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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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Brad Furman

Writers:

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

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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Before production began, actor Bryan Cranston spent several days with Robert Mazur observing his role model up close and personal. "Spending time with Bob, I really got a sense of what it takes to live this dichotomy of two different lifestyles," Cranston said. "He has this very specific, methodical way about him, I would say that Bob's actually OCD [Obsessive Compulsive Disorder]. He can't stand things that are out of place, like even when he rolls up his sleeves, Bob wants them to have a nice even roll. I thought it was essential to show this in the movie." See more »

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The Budweiser beer bottles used in the movie have the 'Bud' neck label, not used on bottles in 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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References Doublecrossed (1991) See more »

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Everybody Knows
Written by Leonard Cohen & Sharon Robinson
Performed by Leonard Cohen
Courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment Canada/SMI NY * Sharon Robinson Songs (ASCAP)
Administered by Wixen Music UK Ltd.
Published by Sony/ATV SOngs LLC
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LJ's QR: Solid Movie & Great Performances
14 July 2016 | by ljsmoviesSee 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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UK | USA

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English | Spanish

Release Date:

13 July 2016 (USA) 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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