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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

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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

Having just completed Everest (2015), an exhausted Josh Brolin originally turned down this film, until cinematographer Roger Deakins sent him an E-mail imploring him to join the cast. Since it was so uncharacteristic of Deakins to take this stand, Brolin ultimately changed his mind. See more »

Goofs

In the opening raid sequence, Kate and Reggie are serving a warrant in Chandler, AZ with the Phoenix Police Department SWAT team. As an FBI investigation, the Phoenix FBI Field Office SWAT team would be the primary tactical unit to conduct the raid, followed by other Federal teams such as ICE SRT or the Border Patrol Tucson Sector Tactical Unit (BORTAC). Chandler is a separate jurisdiction from Phoenix with its own police department and SWAT team so if a local tactical unit was used, it would be Chandler PD SWAT or Maricopa County Sheriff's Office SWAT. See more »

Quotes

Alejandro: Go ahead and finish your meal.
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Connections

Followed by Sicario: Day of the Soldado (2018) See more »

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Half Empty
Written by Wyatt Earp and Keith Gattis
Performed by Keith Gattis
Courtesy of Pioneertown Productions
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Outstanding thriller
28 December 2015 | by IvanoilSee all my reviews

Hard to find a thriller like Sicario these days , watch it! My thought is that a good Thriller title is the hardest case you can go for as a movie maker .A good thriller has to keep you hooked and in tense for the whole movie ,worst case for most of the movie.Sicario manages to provide the right amount of thrill and action in a way it keeps you interested through all of the time.Sure it had its flaws and sometimes i was a little disappointed with the decision the writers made with this one but when i look at the whole picture its coming up as a very good film , i honestly couldn't stop watching and was a little sad when it was over. I must say though that this movie has a political opinions in it that you cant overlook and it can be a little con for some viewers. Overall , this movie is truly a gem to Hollywood industry right now , very well written and directed plus it has outstanding cast.


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