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Elite Squad (2007)

Tropa de Elite (original title)
1997, Captain Nascimento has to find a substitute for his occupation while trying to take down drug dealers and criminals before the Pope comes to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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In 1997, before the visit of the pope to Rio de Janeiro, Captain Nascimento from BOPE (Special Police Operation Battalion) is assigned to eliminate the risks of the drug dealers in a dangerous slum nearby where the pope intends to be lodged. Captain Nascimento is trying to find a man to replace him because his wife is pregnant and he intends to quit the command and become a trainer of the new recruits. Meanwhile, the two idealistic friends Neto and Matias join the Military Police force expecting to become honest policemen and fight the criminals. However, they see only corruption, lack of competence and stupid bureaucracy in the Military Police, and after a serious incident in the Morro da Babilônia, they decide to join the BOPE. The lives of Capitain Nascimento, Neto and Matias are entwined along the next months, first in the tough training period and then in action against drug dealers. Nascimento believes that Neto could be his substitute, but his impulsive attitudes jeopardizes ... Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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On the streets of Rio only the elite survive.


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Rated R for strong violence, pervasive language and drug content | See all certifications »

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Budget:

$4,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$3,604 (USA) (19 September 2008)

Gross:

$8,060 (USA) (26 September 2008)
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The movie was actually conceived to have the character of Capitão Nascimento as a secondary character and Neto and Matias as main characters. It was only after the whole movie was shot that director José Padilha and writer Bráulio Mantovani were impressed with Wagner Moura's charisma on screen and decided to edit the film with his voice over, changing the focus of the story, thus turning Capitão Nascimento into a main character. See more »

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Capitão Nascimento: [shouting, rubbing the student's face in the blood-soaked body of a dead drug dealer] Put your face here. Put your face here. You see this, you see this hole right here? Who killed this guy here? WHO KILLED THIS GUY HERE?
Student: [stuttering in fear] I didn't see it...
Capitão Nascimento: You didn't see OF COURSE YOU SAW IT. SAY IT! SAY IT!
[he starts slapping the student in the face]
Capitão Nascimento: SAY IT! Who killed this guy here? WHO DID IT?
Student: [crying] I-it was one of you...
Capitão Nascimento: [shouting] THE FUCK "One of you"! THE FUCK "One of you"!
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Written by Tony Bellotto
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City of God becomes Kid's Story after this movie...
20 August 2007 | by (Brazil) – See all my reviews

If you have enjoyed City of God or felt like something was missing on it, then this is the movie you need to see. Everything here is placed respecting the reality... Scenes are very realistic and all action makes you feel like be in part of it. It shows how policemen are involved with criminals and how many policemen are not involved at all and get blamed by society due to some bad fruits. It shows how family can get affected how two guys with same purpose can get trapped in two different situations.. And shows how a man can be changed by the environment that simply leads him to do what he must. That's how we do a great movie without wasting millions of $$$. Perfect movie, dramatic, sensitive and intelligent.


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