who's nicknamed Machete for his predilection for long, sharp blades - and his quest to avenge the murder of his wife and child, which in turn leads him into a contract to kill a racist American senator (Robert De Niro).

The stellar cast also includes Jessica Alba as an immigration official; Michelle Rodriguez as a Mexican revolutionary and fast-food caterer; Steven Seagal as a narcotics kingpin; Don Johnson as a racist businessman; Jeff Fahey as a corrupt political fixer; and Lindsay Lohan as a woman with a fondness for big guns, and who is as comfortable in a nun's outfit as she is (entirely) out of it. Film4 premiere.

(2010) Cert: 18

Machete synopsis

This enthusiastically gory and violent action-revenge homage to B-movie era exploitation movies from director Robert Rodriguez began its life as a spoof trailer in Rodriguez's Grindhouse collaboration with Quentin Tarantino

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