Fact-based story of undercover DEA agent Enrique "Kiki" Camarena who, while stationed in Guadalajara, uncovered a massive marijuana operation in Northern Mexico that led to his death and a ... See full summary »
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Christine Claravall ...
 Marianna Morello (1 episode, 1990)
Ruben Amavizca ...
 Mexican Army Officer (1 episode, 1990)
Ronald Fox
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 FBI Agent (1 episode, 1990)
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Fact-based story of undercover DEA agent Enrique "Kiki" Camarena who, while stationed in Guadalajara, uncovered a massive marijuana operation in Northern Mexico that led to his death and a remarkable investigation of corruption within the Mexican government. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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His Death Ignited A War America Can't Win.

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Rated PG-13 for violence and drug content | See all certifications »
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Film debut of Ethan Embry (as Ethan Randall). See more »

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Followed by Drug Wars: The Cocaine Cartel (1992) See more »

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Original TV Series Is Brilliant.!! The DVD Version Sucks!!
31 January 2009 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

This movie is brilliant- at least the way I saw it. NBC aired this movie on TV. It was 6hours and it ran over the course of 3 days. At the end of each part NBC reporter Tom Brokaw did a behind the scenes special talking to reporter Elaine Shannon who covered the story to the actual DEA agents portrayed in the movie to even showing Rafa Caro-Quintero's luxury prison cell.

I am so glad I taped it when it aired. The DVD is awful; so many and I mean many, many scenes, vital scenes are taken out. If I watched the DVD without watching the original TV movie I would have had so many questions. One would think the DVD would have all the extras and bonus features.


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