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Sicario: Day of the Soldado (2018)

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The drug war on the U.S.-Mexico border has escalated as the cartels have begun trafficking terrorists across the US border. To fight the war, federal agent Matt Graver re-teams with the mercurial Alejandro.

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Stefano Sollima

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Taylor Sheridan
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How 'Sicario: Day of the Soldado' Became a Great Sequel

Frequent on-screen partners Josh Brolin and Benicio Del Toro reveal how they approach their characters from a new angle in Sicario: Day of the Soldado.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Benicio Del Toro ... Alejandro
Josh Brolin ... Matt Graver
Isabela Moner ... Isabel Reyes
Jeffrey Donovan ... Steve Forsing
Catherine Keener ... Cynthia Foards
Manuel Garcia-Rulfo ... Gallo
Matthew Modine ... James Riley
Shea Whigham ... Andy Wheeldon
Elijah Rodriguez ... Miguel Hernandez
Howard Ferguson Jr. ... Troy
David Castañeda ... Hector
Jacqueline Torres ... Blandina
Raoul Max Trujillo ... Rafael
Bruno Bichir ... Angel
Jake Picking ... Shawn
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Storyline

In this adventure/drama, FBI agent Matt Graver (Josh Brolin) enlists a mysterious operative to help investigate a Mexican drug cartel that has been smuggling terrorists into the U.S. Things escalate when the daughter of a top kingpin is abducted, forcing Graver and his partner to re-evaluate their mission.

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Details

Country:

USA | Mexico

Release Date:

29 June 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Sicario 2 See more »

Filming Locations:

Mexico City, Mexico See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$19,007,566, 1 July 2018, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$50,072,235, 20 September 2018

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$72,822,468, 16 August 2018
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Denis Villeneuve could not return to direct this sequel due to scheduling conflicts with Arrival (2016) and Blade Runner 2049 (2017). See more »

Goofs

At the beginning of the movie, they found three praying rugs near the border. Two of those praying rugs are facing opposite directions. The prayer rugs are meant to face Mecca and clearly the one in the middle is facing the opposite direction to the one on the right. Praying rugs usually have patterns on them, some would be random patterns like the left one. But most of them would have a building theme patterns, like the ones in the middle and the right. It could be houses, mosques, pillars, or gates. These ones would be easy to determine their orientation. Muslims steps on one end of the praying rugs and put their face on the other end, so in using their praying rugs, they keep one specific orientation.

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Quotes

Andy Wheeldon: What do you need?
Matt Graver: Everything. Drones with attack capability... You have Blackhawks, right?
Andy Wheeldon: Mm-hmm.
Matt Graver: I want two of those. I need logistics, communications equipment compatible with a SOCOM JCU. First phase, I need a strike team, two snipers,I need a demolition team...
Andy Wheeldon: Are you going to Ukraine? I got Russians on the payroll, brother. Don't put me in that position. Where's the coup?
Matt Graver: It's an extraction... for starters.
Andy Wheeldon: How much can I know?
Matt Graver: Brother, you don't want to know.
Andy Wheeldon: Well, I don't need ...
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Featured in Projector: Sicario: Day of the Solado (2018) See more »

Soundtracks

Dicen Que Son de Calle
Written by Victor Daniel Federico Guerrero, Dante Edu Espinoza Sanchez and Ernesto Davila Carreño
Performed by Under Side 821
Courtesy of Under Side 821
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Exceptional sequel
30 June 2018 | by kojapSee all my reviews

If you enjoyed the first, you'll love the second. Great performance by Del Toro, tension throughout the movie is very high, this is not an action movie but more a thriller with some action. Go see this movie


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