Elite Squad



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.

  1. José Padilha

    Director, Screenplay

  2. Rodrigo Pimentel


  3. Luiz Eduardo Soares


  4. André Batista


  5. Bráulio Mantovani


Top Billed Cast

  1. Wagner Moura

    Wagner Moura

    Capitão Nascimento

  2. Caio Junqueira

    Caio Junqueira


  3. André Ramiro

    André Ramiro

    André Matias

  4. Milhem Cortaz

    Milhem Cortaz

    Capitao Fabio

  5. Fernanda Machado

    Fernanda Machado


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Elite Squad
Elite Squad



Original Title Tropa de Elite

Status Released

Release Information

  • September 19, 2008


    Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian 21 or older. The parent/guardian is required to stay with the child under 17 through the entire movie, even if the parent gives the child/teenager permission to see the film alone. These films may contain strong profanity, graphic sexuality, nudity, strong violence, horror, gore, and strong drug use. A movie rated R for profanity often has more severe or frequent language than the PG-13 rating would permit. An R-rated movie may have more blood, gore, drug use, nudity, or graphic sexuality than a PG-13 movie would admit.

Original Language Portuguese

Runtime 1h 55m

Budget $4,000,000.00

Revenue -



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