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Elite Squad (2007) More at IMDbPro »Tropa de Elite (original title)

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Elite Squad -- This is the theatrical trailer for Elite Squad (aka Tropa de Elite), directed by José Padilha.

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Release Date:
12 October 2007 (Brazil) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
On the streets of Rio only the elite survive.
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
39 wins & 11 nominations See more »
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It's not only about the fun you are going to have watching this peace of work but the truth you are going to see on it. See more (101 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Wagner Moura ... Capitão Nascimento

André Ramiro ... Aspirante Matias
Caio Junqueira ... Neto
Milhem Cortaz ... Capitão Fábio

Fernanda Machado ... Maria
Maria Ribeiro ... Rosane
Paulo Vilela ... Edu
Fernanda de Freitas ... Roberta
André Felipe ... Rodrigues (as André Mauro)
Fábio Lago ... Claudio Mendes de Lima 'Baiano'
Erick Oliveira ... Marcinho (as Erick Maximiano Oliveira)
Patrick Santos ... Tinho
Rafael d'Avila ... Xuxa
Roberta Santiago ... Rose
Emerson Gomes ... Xaveco
Bernardo Jablonski ... Prof. Gusmão
Allan Guilherme ... Romerito
Marcelo Escorel ... Coronel Otávio
Marcelo Valle ... Capitão Oliveira
Paulo Hamilton ... Soldado Paulo
Thogun ... Cabo Tião
Saulo Rodrigues ... Capitão Cabral
Thelmo Fernandes ... Sargento Alves
Pierre Santos ... Motoqueiro Comandante
Ronaldo Reis ... Subcomandante Estevão
Leandro Castilho ... Soldado Machado
Márcio Fonseca ... Cabo Bruno
Sandro Rocha ... Sargenteante
Alexandre Neves ... Motorista Patamo
Marcello Gonçalves ... Soldado Patamo

Murilo Elbas ... Coronel Antunes
Bruno d'Elia ... Capitão Azevedo
Alexandre Mofatti ... Subcomandante Carvalho
André Santinho ... Tenente Renan
Rod Carvalho ... Tenente Barcellos
Marcelo Cavalcanti ... Sargento Gonçalo
Ricardo Sodré ... Cabo Bocão
Juliano Cazarré ... Soldado Tatu
Pablo Sobral ... Fontes
Gabriel Teixeira ... Soldado Ari
Cássio Nascimento ... Soldado Moraes
Diego Santiago ... Vitor Padilha
Augusto Madeira ... Médico da Polícia

Suzana Pires ... Psiquiatra da Polícia
Ana Paula Secco ... Mãe de Romerito
Brian Amorim ... Fogueteiro Beco 117
Rosana Barros ... Mãe Fogueteiro Beco 117
Wendel Barros ... Morador Turano
Álamo Facó ... Encadernador
Nathalia Dill ... Aluna & Moça 1 Festa
Daniel Lentini ... Aluno & Rapaz 1 Festa
Michel Blois ... Aluno & Rapaz 2 Festa
Bento Ribeiro ... Aluno & Rapaz 3 Festa
Flávia Rubim ... Patricinha
Cintia Rosa ... Mulher do Baiano
Kauã Messias ... Filho do Baiano
Márcio Costa ... Fumaça
Cesar Calixto ... Bill
Marcello Melo Junior ... Lombada
Hugo Grativol ... Jóia
Anderson Mello ... Ademar Gerente Oficina
Xando Graça ... Bira
Guilherme Guaral ... Marimbondo
Alvaro Diniz Viegas ... Apurador (as Álvaro Viégas)
Ivens Godinho ... Deputado Altino Lima
Erick Burdon ... Dono Lanchonete
Rafael Gnone ... Repórter Fotográfico
Otto Jr. ... Major Gouveia (as Otto Júnior)
Joana Medeiros ... Dona Estela
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Thiago Mendonça ... (uncredited)

Directed by
José Padilha 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
André Batista  book "Elite da Tropa"
John Kaylin  adaptation
Bráulio Mantovani 
José Padilha 
Rodrigo Pimentel  book "Elite da Tropa"
Rodrigo Pimentel 
Luiz Eduardo Soares  book "Elite da Tropa"

Produced by
Bia Castro .... executive producer
Eduardo Costantini .... executive producer
James D'Arcy .... co-producer
José Padilha .... producer
Marcos Prado .... producer
Eliana Soárez .... co-producer
Genna Terranova .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Pedro Bromfman 
 
Cinematography by
Lula Carvalho 
 
Film Editing by
Daniel Rezende 
 
Production Design by
Tulé Peak 
 
Set Decoration by
Odair Zani 
 
Costume Design by
Cláudia Kopke 
 
Makeup Department
Martín Macías Trujillo .... makeup artist
Ignácio Posadas .... key hair stylist
Sandro Valerio .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Robert Bella .... post-production supervisor
Maria Clara Ferreira .... production manager
Lili Nogueira .... production manager
Edu Pacheco .... production manager
Fernando Zagallo .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Laura Flaksman .... third assistant director
Laura C. Grant .... second assistant director: second unit
Daniel Lentini .... third assistant director
Clara Linhart .... second assistant director
Malu Miranda .... first assistant director: action unit
Phil Neilson .... second unit director
Pedro Peregrino .... third assistant director
Rafael Salgado .... first assistant director
Jim Shreim .... second assistant director: action unit
 
Art Department
Cristina Cirne .... art department coordinator
Dejair dos Santos .... property master
Dany Espinelli .... assistant art director
Felipe Lambert .... set decoration assistant
Tiago Marques Teixeira .... set designer
Thiago Marques .... set designer
 
Sound Department
João Caserta .... assistant dialogue editor
Marcel Costa .... boom operator
Lulu Farah .... adr recordist
Roger Hands .... foley artist
Juliana Lago .... sound effects editor
Alessandro Laroca .... supervising sound editor
Eduardo Virmond Lima .... sound effects editor
Evandro Lima .... boom operator
Leandro Lima .... sound
Fernando Lobo .... sound effects editor
Antonio Mac-Dowell .... foley mixer
Adriano Machado .... post-production sound
Débora Opolski .... dialogue editor
Daniel Soares Pedroso .... assistant sound re-recording mixer
Lucas Cesario Pereira .... assistant foley editor
Paulo Henrique Servello .... dolby mastering
Armando Torres Jr. .... sound re-recording mixer
 
Special Effects by
Marc Banich .... special effects technician
Mike Edmonson .... special effects technician
Sergio Farjalla Jr. .... special effects
Sergio Farjalla Jr. .... weapons coordinator
Bruno Van Zeebroeck .... special effects coordinator
 
Stunts
Fillipe Dias .... co-stunt coordinator
Paulo Pacheco .... stunts
Keith Woulard .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Pablo Baião .... camera operator
Pablo Baião .... first assistant camera
Lula Carvalho .... camera operator
Lula Cerri .... second assistant camera
Cristiano Conceição .... first assistant camera: second unit
Luiz Gonzaga de Almeida .... key grip (as 'Mineiro')
Eduardo de Andréa .... first assistant camera: "b" camera (as Eduardo 'Kito' de Andréa)
Wilson de Lima Martins .... grip
Ricardo 'Jamanta' de Mello .... electrician
Alice Flaksman .... video assist operator: second unit
Gabriel Hoffmann .... video assist operator
Pablo Hoffmann .... first assistant camera
Ulisses Malta Jr. .... gaffer
Renato Mineirinho .... grip
Edu Mourão .... grip
Thiago Pereira .... grip
David Prichard .... still photographer
Pedro Von Krüger .... camera loader
 
Casting Department
Luiz Montes .... casting
Michael Laguens .... casting: France (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Alexandre Brolho .... assistant costume designer
Alex Brollo .... costume supervisor
Fernando Luis de Jesus .... key costumer
Mariana Reginaldo .... assistant costume designer
 
Editorial Department
Doug Delaney .... digital intermediate colorist
Matthew W. Johnson .... digital intermediate editor
Betsy Solorzano .... digital intermediate producer
Kelley Whitis .... post-production coordinator
 
Music Department
Pedro Bromfman .... music producer
 
Other crew
Mariana Bentes .... executive production assistant
Andrea F. Cannistraci .... legal services
Fernanda Chasim .... production assistant
Rogério Thadeu de Castro .... set assistant (as Bulldog)
Nilson Dias .... set assistant (as 'Nilsinho')
Pedro Dumans .... set assistant
Laura C. Grant .... assistant to director
Tracey Grimes .... account executive
Gabi Haber .... production assistant
Rodrigo Lamounier .... location manager
Malu Miranda .... production supervisor: action unit
Perigoso .... set manager
Olivia Rabacov .... script supervisor
Fátima Toledo .... acting coach (as Maria Fatima Toledo)
 
Thanks
Carmem Levy .... special thanks
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Tropa de Elite" - Brazil (original title)
"The Elite Squad" - Europe (English title) (festival title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for strong violence, pervasive language and drug content
Runtime:
115 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:

Did You Know?

Trivia:
The university where part of the film was shot is PUC, located at the pleasant neighborhood of Gávea, at Rio de Janeiro, a very traditional elite school and considered the best private university in Brazil, and one of the best educational institutions in South America. This is where André Batista, one of the film's screenwriters, attended law school. He was a member of BOPE and was the inspiration for the character of André Matias, a honest man who finds himself torn between his life as a BOPE member and his life long dreams of being a lawyer.See more »
Quotes:
Trainee officer:[during an information training session] Hey, Coordinator!
Capitão Nascimento:Yes, my sir?
Trainee officer:Soldier 05 is sleeping.
Capitão Nascimento:Hey Soldier 05!
[hands 05 a grenade, 05 takes the grendade]
André Matias:Yes, sir?
Capitão Nascimento:Please take this.
[removes the pin]
Capitão Nascimento:Hey 05, if you drop this granade you will make the whole place explode. You will blow up ALL of your colleagues, you will blow up all of my auxiliaries, and YOU will make myself explode. Will the sir fall asleep again?
André Matias:No sir!
[...]
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Soundtrack:
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94 out of 133 people found the following review useful.
It's not only about the fun you are going to have watching this peace of work but the truth you are going to see on it., 27 August 2007
Author: mwellisch from Brazil

Elite Squad is a most see movie. Despite all of the frenesi it's causing all around, it has a good storyline, excellent screenplay and a brilliant performance from all the cast in the movie, especially Wagner Moura who deserves all prizes he can get for this great performance.

Basically the movie explores the fight between drug dealers and corrupt cops against the good policemen's, some of them from the military police force and most of them from BOPE. That's the way the director Padilha's sees this fight which is not entirely true. Although it shows how the corruption of the Military Police Force works out in Brazil, how the system is used against itself and how the bureaucracy makes everything so difficult that it's almost impossible for honest people to deal with their own personal issues without dealing with corruption. And by the way, that's entirely true.

The baseline of the movie is the story of Nascimento's, who is the captain of BOPE (Special Forces Operations Battalion) which can be compared to SWAT. Nascimento needs a replacement and he needs to find the right person, someone who has all of the qualities the job demands. Two guys come up to be this person but none of them have all it takes. Neto has the attitude, the heart, but he's not smart and centered as he's best buddy Matias. The only thing they have in common which is mandatory for the job is the honesty and the will of changing things for the better.

The movie has all the elements that makes us go to a movie theater. It has a storyline, it has action thriller, and it has a great performance from the cast, all of them.

If you are planning to spend your money in another blockbuster, don't do it! Give a chance to this great movie that explores the WAR that we, from Rio de Janeiro, have to deal with everyday. It's not only about the fun you are going to have watching this peace of work but the truth you are going to see on it.

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