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Cocaine Cowboys (1979)

Destn (Tom Sullivan) is the leader of a rock band on the brink of super-stardom. Until now they have juggled their music career with cocaine smuggling. The musicians, and their manager Raf ... See full summary »

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Raphael
Tom Sullivan ...
Dustin
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Himself
Suzanna Love ...
Lucy
Pete Huckabee ...
Dean
Richard Young ...
Terry
Tony Munafo ...
Phil (as Tony Manufo)
Richard Bassett ...
Herman (as Richard Basset)
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Jimmy Lee
Chuck Blackwell
Ron Morgan
Chuck Hasley
Winnie Hollman
Esther Oldham-Farfan ...
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Jan Sullivan
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Destn (Tom Sullivan) is the leader of a rock band on the brink of super-stardom. Until now they have juggled their music career with cocaine smuggling. The musicians, and their manager Raf (Jack Palance), wish to sever ties with organized-crime, leave the drug world behind and concentrate on music. However they are coerced into doing one last job for the Mob. They lose the $2 million of cocaine, and find themselves marked men unless they can fulfill their obligations. Written by INFOFREAKO

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11 June 1980 (Colombia)  »

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Cocaína Cowboys  »

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Andy Warhol Pop Classic
29 March 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is 70s pop at its best, guys! What a gem! I love it! And Jack Palance as the evil rock band's manager is insane, he's so cool, man! And Andy Warhol playing himself, what a riot, I've never seen him do himself like that, he's cooler than cool! I believe the whole flick was filmed at Andy's compound in Montauk, Long Island, what a place, what a location! And the scenes in Manhattan that hold the story together, how funny. Great writing, cool camera, cool acting and very, very cool directing by Ulli Lommel, who's know to crank out one horror flick after the other, but this one, this is pure popism, no horror at all, and it shows that Lommel has real talent. The film also stars Tom Sullivan, a real life drug dealer who died age 23 in the gutter of Brooklyn after several failed attempts to reignite his "business" (that's what I read in "High Times" back in the early 80s). This film was shot right after Lommel's first Warhol production, "Blank Generation" another cool flick.


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