• 2010
  • US
  • 18
  • Directed by: Robert Rodriguez, Ethan Maniquis
  • Written by: Robert Rodriguez, Álvaro Rodriguez
  • Cast: Danny Trejo, Steven Seagal, Michelle Rodriguez, Jeff Fahey, Cheech Marin, Lindsay Lohan, Don Johnson, with Jessica Alba, and Robert De Niro

Absurdly violent Mexploitation homage starring Trejo as a set-up hitman out for justice, with over-the-top pantomime stylings and a game all-star cast including Don Johnson as a racist sheriff and Cheech Marin as a turbulent priest. Bloody, silly (and bloody silly) but great fun.

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