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Sicario (2015)

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Sicario is a movie starring Emily Blunt, Josh Brolin, and Benicio Del Toro. 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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Kate Macer
... Alejandro
... Matt Graver
... Dave Jennings
... Ted
... Reggie Wayne
... Steve Forsing
... Rafael (as Raoul Trujillo)
... Fausto Alarcon
... Phil Coopers
... Manuel Diaz
... Silvio (as Maximiliano Hernandez)
... Burnett
... Guillermo
Kim Larrichio ... 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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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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Trivia

Emily Blunt based Kate Macer's character on one of four female FBI agents she spoke to in preparation for the role, whom she described as "shy" and with a "loner quality" to them. See more »

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The traffic scenes supposedly shot in Juarez include the characteristic green and gray "Pesero" buses and the red and yellow taxis of Mexico City. Neither of those types of public transport exist in Juarez. 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: Your 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... your little one.
Fausto Alarcon: [In Spanish] It wasn't personal.
Alejandro: [In Spanish] It was for me.
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The Deeper You Go, The Darker It Gets. ..
31 January 2016 | by See 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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