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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.

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Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 15 wins & 150 nominations. See more awards »
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Steve Forsing
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Manuel Diaz
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Silvio (as Maximiliano Hernandez)
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Guillermo
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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.


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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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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

This is the third time Josh Brolin and Benicio Del Toro appear in the same movie. The other two were Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) and Inherent Vice (2014). 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

Kate Macer: You used me as bait.
Matt: Nah, you used yourself as bait.
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Connections

Referenced in Electro Kill Machine: Warped (2017) See more »

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Train Ambush
Written by Harry Bluestone
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Outstanding thriller
28 December 2015 | by See 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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