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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.

Director:

Brad Furman

Writers:

Ellen Furman (screenplay) (as Ellen Brown Furman), Robert Mazur (based on the book on)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bryan Cranston ... Robert Mazur
Leanne Best ... Bowling Alley Waitress
Daniel Mays ... Frankie
Tom Vaughan-Lawlor ... Steve Cook
Niall Hayes Niall Hayes ... Scott Mazur
Lara Decaro ... Andrea Mazur
Juliet Aubrey ... Evelyn Mazur
Olympia Dukakis ... Aunt Vicky
Amy Ryan ... Bonni Tischler
John Leguizamo ... Emir Abreu
Joseph Gilgun ... Dominic
Jason Isaacs ... Mark Jackowski
Richard Katz ... Attorney
Fred Furman Fred Furman ... Federal Court Judge
Juan Cely Juan Cely ... The Informant
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During the 1980s, U.S. Customs Service special agent Robert Mazur uses his undercover alias "Bob Musella" to become a pivotal player for drug lords cleaning their dirty cash. Later, he infiltrates the world's largest cartel, and helps expose the money-laundering organization of drug lord Pablo Escobar and take down the Bank of Credit and Commerce International, which had secretly taken illegal ownership of First American Bank shares in Washington, D.C. He survives the deception and has a long and productive career..

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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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Trivia

For the actual operation, Robert Mazur recruited his friend, the late Eric Wellman, to provide an array of persuasive props. "Eric had an investment company, a mortgage business, a jewelry chain, a Rolls Royce, an air charter service with a private jet, all types of resources that I couldn't have gotten as an agent because law enforcement doesn't have all that inventory," Mazur laughed. Wellman is portrayed in the movie by actor Mark Holden. See more »

Goofs

The flying business jet on the movie is either a Learjet 40 or Learjet 45, and the first flight for the Learjet 40 was in 2002 and Learjet 45 flew first time in 1995 and the movie is supposed to be 1985. See more »

Quotes

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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Soundtracks

Eminence Front
Written by Pete Townshend
Performed by The Who
Courtesy of Polydor UK Ltd.
Published by Spirit Four Music o/b/o Spirit Services Holdings, S.a.r.l.
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Not bad, some good performances but quite flat
8 December 2018 | by areatwSee all my reviews

'The Infiltrator' is a solid crime drama with some good acting performances, but it does also feel like something of a missed opportunity.

The potential for a true story as interesting as this one was huge but it just never seems to get out of second gear. Much of the film feels flat and is remarkably low on tension for a story like this. There are some positives though and it is, overall, a relatively enjoyable film.

Ordinarily I would probably be praising 'The Infiltrator', but given the material this film had at its disposal, it could have and really should have been a lot better. Credit however to Bryan Cranston who is excellent in the lead and at least makes the film watchable.

'The Infiltrator' isn't a bad film, but the material deserved something much better.


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Official Sites:

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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

13 July 2016 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

London, England, UK See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$28,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,303,775, 17 July 2016

Gross USA:

$15,436,808

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$21,011,110
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2.35 : 1
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