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)
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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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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Full of awe for how awful this was.
7 November 2003 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Poor coverage, poorly edited, poorly written = bad film

This mini-series was disgraceful. Not only is the script bad, but the production value terrible and the acting, for the most part, poor. I found it shocking that this would come out on DVD - clearly an attempt to capitalize on Traffic.

I began watching before I realized it was a Net (NBC) mini-series, and thought it must have been produced mega low-budget by a Mexican TV chain - it was done in such a latino soap-opera style.

Awful.


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