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Sicario (2015)

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An idealistic FBI agent is enlisted by a government task force to aid in the escalating war against drugs at the border area between the U.S. and Mexico.

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Steve Forsing
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Rafael (as Raoul Trujillo)
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Fausto Alarcon
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Phil Coopers
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Manuel Diaz
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Silvio (as Maximiliano Hernandez)
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Burnett
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Guillermo
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Silvio's Wife
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When drug violence worsens on the USA Mexico border, the FBI sends an idealistic agent, Kate Macer (Emily Blunt) on a mission to eradicate a drug cartel responsible for a bomb that had killed members of her team. Written by Gusde

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The border is just another line to cross.


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Rated R for strong violence, grisly images, and language | See all certifications »

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2 October 2015 (USA)  »

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Borderline  »

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Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$401,288 (USA) (18 September 2015)

Gross:

$46,875,468 (USA) (8 January 2016)
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Trivia

The theatrical poster for Denis Villeneuve's Sicario (2015) is nearly identical to that of Mars et Avril (2012): The right profile of the lead female character (Emily Blunt in one case, Caroline Dhavernas in the other) as a central, dominant figure, with the main supporting cast integrated in her silhouette. The real coincidence is that Martin Villeneuve, the director of Mars et Avril (2012), is Denis Villeneuve's younger brother. Mars et Avril (2012) was released three years prior to Sicario (2015). See more »

Goofs

An interior shot of the red Impala used at the bridge scene shows that there are no keys in the vehicle's ignition. See more »

Quotes

Fausto Alarcon: You think the people that send you here are any different? Who do you think we learned from?
Fausto Alarcon: [Scoffs] The grieving lawyer!
Fausto Alarcon: You wife... you think she'll be... proud to see what have you become?
Alejandro: Don't forget about my daughter.
Fausto Alarcon: [In Spanish] Oh yes... you little one.
Fausto Alarcon: [In Spanish] It wasn't personal.
Alejandro: [In Spanish] It was for me.
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Connections

Featured in The EE British Academy Film Awards (2016) See more »

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Half Empty
Written by Wyatt Earp and Keith Gattis
Performed by Keith Gattis
Courtesy of Pioneertown Productions
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Outstanding thriller
28 December 2015 | by (Israel) – See all my reviews

Hard to find a thriller like Sicario these days , watch it! My thought is that a good Thriller title is the hardest case you can go for as a movie maker .A good thriller has to keep you hooked and in tense for the whole movie ,worst case for most of the movie.Sicario manages to provide the right amount of thrill and action in a way it keeps you interested through all of the time.Sure it had its flaws and sometimes i was a little disappointed with the decision the writers made with this one but when i look at the whole picture its coming up as a very good film , i honestly couldn't stop watching and was a little sad when it was over. I must say though that this movie has a political opinions in it that you cant overlook and it can be a little con for some viewers. Overall , this movie is truly a gem to Hollywood industry right now , very well written and directed plus it has outstanding cast.


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