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The Infiltrator (2016)

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A U.S. Customs official uncovers a money laundering scheme involving Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar.



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A U.S. Customs official uncovers a money laundering scheme involving Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar.

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The true story of one man against the biggest drug cartel in history

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Rated R for strong violence, language throughout, some sexual content and drug material | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

13 July 2016 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El infiltrado  »

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Box Office


$28,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,303,775, 17 July 2016, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$15,425,870, 25 September 2016

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$14,805,854, 5 August 2016
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Star Bryan Cranston, who cites The Conversation (1974), The French Connection (1971) and All the President's Men (1976) as personal reference points for The Infiltrator (2016), also warmed to the challenge of playing a man who leads two lives. "As his normal self, Bob Mazur [Robert Mazur] is this calm, committed family man to his two children and his wife," he said. "And then there's the character of this flamboyant businessman that Bob takes on for work. He flies private jets, goes to strip clubs and the best restaurants, drinks the best wines, plays the big shot, and then he puts all that aside and goes home to his middle-class life. I liked the challenge of blending those two things because it's hard enough when you have a regular job to balance home and neighborhood and relatives. In that sense I think Bob's very relatable, but then he has the added pressure from the dangerous work he does." See more »


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Robert Mazur: Roberto, I am glad you are here. But there is a part of me that wishes you hadn't taken that risk.
Roberto Alcaino: Without family or friends what kinda world it is be. There will be no reason to be alive. Hmm? It's a good day.
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Referenced in The Infiltrator: How to Infiltrate (2016) See more »


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LJ's QR: Solid Movie & Great Performances
14 July 2016 | by See all my reviews


"I think we've been doing this backward. We've been following the drugs to get to the bad guys. What if we chased the money?"

"The Infiltrator", starring Bryan Cranston, follows the fascinating tale of Robert Mazur, a U.S. Customs Agent who goes undercover in a drug cartel.

The stakes are extremely high. If Mazur's disguise isn't convincing, he will be brutally tortured and murdered. He, along with his two partners, have to deal with intelligent drug-lords, ruthless thugs, and shrewd businessmen. Watch as the trio concoct risky plans and false identities while avoiding the suspicion of their targets.

The severe tension is truly felt through the amazing performances. Cranston steals the show, while Diane Kruger, Benjamin Bratt, and Emir Areu are all top-notch. There are nerve-wracking moments where viewers sincerely fear for the characters' safety.

Overall, "The Infiltrator" is a riveting and complex movie with great direction and superb acting. If crime-dramas are your cup of tea, I highly recommend watching it.

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