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Elite Squad ()

Tropa de Elite (original title)
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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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Capitão Nascimento
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Aspirante Matias
Caio Junqueira ...
Neto
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Capitão Fábio
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Maria
Maria Ribeiro ...
Rosane
Paulo Vilela ...
Edu
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Roberta
André Di Mauro ...
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 Teixeira ...
Cabo Tião (as Thogun)
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
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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
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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
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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 Jr. ...
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
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Major Gouveia (as Otto Júnior)
Joana Medeiros ...
Dona Estela
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Alberto Flaksman ...
Advogado (uncredited)
Thiago Mendonça ...
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Directed by

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José Padilha

Written by

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André Batista ... (book "Elite da Tropa")
 
Bráulio Mantovani ... ()
 
José Padilha ... ()
 
Rodrigo Pimentel ... (book "Elite da Tropa")
 
Rodrigo Pimentel ... ()
 
Luiz Eduardo Soares ... (book "Elite da Tropa")

Produced by

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Bia Ambrogi ... post producer supervisor
Bia Castro ... executive producer
Eduardo Costantini ... executive producer
James D'Arcy ... co-producer
Alex Garcia ... executive producer
José Padilha ... producer
Felipe Prado ... co-producer
Joao Prado ... co-producer
Marcos Prado ... producer
Eliana Soárez ... co-producer
Genna Terranova ... executive producer

Music by

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Pedro Bromfman

Cinematography by

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Lula Carvalho

Film Editing by

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Daniel Rezende

Editorial Department

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Doug Delaney ... digital intermediate colorist
Matthew W. Johnson ... digital intermediate editor: Post Logic Studios
Roni Rodrigues ... assistant editor: Estudios Mega
Betsy Solorzano ... digital intermediate producer
Kelley Whitis ... post-production coordinator

Production Design by

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Tulé Peak

Set Decoration by

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Odair Zani

Costume Design by

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Cláudia Kopke

Makeup Department

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Martín Macías Trujillo ... makeup artist
Ignácio Posadas ... key hair stylist
Sandro Valerio ... makeup artist

Production Management

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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

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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

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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

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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. ... re-recording mixer

Special Effects by

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Marc Banich ... special effects technician
Mike Edmonson ... special effects technician
Sergio Farjalla Jr. ... special effects / weapons coordinator
Bruno Van Zeebroeck ... special effects coordinator

Stunts

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Fillipe Dias ... co-stunt coordinator
Paulo Pacheco ... stunts
Keith Woulard ... stunt coordinator

Camera and Electrical Department

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Pablo Baião ... camera operator / 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')
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
Eduardo de Andréa Kito ... first assistant camera: "b" camera (as Eduardo 'Kito' de Andréa)
Ulisses Malta Jr. ... gaffer
Renato Mineirinho ... grip
Edu Mourão ... grip
Thiago Pereira ... grip
David Prichard ... still photographer
Pedro von Krüger ... camera loader

Casting Department

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Luiz Montes ... casting
Michael Laguens ... casting: France (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Alexandre Brolho ... assistant costume designer
Alex Brollo ... costume supervisor
Caroline Darrieux ... set costumer
Fernando Luis de Jesus ... key costumer
Mariana Reginaldo ... assistant costume designer
Renata Russo ... wardrobe assistant

Location Management

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Rodrigo Lamounier ... location manager
Claudio Sousa ... location manager

Music Department

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Pedro Bromfman ... music producer

Other crew

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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
Malu Miranda ... production supervisor: action unit
Perigoso ... set manager
Olivia Rabacov ... script supervisor
Fátima Toledo ... acting coach (as Maria Fatima Toledo)

Thanks

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Carmem Levy ... special thanks

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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 his choice. Later, the intelligent Matias seems to be the correct choice, but he needs to prove that he has heart. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Taglines On the streets of Rio only the elite survive. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Elite Squad (United States)
  • Tropa de élite (Argentina)
  • Elite Squad (World-wide, English title)
  • The Elite Squad (Europe, English title)
  • Elite Squad (United Kingdom)
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Runtime
  • 115 min
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Box Office

Budget $4,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend Brazil BRL1,786,339, 07 Oct 2007
Cumulative Worldwide Gross $14,067,078, 22 Jun 2012

Did You Know?

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Trivia The movie was originally meant to have Capitão Nascimento as a secondary character and Neto and Matias as the main characters. It was only after shooting was finished that director José Padilha and writer Bráulio Mantovani realized how impressed they were with Wagner Moura's charisma on screen and decided to edit the film with his voice over, changing the focus of the story and turning Capitão Nascimento into a main character. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Elite Squad: The Enemy Within (2010). See more »
Soundtracks Tropa de Elite 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!
Capitão Nascimento: [after 05 stares down the grenade] We are all trusting you, sir.
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