Drug Wars: The Camarena Story (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 ... See full summary »

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 Marianna Morello (1 episode, 1990)
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 Mexican Army Officer (1 episode, 1990)
Ronald Fox
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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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7 January 1990 (USA)  »

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A Guerra das Drogas  »

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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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I haven't seen this movie since if first came out. What made me think of it was seeing "Traffic" in which both Stephen Bauer and Benicio Del Torro also act. This mini series really stayed with me, the complexity of the problem and the human cost being very nicely, especially so for a TV produced drama. They are usually very poorly done--not this one. It's hard hitting enough to stay with you, it has for me for a decade. I would think there would be renewed interest in after the success of "Traffic", a film I didn't enjoy but has obtained obvious acclaim.


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