Ladies and gentlemen Bryan Cranston, the infamous Walter White, has returned again to the silver screen as an undercover FBI agent, probably after realizing that becoming a drug baron is not much fun, and he is going to take down Pablo Escobar willing to dismantle his money laundering scheme by infiltrating his organization. The fearsome Heisenberg now has become an infiltrator.
Starring quite a set of artful actors such as Bryan Cranston, Diane Kruger, John Leguizamo, Joseph Gilgun and Benjamin Bratt and directed by Brad Furman, the American crime drama movie The Infiltrator released in the United States and Canada on July 13, 2016 after being premiered at the Tampa Theatre on July 6, 2016 and hit the US box office chart grossing nearly 6 million dollars in its opening weekend.
The movie’s screen play was written by Ellen Brown Furman based on the autobiography of Robert Mazur as a federal agent who infiltrated the Medellin cartel in the ’80s. He posed as a Tampa businessman to unveil the illegal financial activities of the bankers who laundered millions of dollars of drug money. The Medellin cartel is a Columbian organized drug cartel named after the Columbian city of Medellin and operated in many countries such as the United States, Canada, Bolivia, and a few European countries.
The movie tells Robert Mazur’s infiltration mission, C-Chase, as Bob Musella an Italian-American businessman who was indulged in clandestine financial activities of international black money laundering and was highly connected to different mobs. Robert Mazur picked the name from a graveyard and choose it as an undercover identity. The C-Chase operation went for five years with the focus of uncovering the activities of the Bank of Credit and Commerce International (BCCI) related to Pablo Escobar and Manuel Noriega.
“We managed an operation and stayed right on top of it, making sure that what we got was not just the money, but what we got was evidence that was prosecutable against individuals who we actually could arrest.” –Robert Mazur, Anderson Cooper 360, 2011
The movie got many good reviews and was highly rated by IMDB and Rotten Tomato and for sure it was one of the best infiltration true based story movies as it also succeeded to deliver a good to watch material far from the Hollywoodian style of action movies with the gun shooting and the exploding cars. I totally recommend to watch the movie especially to those who loves the real stories about the real infamous criminals.