I saw a few scenes of a movie that seemed interesting. I'd like to find it, but I can't remember much...

The production quality made it seem like a recent movie (< 5 yrs) Set in USA, Southwest border (Texas? New Mexico?)

The scenes I saw:

  • bank robbery (stealing from cartel)

  • the protagonist escapes his captors (maybe police? military) running in some deserty canyon landscape. They shoot at him. I don't know all the context.

  • the protagonist later is in a building at night and meets with a dirty cop or something. People outside (maybe another protagonist? antagonist?) start sniping people in the building. I think the people in the building figure out they were set up. I distinctly remember one character aiming through a scope at the other while they are talking.
  • I vaguely recall the people talking back and forth to each other in the building while looking around for each other (guns drawn?)
  • later, I think the dirty cop gets confronted at his home or office and I think killed with a desert eagle... maybe?

  • I think the two main characters have to team up to bring the people responsible to justice?

General topic: Cartels? bribes? dirty cops? betrayal? set up?

Sorry, I only saw brief scenes on a restaurant TV and I can't remember the actors. It has been a while.

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    – Paulie_D
    Dec 20, 2017 at 21:22
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    Sudip is dead on, that was The Negotiator. Dec 20, 2017 at 21:24
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    This is one of the best structured ID questions I have come across here +1 for that! Dec 20, 2017 at 21:26
  • @SudipBiswas Where did your answer go !?!?!?!! That was a nice reply and I was stunned that it contracted a negative vote (which I promptly erased by upvoting) and now.... it's all gone, including the trailer clip you embedded. Dec 20, 2017 at 23:58
  • @UncertainWhatNameToPickHere Sorry I deleted it. :) Thanks for the vote though! Once the OP confirmed that, that wasn't the movie he was looking for. Had it be a plot-explanation or analysis question I would'av left it there, but being an ID question, I felt it was wastage of space.:) Dec 21, 2017 at 8:15

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Is it by any chance 2 Guns? (2013)

Youtube link:

Imdb link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1272878/

There is a bank robbery in this movie, it occurs in Mexico and the two main charcaters vow to take down the cartel and some such...

  • Thank you! I looked up the scenes. It was the navy guys that betray Mark Wahlberg in the desert somewhere that I remembered!
    – ryanrr
    Dec 21, 2017 at 9:56

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