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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.

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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

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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Enjoyable
1 June 2001 | by See all my reviews

I haven't seen this movie since if first came out. What made me think of it was seeing "Traffic" in which both Stephen Bauer and Benicio Del Torro also act. This mini series really stayed with me, the complexity of the problem and the human cost being very nicely, especially so for a TV produced drama. They are usually very poorly done--not this one. It's hard hitting enough to stay with you, it has for me for a decade. I would think there would be renewed interest in after the success of "Traffic", a film I didn't enjoy but has obtained obvious acclaim.


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