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Elite Squad

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Elite Squad

Release Date: October 12, 2007

Year    :   2007
Slogan    :   «On the streets of Rio only the elite survive»
Genres    :   Drama, Action, Crime
Production Companies    :   Universal Pictures do Brasil, The Weinstein Company, Zazen Produções, Estúdios Mega, Quanta Centro de Produções Cinematográficas, Costa Films, Posto 9, Feijão Filmes
Director    :   José Padilha
Producers    :   José Padilha, Marcos Prado, Rodrigo Lamounier, Luiz Montes
Writers    :   Bráulio Mantovani, José Padilha, André Batista, Luiz Eduardo Soares, Rodrigo Pimentel
RunTime    :   115 mins.
Budget    :   4000000
Revenue    :   14759148

In 1997, before the visit of the pope to Rio de Janeiro, Captain Nascimento from BOPE (Special Police Operations Battalion) is assigned to eliminate the risks of the drug dealers in a dangerous slum nearby where the pope intends to be lodged.

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