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Drug Wars: The Camarena Story 

PG-13 | | Crime, Drama | TV Mini-Series (1990– )
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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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
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 Bud Mullen 3 episodes, 1990
Jorge Cervera Jr. ...
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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 ...
Ugo Bianchi ...
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 Reporter 3 episodes, 1990
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 Federale at Airport 3 episodes, 1990
Bruce V. Caton ...
Dan Carruthers ...
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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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 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 ...
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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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Rob Sullivan ...
 Jury Foreman 3 episodes, 1990
Adrian Tafoya ...
 Young Man 3 episodes, 1990
John Tayloe ...
 U.S. Attorney 3 episodes, 1990
Mark Thomson ...
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Dana Kristen 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 ...
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 Portago Diaz 3 episodes, 1990
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Rob E. Angelino ...
 Mexican Informant 3 episodes, 1990
Clayton Barclay Jones ...
 Nick Vaughan 3 episodes, 1990
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 Jalisco Policeman #2 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
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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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Trivia

Tomas Milian and Tony Plana also appear in JFK (1991) and The Burning Season: The Chico Mendes Story (1994). See more »

Connections

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

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The complete affect of how drugs affect our lives.
24 December 2003 | by See all my reviews

Living so close to the border of Mexico, I saw that this film did an excellent job in demonstrating how corrupt the Mexican government really is. I highly recommend this film and really wish the full mini series would be released. It is very educational for today's youth.


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