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Elite Squad ( Tropa de Elite ) (2008) Movie Information

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José Padilha


Caio Junqueira
Wagner Moura
André Ramiro
Maria Ribeiro
Fernanda Machado
Fernanda de Freitas





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In 1997 when the Pope is set to visit a special ops officer struggles to find a suitable team member to continue the war against the drug lords of South America.

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Bad movie. It had its moments but sometimes it was even unwatchable. In the end i just didn't care.

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Thrilling with good actors, a good movie..

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Similar background setting to City of God but a totally different movie at the same time. A great movie about how life's difficulties can challenge our core beliefs.

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01/20/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

"Elite Squad" by Yojimbo

A pair of young recruits join Rio De Janeiro's police "Elite Squad" and are given the task of cleaning up a gang controlled slum before a papal visit. Infernal Affairs meets Full Metal Jacket in this Brazilian crime drama about a police unit that's a cross between SWAT, Internal Affairs and the Gestapo. Matias' transition from idealistic law student to trigger happy storm trooper has some parallels with Michael Corleone's from The Godfather but I'm not 100% sure that the irony was intended by Padhila. The BOPE squad is shown as a bunch of jackbooted thugs who are the only ones who are incorruptible in the face drug money but at the same time their immoral methods make Guantanomo look all warm and fuzzy in comparison. It has a brutal realism in a similar style to City Of God, but it's miss...

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