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Machete - Danny Trejo, Robert De Niro, Jessica Alba, Robert Rodriguez

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Movie propaganda

He looked like just another day labourer from the streets, and the perfect fall guy for a crooked political assassination. But he turned out to be Machete (Danny Trejo), a legendary ex-Federale with a deadly attitude and the skills to match. Left for dead after clashing with notorious Mexican drug kingpin Torrez (Steven Seagal), Machete has escaped to Texas, looking to disappear and forget his tragic past. But what he finds is a web of corruption and deceit that leaves a bullet in a senator and Machete a wanted man. Machete sets out to clear his name and expose a deep conspiracy. But standing in his way are Booth (Jeff Fahey), a ruthless businessman with an endless payroll of killers; Von (Don Johnson), a twisted border vigilante leading a small army; and Sartana (Jessica Alba), a beautiful immigrations officer torn between enforcing the law and doing what is right. Helping Machete even the odds are Luz (Michelle Rodriguez), a sexy taco-truck lady with a rebellious spirit and revolutionary heart, and Padre (Cheech Marin), a priest who's good with blessings, but better with guns. Carving a path of bullets, blood, and broken hearts, Machete's quest ultimately leads him back to Torrez for an epic battle of revenge and redemption. Or as Machete puts it, "They just fucked with the wrong Mexican."

Theatrical propaganda posters

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Target demographic movie keyword propaganda

  • Film action crime Mexico US police drugs assassin set-up revenge violence machete corruption wet-back

Persons of interest

  • 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
  • Don Johnson .... Von Jackson
  • Shea Whigham .... Sniper
  • Lindsay Lohan .... April
  • Cheryl Chin .... Torrez Henchwoman
  • Daryl Sabara .... Julio
  • Electra Avellan .... Nurse Mona
  • Gilbert Trejo .... Jorge
  • Elise Avellan .... Nurse Lisa
  • Tom Savini .... Osiris Amanpour
  • Felix Sabates .... Doc Felix
  • Marci Madison .... Nurse Fine
  • Mayra Leal .... Chica
  • Alejandro Antonio .... Chief
  • Juan Gabriel Pareja .... Rico
  • Alicia Rachel Marek .... June Booth
  • Tina Rodriguez .... Tristana
  • Roland Ruiz .... Luis
  • Greg Ingram .... Cristos
  • Tito Larriva .... Culebra Cruzado
  • Nina Leon .... Machete's Wife
  • Ethan Maniquis .... Director
  • Robert Rodriguez .... Screenwriter
  • Álvaro Rodríguez .... Screenwriter
  • Robert Rodriguez .... Director

Cinematic intelligence sources

Intelligence analyst

Special Agent Matti

Theatrical report

Welcome to the wonderful world of Mexploitation.

Do you remember Shaft? That was Blaxploitation. Heavy on cool, hip, sexy, Afro-American violence, light on plot. Machete is Mexploitation. I think you get the picture.

It's awesome. More violence than a kitten in a blender. More humour than a frog in a blender. More bad dialogue than a script in a blender. Bahahahaha!

You don't have to be a bloke to enjoy Machete, but it sure does help. Oh yes, there will be boobs. You'll love it!

The action, crime movie Machete is directed by Robert Rodriguez and stars Danny Trejo, Robert De Niro, Jessica Alba.

Government security censorship classification

MA 15+ (Strong bloody violence)

Surveillance time

106 minutes (1:46 hours)

Not for public release in Australia before date

Film: 11 November 2010

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