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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.

Director:

Denis Villeneuve

Writer:

Taylor Sheridan
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Emily Blunt ... Kate Macer
Benicio Del Toro ... Alejandro
Josh Brolin ... Matt Graver
Victor Garber ... Dave Jennings
Jon Bernthal ... Ted
Daniel Kaluuya ... Reggie Wayne
Jeffrey Donovan ... Steve Forsing
Raoul Max Trujillo ... Rafael (as Raoul Trujillo)
Julio Cesar Cedillo ... Fausto Alarcon
Hank Rogerson ... Phil Coopers
Bernardo Saracino ... Manuel Diaz
Maximiliano Hernández ... Silvio (as Maximiliano Hernandez)
Kevin Wiggins ... Burnett
Edgar Arreola ... Guillermo
Kim Larrichio Kim Larrichio ... Silvio's Wife
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Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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The border is just another line to cross.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Details

Country:

USA | Mexico

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

2 October 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Sicario See more »

Filming Locations:

Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$401,288, 18 September 2015, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$46,889,293

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$84,872,444
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | Dolby Atmos | Auro 11.1 | DTS (DTS: X)

Color:

Color | Black and White (surveillance footage)

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

While Benicio Del Toro's character is frequently silent in the movie, he initially had more lines. "In the original script, the character explained his background several times to Kate," Del Toro said. "And that gave me information about who this guy was, but it felt a little stiff to have someone you just met fifteen minutes ago suddenly telling you what happened to him and who he is." Working with director Denis Villeneuve, Del Toro began cutting some of his dialogue to preserve the mystery of who his character is; Villeneuve estimated they cut 90% of what Del Toro was originally intended to say by screenwriter Taylor Sheridan. Like Del Toro, Villeneuve saw power in stripping the character down to a brooding silence, stating that dialogue belongs to plays and "movies are about movement, character, and presence, and Benicio had all that." See more »

Goofs

When Kate and Reggie go out to the car to get their tactical gear, Kate hands a couple of plates to Reggie and says, "Front and back." The implication is that either they're inserting extra trauma plates into their plate carriers for additional protection, or that their carriers have no armor plates at all. However, the plates she hands him are side plates that go in a carrier to help protect the wearer's sides. See more »

Quotes

Reggie Wayne: [sitting in a bar] Look at you. Your eyebrows are a mess.
Kate Macer: [hiding her face] No, they're not!
Reggie Wayne: They're like caterpillars, like wild beasts. You're losing weight.
Kate Macer: I'm eating.
Reggie Wayne: Look at you. What is it, one T-shirt a week? At least work on your personal hygiene, huh?
Kate Macer: You sound like my mother.
Reggie Wayne: Maybe I *am* your mother. First we work on personal hygiene, then we move on to the shopping.
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The Deeper You Go, The Darker It Gets. ..
31 January 2016 | by Fella_shibbySee all my reviews

Probably the best cinematography of this whole year. Roger Deakins is an absolute maestro. Music and sound combo of the movie added to the tension. Johann Johannsson's score is another exciting driving force upon which the film is carried. It was powerful. Incredible action-thriller. It was extremely dark. Not color wise, but the subject matter. Villeneuve really knows how to take the most vile subjects and turn them into intense n dark cinema. The acting was top notch especially Del Toro. He is comfortable with this sort of material and it really shows. I hav always been a fan of Brolin after no country for old men. His character was so relaxed n mean with those slip ons quiet opposite to del toro's who u slowly get to know as the movie unfolds. Del toro's character was emotionless and relentless. It is his best performance to date. The only scene i couldn't digest was the dinner scene. I turned my eyes n was shocked for few mins.


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