Sicario: Day of the Soldado is a 2018 American crime-action film directed by Stefano Sollima.

Official trailers

Sony Pictures Entertainment on Thursday, May 24, 2018 released the trailer:
SICARIO: DAY OF THE SOLDADO - Official Trailer #3.

Story intro

An Islamist suicide bombing in a Kansas City grocery store kills fifteen people. Meanwhile, JSOC operators (heavily implied to be SFOD-D operators) engage, seize and arrest smugglers suspected of trafficking the suicide bombers through the US-Mexico border. The United States government responds by authorizing CIA officer Matt Graver to apply extreme measures to combat Mexican drug cartels who are suspected of having smuggled the terrorists across the border. Graver and the Department of Defense decide the best option is to instigate a war between the major cartels, and Graver recruits black operative Alejandro Gillick for the mission. Gillick assassinates a high-profile lawyer of the Matamoros cartel in Mexico City while Graver and his team kidnap Isabel Reyes, the daughter of the kingpin of the Matamoros' rival, Carlos Reyes (who ordered the killing of Gillick's family in the previous film), in a false flag operation. Graver, Gillick, and their team take Isabel to Texas and stage a fake rescue with the help of the DEA and local police, trying to make her think she was kidnapped by her father's enemies. Gillick bonds with Isabel, and the team makes plans to transport her back to Mexico. They plan to leave her in territory controlled by her father's rivals to further escalate the inter-cartel conflict. However, after they cross into Mexico, the Mexican police escorts double-cross them and attack the American vehicles. Graver and his team kill 25 Mexican policemen to escape the ambush.

Cast

Josh Brolin
Matt Graver
Isabela Moner
Isabel Reyes
Jeffrey Donovan
Steve Forsing
Manuel Garcia-Rulfo
Gallo
Catherine Keener
Cynthia Foards
Matthew Modine
James Riley
Shea Whigham
Andy Wheeldon
Elijah Rodriguez
Miguel Hernandez
Howard Ferguson Jr.
Troy
David Castañeda
Hector (as David Castaneda)
Jacqueline Torres
Blandina
Bruno Bichir
Angel
Jake Picking
Shawn
Ian Bohen
Carson Wills
Arturo Maese Bernal
Mexican Lookout #1
Benicio Del Toro
Alejandro
Raoul Max Trujillo
Rafael (as Raoul Trujillo)
Tenzin Marco-Taylor
José
Alfredo Quiroz
Teenage Soldier
Nick Shakoour
Rocking Man
Joseph Garcia
Border Agent #1
J.D. Marmion
Border Agent #2
Hector Dez
Border Agent #3
Jon Kristian Moore
Border Agent #4
Thang Khan Gin
Burmese Migrant #1
Mang Khai
Burmese Migrant #2
Zaw Tan
Burmese Migrant #3
Rob Franco
K-9 Agent
Sakariya Ali
Somali Militiaman
Faysal Ahmed
Bashiir
Dan Davidson
Col. Kenneth Walter
Graham Beckel
Dale Hammonds
Sherman Allen
Gen. Arno McCullough
Mickey Dolan
Bus Stop Teen
Alejandro de la Peña
Balding Man
Iliana Donatlán
Mexican News Reporter (as Iliana Donatlan Sanchez)
Lourdes Del Rio Garcia
Miranda
Christopher Heyerdahl
Headmaster Deats
J.D. Garfield
Alberto (as JD Garfield)
Stafford Douglas
Naval Intelligence Officer
Oscar Avila
Mexican Border Guard
Fernando Urquides
Tattooed Gangster
Tasha Ames
Young Blonde Woman
Ryan Begay
Javier
Diane Villegas
Ida
Rick Vargas
49ers Man
Ibrahim Renno
Sakher
Beth Bailey
Mother Victim
Alex Cacho
Costco Terrorist #2
Lloyd Voights
Gulfstream Pilot
Brian Reynolds
Blackhawk Pilot #1
Fred North
Blackhawk Pilot #2
Billy R. Sanchez
Mexican Migrant #1
Gary Anthony Castro
Mexican Migrant #2

About

Principal photography began in New Mexico on November 8, 2016.

The film Sicario: Day of the Soldado was scheduled to be released on June 11, 2018 (Antara Polanco), on June 29, 2018 (United States) and on July 26, 2018 (Germany) by Lions Gate Entertainment, 01 Distribution, ACME, Andes Films, Belga Films, Blitz, Central Partnership, Chantier Films, Constantin-Film, Forum Film Slovakia, Golden Village Pictures, Impuls Pictures, Independent Films, Kadokawa, Korea Screen, Leone Film Group, Lionsgate UK, Metropolitan Filmexport, Mongkol Major, Myndform, Nordisk Film, PT. Prima Cinema Multimedia, PVR Pictures, Parkway Management, Pioneer Films, Pris Audiovisuais, Pro Video Film & Distribution Kft., Rai Cinema, Roadshow Films, Sony Pictures Releasing, Spentzos Films, StudioCanal, Ukrainian Film Distribution, United International Pictures (UIP), Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions (SPWA) and Stage 6 Films.

The duration of the film is 122 minutes. With a budget of $35 - 45 million, the film grossed over $75.8 million.

The film had received a "R" rating.

Rating

Sicario: Day of the Soldado got high rating from critics. The audience also likes the film. Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "B" on a scale ranging from A+ to F.

External links

Official website: sonypictures.com/movies/sicario2soldado

IMDB: Sicario: Day of the Soldado

Wikipedia: Sicario: Day of the Soldado

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