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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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »
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Series cast summary:
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 Enrique 'Kiki' Camarena (3 episodes, 1990)
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 Mika Camarena (3 episodes, 1990)
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 Tony Riva (3 episodes, 1990)
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 Caro Quintero (3 episodes, 1990)
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 George Gilliard (3 episodes, 1990)
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 Pavon Reyes (3 episodes, 1990)
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 Florentino Ventura (3 episodes, 1990)
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 Jack Lawn (3 episodes, 1990)
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 Bob Rawlings (3 episodes, 1990)
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 Ramon Varona (3 episodes, 1990)
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 Stephen Matson (3 episodes, 1990)
Alex Sheafe
(3 episodes, 1990)
Andy Romano ...
 Bud Mullen (3 episodes, 1990)
(3 episodes, 1990)
Jorge Cervera Jr. ...
 Suarez (3 episodes, 1990)
Valentin de Vargas ...
 Valdez (3 episodes, 1990)
(3 episodes, 1990)
Kenny Morrison ...
 Enrique Camarena Jr (3 episodes, 1990)
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 Ray Carson (3 episodes, 1990)
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 Harley Steinmetz (3 episodes, 1990)
Walter Alamo ...
 Daniel Camarena (3 episodes, 1990)
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 Don Clements (3 episodes, 1990)
Frank Avila ...
 Lopez-Razon (3 episodes, 1990)
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 INS Cop (3 episodes, 1990)
Ugo Bianchi ...
 Banker (3 episodes, 1990)
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 Reporter (3 episodes, 1990)
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 Federale at Airport (3 episodes, 1990)
Bruce V. Caton ...
 Pilot (3 episodes, 1990)
Dan Carruthers ...
 Pilot (3 episodes, 1990)
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 Thanh Steinmetz (3 episodes, 1990)
Katherine Cortez ...
 Female Reporter #1 (3 episodes, 1990)
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 Torres-Lepe (3 episodes, 1990)
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 Interrogator / ... (3 episodes, 1990)
Roberto Estrada ...
 Musician (3 episodes, 1990)
Gary W. Farrell ...
 Pilot A-2 (3 episodes, 1990)
Fernando Garzón ...
 Seguno Interrogator (3 episodes, 1990)
Ramiro González ...
 Muscle Man #2 (3 episodes, 1990)
Armando Guerrero ...
 Pistolero (3 episodes, 1990)
Ron Henriquez ...
 Major Sabina (3 episodes, 1990)
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 Atty. Gen. Ramirez (3 episodes, 1990)
Freddie Jin ...
 Sparring Partner (3 episodes, 1990)
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 Aide (3 episodes, 1990)
Tito Larriva ...
 Himself / ... (3 episodes, 1990)
Laura Leavitt ...
 Pam Matson (3 episodes, 1990)
Robert Lesser ...
 Varona's Lawyer (3 episodes, 1990)
Frank Lugo ...
 Desk Sgt (3 episodes, 1990)
Julio Medina ...
 Benjamin Piza (3 episodes, 1990)
Art Moroff ...
 Well Muscled Man #2 (3 episodes, 1990)
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 El Samy Ramirez (3 episodes, 1990)
Isidro Olace ...
 Vendor (3 episodes, 1990)
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 Abel Reynoso (3 episodes, 1990)
Rudy Prieto ...
 Jalisco Policeman #1 (3 episodes, 1990)
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 Commando #3 (3 episodes, 1990)
Geoffrey Rivas ...
 Pablo Seguno (3 episodes, 1990)
Gilbert Rosales ...
 Commando #2 (3 episodes, 1990)
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 Commando (3 episodes, 1990)
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 Commando #4 (3 episodes, 1990)
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 Helicopter Pilot / ... (3 episodes, 1990)
Kenneth A. Simpson ...
 Pilot #3 (3 episodes, 1990)
Robert Symonds ...
 Judge (3 episodes, 1990)
Rob Sullivan ...
 Jury Foreman (3 episodes, 1990)
Adrian Tafoya ...
 Young Man (3 episodes, 1990)
John Tayloe ...
 U.S. Attorney (3 episodes, 1990)
Mark Thomson ...
 Pilot (3 episodes, 1990)
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 Gabriel (3 episodes, 1990)
Dirk Vahle ...
 Pilot A-3 #2 (3 episodes, 1990)
Robert Wethern ...
 Mexican Informant (3 episodes, 1990)
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 FBI Forensics Man (3 episodes, 1990)
Jim Zubiena ...
 Craig (3 episodes, 1990)
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 Portago Diaz (3 episodes, 1990)
Tony Fields ...
 Caesar (3 episodes, 1990)
(3 episodes, 1990)
(3 episodes, 1990)
Rob E. Angelino ...
 Mexican Informant (3 episodes, 1990)
(3 episodes, 1990)
Clayton Barclay Jones ...
 Nick Vaughan (3 episodes, 1990)
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 CIA (3 episodes, 1990)
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 Jalisco Policeman #2 (3 episodes, 1990)
(3 episodes, 1990)
Gil Serna ...
 Reporter #3 (3 episodes, 1990)
Christine Claravall ...
 Marianna Morello (1 episode, 1990)
Ruben Amavizca ...
 Mexican Army Officer (1 episode, 1990)
Ronald Fox
(1 episode, 1990)
(1 episode, 1990)
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 FBI Agent (1 episode, 1990)
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 Himself (archive footage) (3 episodes, 1990)
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

His Death Ignited A War America Can't Win.

Genres:

Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for violence and drug content | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

7 January 1990 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Guerra das Drogas  »

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Film debut of Ethan Embry (as Ethan Randall). See more »

Connections

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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