IFC Films | Release Date: September 19, 2008
Summary: Inspired by true events. Two childhood friends decide to enlist in Rio de Janeiro's Military Police Department. After juggling their police jobs and college, both make up their minds to try out for a Special Operations Squad whose mission is to take down the drug-lords that plague the city. Both men struggle to survive, facing the daily challenges of dealing with pressure at home and fighting an unnamed war on the streets. (The Weinstein Company)
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Runtime: 115 min
Rating: Rated R for strong violence, pervasive language and drug content.
Production: Weinstein Company, The
Genres: Drama, Thriller, Romance, Crime
Countries: USA, Brazil, Netherlands
Language: Portuguese
Home Release Date: Oct 28, 2008
Director Credit
José Padilha Director
Writer Credit
André Batista Writer
Bráulio Mantovani Writer
John Kaylin Writer
José Padilha Writer
Luiz Eduardo Soares Writer
Rodrigo Pimentel Writer
Cast Credit
André Felipe Rodrigues
André Ramiro André Matias
Bernardo Jablonski Law Teacher
Caio Junqueira Neto
Emerson Gomes Xaveco
Fábio Lago Claudio Mendes De Lima 'Baiano'
Fernanda de Freitas Roberta
Fernanda Machado Maria
Maria Ribeiro Rosane
Milhem Cortaz Capitão Fábio
Patrick Santos Tinho
Paulo Vilela Edu
Rafael d'Avila Xuxa
Roberta Santiago Cast
Wagner Moura Capitão Nascimento
Producer Credit
Bia Castro Executive Producer
Eduardo Costantini Executive Producer
Eliana Soárez Co-Producer
Genna Terranova Executive Producer
James D'Arcy Co-Producer
José Padilha Producer
Marcos Prado Producer