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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.

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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

The theatrical poster for this film is nearly identical to that of Mars et Avril (2012). The right profile of the lead female character (Emily Blunt in one case, Caroline Dhavernas in the other) as a central, dominant figure, with the main supporting cast integrated in her silhouette. Martin Villeneuve, the director of Mars et Avril (2012), is the younger brother of Denis Villeneuve, who directed Sicario (2015). Mars et Avril (2012) came out three years prior to Sicario (2015). See more »

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In the tunnel scene, one of the cameras is looking through a thermal sight. When the camera looked at a dead body, the blood was cold but the person wasn't. See more »

Quotes

Matt: Medellin refers to a time when one group controlled every aspect of the drug trade, providing a measure of order that we could control. And until somebody finds a way to convince 20% of the population to stop snorting and smoking that shit, order's the best we can hope for. And what you saw up there, was Alejandro working toward returning that order.
Kate Macer: Alejandro works for the fucking Colombian Cartel.
Matt: He works for the competition. Alejandro works for anyone who will point him toward the people ...
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Cowboy's Duty
Written by Aron Leigh, Phil Barton & Mike Ulvila
Performed by Aron Leigh
Courtesy of Watsky Music, LLC
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Outstanding thriller
28 December 2015 | by EvanoilSee 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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