The gang composed by small-time thieves from the slum and leaded by the criminal Tião Medonho (Eliezer Gomes) plans and successfully executes the robbery of the train with the payments of the Banco do Brasil ("Bank of Brazil"). The police has no leads and believes that the heist was committed by an international gang. Meanwhile, Tiao imposes that each outlaw can only spend 10% of the share, but the poor reality and the greed of most of them spoil the planning. Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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The film uses many actual locations concerning the robbery: the actual site of the train heist (Japeri, near Rio de Janeiro); the Coelho Neto bridge (the shootout); the favela of Mangueira; the police headquarters of Lapa; the actual house that Tião Medonho bought after the robbery etc. See more
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