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Sabotage (2014)

R  |   |  Action, Crime, Drama  |  28 March 2014 (USA)
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Members of an elite DEA task force find themselves being taken down one by one after they rob a drug cartel safe house.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mark Schlegel ...
Ned Yousef ...
Dubai Money Launderer
Floyd Demel
ASAC Phelps
Nick Chacon ...
DEA Sniper (as Nicolas Chacon)
Stan Morris (DEA Interrogator #1)


An elite DEA team raids the safe house of a drug cartel and hide $10 million in the plumbing. When they go back to retrieve the money it is not there. The team is under investigation for the missing $10 million. Then after a couple months the investigation is lifted. The team trains together again and then celebrates at a strip club. Then one of the team is murdered. He wakes us in his RV on railroad tracks. Then a second team member is nailed to the ceiling. The third team member is gunned down at his remote cabin. There is a female City of Atlanta investigator in charge of the murders. After investigating the cartel angle, the twisted truth comes to light.

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Rated R for strong bloody violence, pervasive language, some sexuality/nudity and drug use | See all certifications »

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28 March 2014 (USA)  »

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$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$5,272,444 (USA) (28 March 2014)


$10,499,968 (USA) (9 May 2014)

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Did You Know?


According to director David Ayer, Sabotage was heavily cut by the studio in favor of delivering more of an action based film rather than a mystery thriller. The original cut of Sabotage was rumored to be close to 3 hours. See more »


Just after Floyd gives John Wharton his gun, badge and credentials back, John drives his black Silverado pickup truck into a gravel parking lot. He backs in and parks with his front wheels turned on an angle, but in the next shot, his front wheels are straight. See more »


Grinder: The DEA, they wanted to throw us in a hole, and throw the hole away.
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How This Brutally Awful Movie Was Made
9 July 2014 | by (Ireland) – See all my reviews

Arnie:"Hey David, I am bored and was wondering if you fancy making a movie David Ayer: "I am kinda busy watching the grass grow, did you try any other directors." Arnie: "Tried them all but their phones were all switched off" David Ayer: "Damn, forgot to do that. OK I will make a movie with you. What have you got in mind." Arnie: "Duh!...I was hoping you would have some ideas." David: "Ok, just round up some actors and I will get Skip Woods to write a story." He should be able to throw something together in about an hour." Arnie: "Great."

A couple of weeks later.

David:" Arnie, I got the footage you sent me. It is almost 3 hours long and I cannot make any sense of it." Arnie: "Oh Yeah!...sorry about that. The Actors seemed to be stoned and drunk most of the time and we kinda lost track of things. I suppose that means the movie is screwed." David: "No problem. I will cut the crap out of it and make some kinda movie from it. All the blood and guts and shooting should help. The story or the acting is irrelevant. The morons who go to movies will watch anything if it has a few star names attached. Anyway, it is no worse than most of the utter crap coming out of Hollywood the past few years. I am sure we will make a bundle before the public realise how bad it is. We can always get some of our buddies to write good reviews. That always seems to work." Arnie: "Thanks.....gotta go....time for my meds." David: "Yeah!...me too."


Note: Save your sanity, your money and your family, and stay far away from this brutally bad movie. It is seriously bad. Note 2: I had some time off and decided to relax and catch up on some movies. I will never take time off again. I am considering therapy to undo the possible mental damage this so called movie may have done to my poor brain.

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