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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1990  
Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »
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Cast

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)
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 Bud Mullen (3 episodes, 1990)
(3 episodes, 1990)
Jorge Cervera Jr. ...
 Suarez (3 episodes, 1990)
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 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)
Steven Barr ...
 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)
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 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)
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 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)
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 Caesar (3 episodes, 1990)
Rodrigo Obregón
(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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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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7 January 1990 (USA)  »

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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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Emotionally moving
25 July 2000 | by (Devon, England) – See all my reviews

First off, I must confess that I haven't actually seen this film for about 7 or 8 years, but I remember being really moved by it. This film is one of those that you feel really deeply for the characters, and when the clincher comes, it is as though it is actually happening in your life and the emotion you feel is just overwhelming. A really gripping film. If you like your "true stories" (trying not to sound morbid), this is for you.


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