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The Infiltrator (2016)

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A U.S. Customs official uncovers a money laundering scheme involving Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar.

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Scott Mazur
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Andrea Mazur
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Aunt Vicky
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Bonni Tischler
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Dominic
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A U.S. Customs official uncovers a money laundering scheme involving Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar.

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The true story of one man against the biggest drug cartel in history


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Rated R for strong violence, language throughout, some sexual content and drug material | See all certifications »

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13 July 2016 (USA)  »

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$28,000,000 (estimated)

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$5,303,775 (USA) (17 July 2016)

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$15,425,870 (USA) (25 September 2016)
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Former mob enforcer-turned-bodyguard Dominic, played in the film by actor Joseph Gilgun, schooled Robert Mazur in the importance of looking like a big-time operator for the operation. "Dominic warned me that if I sit across from some drug trafficker with my legs crossed, they're going look at the soles of my shoes. I'm not believable as a multimillionaire money launderer if I'm wearing cheap JC Penney shoes with holes in the soles. But if my shoes are Italian made and cost a couple of hundred bucks, that sends a completely different message." See more »

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The fake wedding at the end of the film occurred in October 1988, but the boxing match characters were seen watching earlier in the film happened in November 1988. The scene was probably meant to depict them watching the same two boxers' match in Miami in April 1988, but the clip used was from their rematch in Las Vegas later in the year. See more »

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Robert Mazur: Roberto, I am glad you are here. But there is a part of me that wishes you hadn't taken that risk.
Roberto Alcaino: Without family or friends what kinda world it is be. There will be no reason to be alive. Hmm? It's a good day.
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Referenced in The Infiltrator: How to Infiltrate (2016) See more »

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LJ's QR: Solid Movie & Great Performances
14 July 2016 | by See all my reviews

LJ'S QUICK MOVIE REVIEW

"I think we've been doing this backward. We've been following the drugs to get to the bad guys. What if we chased the money?"

"The Infiltrator", starring Bryan Cranston, follows the fascinating tale of Robert Mazur, a U.S. Customs Agent who goes undercover in a drug cartel.

The stakes are extremely high. If Mazur's disguise isn't convincing, he will be brutally tortured and murdered. He, along with his two partners, have to deal with intelligent drug-lords, ruthless thugs, and shrewd businessmen. Watch as the trio concoct risky plans and false identities while avoiding the suspicion of their targets.

The severe tension is truly felt through the amazing performances. Cranston steals the show, while Diane Kruger, Benjamin Bratt, and Emir Areu are all top-notch. There are nerve-wracking moments where viewers sincerely fear for the characters' safety.

Overall, "The Infiltrator" is a riveting and complex movie with great direction and superb acting. If crime-dramas are your cup of tea, I highly recommend watching it.

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