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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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1990  
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Christine Claravall ...
 Marianna Morello (1 episode, 1990)
Ruben Amavizca ...
 Mexican Army Officer (1 episode, 1990)
Ronald Fox
(1 episode, 1990)
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 FBI Agent (1 episode, 1990)
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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)
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 Himself (archive footage) (3 episodes, 1990)
(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)
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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.

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Crime | Drama

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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 »

Connections

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

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It is an excellent movie with true plot
22 February 2001 | by (usa) – See all my reviews

I have seen this mini series. I really liked because it portrayed very much realistically the characters, scenes, language, and real life. I used to live on the border with Mexico for many years and the movie shows exactly what the real life is....I been looking for this movie to buy it but i cant seem to get a hold of it...If any one knows where i can get it please e-mail me i really appreciate the info....


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