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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.


Brad Furman


Ellen Furman (screenplay) (as Ellen Brown Furman), Robert Mazur (based on the book on)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Bryan Cranston ... Robert Mazur
Leanne Best ... Bowling Alley Waitress
Daniel Mays ... Frankie
Tom Vaughan-Lawlor ... Steve Cook
Niall Hayes Niall Hayes ... Scott Mazur
Lara Decaro ... Andrea Mazur
Juliet Aubrey ... Evelyn Mazur
Olympia Dukakis ... Aunt Vicky
Amy Ryan ... Bonni Tischler
John Leguizamo ... Emir Abreu
Joseph Gilgun ... Dominic
Jason Isaacs ... Mark Jackowski
Richard Katz ... Attorney
Fred Furman Fred Furman ... Federal Court Judge
Juan Cely Juan Cely ... The Informant


During the 1980s, U.S. Customs Service special agent Robert Mazur uses his undercover alias "Bob Musella" to become a pivotal player for drug lords cleaning their dirty cash. Later, he infiltrates the world's largest cartel, and helps expose the money-laundering organization of drug lord Pablo Escobar and take down the Bank of Credit and Commerce International, which had secretly taken illegal ownership of First American Bank shares in Washington, D.C. He survives the deception and has a long and productive career..

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

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Official Sites:

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English | Spanish

Release Date:

13 July 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El infiltrado See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK See more »


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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Technical Specs



Color | Black and White | Color (archive footage)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Coming off his critically-acclaimed thriller The Lincoln Lawyer (2011), director Brad Furman was already intrigued with Pablo Escobar when he sparked to the picture's potential as a fresh entry point into Narcos subculture. "I was fascinated with Bob's genius idea to suffocate the cartels by following their money," Furman said . "I was drawn to his story because it has all these layers of complexity that you might find in movies like Traffic (2000) or The Insider (1999)." See more »


A character is seen wearing a Milwaukee Brewers jersey with a "Brewers" wordmark that hadn't been introduced in 1985. See more »


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 Midnight Screenings: The Infiltrator (2016) See more »


Que Nadie Sepa Mi Sufrir (Luke Moellman Remix)
Vocals by Liv Perkins
Produced by Luke Moellman (as Luke Moellmans)
Mixed by Ben Lindell
Recorded and Engineered by Keith Ukrisna & Josh Margolis
Written by Enrique Dizeo & Angel Cabral
Warner Chappell Music Argentina (SADAIC)
All rights administered by WB Music Corp.
Published by Bourne Co. (ASCAP)
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LJ's QR: Solid Movie & Great Performances
14 July 2016 | by ljsmoviesSee 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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