3.1/10
161
8 user 5 critic

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 »

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
Reviews
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Music | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

Nada, a beautiful French journalist on assignment in New York, records the life and work of an up and coming punk rock star, Billy. Soon she enters into a volatile relationship with him and... See full summary »

Director: Ulli Lommel
Stars: Carole Bouquet, Richard Hell, Ulli Lommel
Documentary | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Set in 1991 on the inner-city streets of Oakland, California, cocaine dealer Charles Cosby has his life changed forever when he writes a fan letter to the "Cocaine Godmother" Griselda ... See full summary »

Director: Billy Corben
Stars: Nelson Andreu, Jorge Ayala, Griselda Blanco
Documentary | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

In the 1980s, ruthless Colombian cocaine barons invaded Miami with a brand of violence unseen in this country since Prohibition-era Chicago - and it put the city on the map. "Cocaine ... See full summary »

Director: Billy Corben
Stars: Jon Roberts, Al Sunshine, Sam Burstyn
Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.8/10 X  

A young man who works at a nursing home uses the legendary Zodiac killer's M.O. to kill people who neglect their elderly relatives.

Director: Ulli Lommel
Stars: Rudolf Waldemar Brem, Katja Rupé, Kornelia Boje
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  

Through the reflection in the mirror, a girl witnesses her mother's boyfriend's murder.

Director: Ulli Lommel
Stars: Suzanna Love, John Carradine, Ron James
Biography
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: Ulli Lommel
Stars: Ulli Lommel, Andreea Boyer, Lilith Stangenberg
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Story of a gay serial killer who murders young boys so he can serve them as dinner to his circle of fellow cannibals.

Director: Ulli Lommel
Stars: Kurt Raab, Jeff Roden, Margit Carstensen
Comedy | Musical | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Mesmerist Jonathan Sage escapes Nazi Germany via a cryogenic tube. In the 1980s, a group of Fascist Americans thaw him out, hoping to use him as a way to rid their community of homosexuals,... See full summary »

Director: Ulli Lommel
Stars: Ulli Lommel, Ken Letner, Thom Jones
Olivia (1983)
Crime | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  

An American engineer in London, who is helping to dismantle the London Bridge to be transported to Arizona, strikes up an acquaintanceship with a young British woman. Several years later he... See full summary »

Director: Ulli Lommel
Stars: Suzanna Love, Robert Walker Jr., Jeff Winchester
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  

Dr. Worley investigates a 300-year-old witch's curse in the New England town of Devonsville. Three liberated, assertive women move into town, which angers the bigoted, male-dominated town ... See full summary »

Director: Ulli Lommel
Stars: Suzanna Love, Robert Walker Jr., Donald Pleasence
BrainWaves (1983)
Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

After a traffic accident Kaylie is in coma for months. Her doctors want to try a new procedure on her: to regain her consciousness, they stimulate her brain with neural patterns of a woman ... See full summary »

Director: Ulli Lommel
Stars: Keir Dullea, Suzanna Love, Vera Miles
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

In the 1980s, ruthless Colombian cocaine barons invaded Miami with a brand of violence unseen in this country since Prohibition-era Chicago. Cocaine Cowboys is the true story of how Miami ... See full summary »

Director: Billy Corben
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Raphael
Tom Sullivan ...
Dustin
...
Himself
Suzanna Love ...
Lucy
Pete Huckabee ...
Dean
Richard Young ...
Terry
Tony Munafo ...
Phil (as Tony Manufo)
Richard Bassett ...
Herman (as Richard Basset)
...
Jimmy Lee
Chuck Blackwell
Ron Morgan
Chuck Hasley
Winnie Hollman
Esther Oldham-Farfan ...
(as Esther Oldham)
Jan Sullivan
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

It'll Blow You Away! See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama

Certificate:

R
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

11 June 1980 (Colombia)  »

Also Known As:

Cocaína Cowboys  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Edited into Ulli Lommel's Zodiac Killer (2005) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
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.


9 of 11 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Soundtrack tayvis
Discuss Cocaine Cowboys (1979) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?