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* GuileHero: Javier sells information to the DEA about Salazar working in conjunction with the cartel. His partner, Manolo, tries to do the exact same thing but is more careless about it and gets both himself and Javier dragged out into the desert by Salazar's own men to [[DigYourOwnGrave be killed]]; however only Manolo is killed and Javier [[InitiationCeremony is allowed into Salazar's trusted - and therefore corrupt - elite]]. But since Salazar is already finished, thanks to US backing via the DEA, [[LaserGuidedKarma Javier gets to take the credit for the bust]] and enjoy seeing his baseball park for the children be built.
* SpiritualSuccessor: Arguably ''Film/{{Sicario}}''. Both movies are about the War on Drugs, take place near the border, have multiple intersecting storylines, exist in a CrapsackWorld, end with no real resolution to the questions raised, and feature Creator/BenicioDelToro.

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* GuileHero: Javier sells information to the DEA about Salazar working in conjunction with the cartel. His partner, Manolo, tries to do the exact same thing but is more careless about it and gets both himself and Javier dragged out into the desert by Salazar's own men to [[DigYourOwnGrave be killed]]; however only Manolo is killed and Javier [[InitiationCeremony is allowed into Salazar's trusted - and therefore corrupt - elite]]. But since Salazar is already finished, thanks to US backing via the DEA, [[LaserGuidedKarma Javier gets to take the credit for the bust]] and enjoy seeing his baseball park for the children be built.
* SpiritualSuccessor: Arguably ''Film/{{Sicario}}''. Both movies are about the War on Drugs, take place near the border, have multiple intersecting storylines, exist in a CrapsackWorld, end with no real resolution to the questions raised, and feature Creator/BenicioDelToro.
built.


* MagnificentBastard: Javier sells information to the DEA about Salazar working in conjunction with the cartel. His partner, Manolo, tries to do the exact same thing but is more careless about it and gets both himself and Javier dragged out into the desert by Salazar's own men to [[DigYourOwnGrave be killed]]; however only Manolo is killed and Javier [[InitiationCeremony is allowed into Salazar's trusted - and therefore corrupt - elite]]. But since Salazar is already finished, thanks to US backing via the DEA, [[LaserGuidedKarma Javier gets to take the credit for the bust]] and enjoy seeing his baseball park for the children be built.

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* MagnificentBastard: GuileHero: Javier sells information to the DEA about Salazar working in conjunction with the cartel. His partner, Manolo, tries to do the exact same thing but is more careless about it and gets both himself and Javier dragged out into the desert by Salazar's own men to [[DigYourOwnGrave be killed]]; however only Manolo is killed and Javier [[InitiationCeremony is allowed into Salazar's trusted - and therefore corrupt - elite]]. But since Salazar is already finished, thanks to US backing via the DEA, [[LaserGuidedKarma Javier gets to take the credit for the bust]] and enjoy seeing his baseball park for the children be built.


* AwardSnub: ''Traffic'' won four of its five Oscar nominations including Best Director and other major categories, however it lost Best Picture to ''Gladiator'' which only won one major category (Best Actor) besides Best Picture.

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* AwardSnub: ''Traffic'' won four of its five Oscar nominations including Best Director and other major categories, however it lost Best Picture to ''Gladiator'' ''Film/{{Gladiator}}'' which only won one major category (Best Actor) besides Best Picture.



* SpiritualSuccessor: Arguably ''Film/{{Sicario}}''. Both movies are about the War on Drugs, take place near the border, have multiple intersecting storylines, exist in a CrapsackWorld, end with no real resolution to the questions raised, and feature Benicio Del Toro.

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* SpiritualSuccessor: Arguably ''Film/{{Sicario}}''. Both movies are about the War on Drugs, take place near the border, have multiple intersecting storylines, exist in a CrapsackWorld, end with no real resolution to the questions raised, and feature Benicio Del Toro.Creator/BenicioDelToro.


* MagnificentBastard: Javier sells information to the DEA about Salazar working in conjunction with the cartel. His partner, Manolo, tries to do the exact same thing but is more careless about it and gets both himself and Javier dragged out into the desert by Salazar's own men to [[DigYourOwnGrave be killed]]; however only Manolo is killed and Javier [[InitiationCeremony is allowed into Salazar's trusted - and therefore corrupt - elite]]. But since Salazar is already finished, thanks to US backing via the DEA, [[LaserGuidedKarma Javier gets to take the credit for the bust]] and enjoy seeing his baseball park for the children be built.

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* MagnificentBastard: Javier sells information to the DEA about Salazar working in conjunction with the cartel. His partner, Manolo, tries to do the exact same thing but is more careless about it and gets both himself and Javier dragged out into the desert by Salazar's own men to [[DigYourOwnGrave be killed]]; however only Manolo is killed and Javier [[InitiationCeremony is allowed into Salazar's trusted - and therefore corrupt - elite]]. But since Salazar is already finished, thanks to US backing via the DEA, [[LaserGuidedKarma Javier gets to take the credit for the bust]] and enjoy seeing his baseball park for the children be built.built.
* SpiritualSuccessor: Arguably ''Film/{{Sicario}}''. Both movies are about the War on Drugs, take place near the border, have multiple intersecting storylines, exist in a CrapsackWorld, end with no real resolution to the questions raised, and feature Benicio Del Toro.


* {{Anvilicious}}: DrugsAreBad but also the war on drugs is even worse.


* MagnificentBastard: Javier sells information to the DEA about Salazar working in conjunction with the cartel. His partner, Manolo, tries to do the exact same thing but is more careless about it and get both himself and Javier dragged out into the desert by Salazar's own men to [[DigYourOwnGrave be killed]]; however only Manolo is killed and Javier [[InitiationCeremony is allowed into Salazar's trusted - and therefore corrupt - elite]]. But since Salazar is already finished, thanks to US backing via the DEA, [[LaserGuidedKarma Javier gets to take the credit from the bust]] as well enjoy seeing his baseball park for the children be built.

to:

* MagnificentBastard: Javier sells information to the DEA about Salazar working in conjunction with the cartel. His partner, Manolo, tries to do the exact same thing but is more careless about it and get gets both himself and Javier dragged out into the desert by Salazar's own men to [[DigYourOwnGrave be killed]]; however only Manolo is killed and Javier [[InitiationCeremony is allowed into Salazar's trusted - and therefore corrupt - elite]]. But since Salazar is already finished, thanks to US backing via the DEA, [[LaserGuidedKarma Javier gets to take the credit from for the bust]] as well and enjoy seeing his baseball park for the children be built.


* AwardSnub: Traffic won four of its five Oscar nominations including Best Director and other major categories, however it lost Best Picture to Gladiator which only won one major category (Best Actor) besides Best Picture.

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* AwardSnub: Traffic ''Traffic'' won four of its five Oscar nominations including Best Director and other major categories, however it lost Best Picture to Gladiator ''Gladiator'' which only won one major category (Best Actor) besides Best Picture.


* MagnificentBastard: Javier sells information to the DEA about Salazar working in conjunction with the cartel. His partner, Manolo, tries to do the exact same thing but is more careless about and get both himself and Javier dragged out into the desert by Salazar's own men to [[DigYourOwnGrave be killed]]; however only Manolo is killed and Javier [[InitiationCeremony is allowed into Salazar's trusted - and therefore corrupt - elite]]. But since Salazar is already finished, thanks to US backing via the DEA, [[LaserGuidedKarma Javier gets to take the credit from the bust]] as well enjoy seeing his baseball park for the children be built.

to:

* MagnificentBastard: Javier sells information to the DEA about Salazar working in conjunction with the cartel. His partner, Manolo, tries to do the exact same thing but is more careless about it and get both himself and Javier dragged out into the desert by Salazar's own men to [[DigYourOwnGrave be killed]]; however only Manolo is killed and Javier [[InitiationCeremony is allowed into Salazar's trusted - and therefore corrupt - elite]]. But since Salazar is already finished, thanks to US backing via the DEA, [[LaserGuidedKarma Javier gets to take the credit from the bust]] as well enjoy seeing his baseball park for the children be built.


* {{Anvilicious}}: DrugsAreBad but also the war on drugs is bad too.
* AwardSnub: Traffic won four of its five Oscar nominations including Best Director and other major categories, however it lost Best Picture to Gladiator which only won one major category (Best Actor) besides Best Picture.

to:

* {{Anvilicious}}: DrugsAreBad but also the war on drugs is bad too.
even worse.
* AwardSnub: Traffic won four of its five Oscar nominations including Best Director and other major categories, however it lost Best Picture to Gladiator which only won one major category (Best Actor) besides Best Picture.Picture.
* MagnificentBastard: Javier sells information to the DEA about Salazar working in conjunction with the cartel. His partner, Manolo, tries to do the exact same thing but is more careless about and get both himself and Javier dragged out into the desert by Salazar's own men to [[DigYourOwnGrave be killed]]; however only Manolo is killed and Javier [[InitiationCeremony is allowed into Salazar's trusted - and therefore corrupt - elite]]. But since Salazar is already finished, thanks to US backing via the DEA, [[LaserGuidedKarma Javier gets to take the credit from the bust]] as well enjoy seeing his baseball park for the children be built.

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