R | | Action, Crime, Drama
An idealistic FBI agent is enlisted by a government task force to aid in the escalating war against drugs at the border area between the U.S. and Mexico.
For the sequence involving the thermal and night vision goggles (that were non-functional), a props man heated the soles of his shoes so his footprints would register more prominently throughout the length of the shot. Two systems were used: one for night vision and one for thermal imaging, in order to differentiate between the two POVs. The production only had the use of the FLIR SC8300 infrared camera for one day.
The word Sicario comes from the zealots of Jerusalem, killers who hunted the Romans who invaded their homeland. In Mexico, Sicario means hitman.
After the arrests at the bank, it is stated the perpetrators had been making deposits of $9,000 every day to avoid government reporting, which is a form of structuring. However, bank employees in the US are trained to report suspicious cash deposits. Depositing $9,000 a day every day for years would definitely count as suspicious.
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