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Drug Wars: The Cocaine Cartel (1992)

A DEA agent goes to Columbia to take on the Cartel. He learns that the Cartel is not above killing anyone who opposes them like judges and police. Eventually a man who worked for the Cartel... See full summary »


Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »


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Credited cast:
Tom Vaughan
Mike Cerone
Judge Sonia Perez-Vega
Col. Roberto Chavez
Judge Christina Soto
Geno Silva ...
Rodriguez Gacha
Eduardo Martinez
Ismael 'East' Carlo ...
Gen. Fernando Osario
Caroline Berg
Charlie White
Miguel Fernandes ...
Gen. Esperanza
Faye Vaughan
Loco Garrison
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Rafael Alonso ...
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A DEA agent goes to Columbia to take on the Cartel. He learns that the Cartel is not above killing anyone who opposes them like judges and police. Eventually a man who worked for the Cartel who is in an American prison offers to help them take down the Cartel. So another Federal Agent poses a money launderer and the try to take the Cartel down. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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Release Date:

19 January 1992 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Drug Wars 2: The Medillin Connection  »

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1.33 : 1
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Pretty cool movie
9 December 2001 | by (The Hague, The Netherlands) – See all my reviews

Although "The Cocaine Cartel" isn't as good as the "Drug Wars: The Camarena Story" (with Steven Bauer, Elisabeth Pena, Benicio Del Toro, Everett McGill), it is still a ripping yarn that should keep you on the edge of your seat if you haven't seen it already.

The movie feels like an extended Miami Vice episode, which brings me to the fact that it doesn't have the name "Michael Mann" anywhere on it. However, it has a very Michael Mann type feel, complete with several of his favorite actors (Denis Farina from Manhunter and Crime Story, Alex McArthur from L.A. Takedown and John Glover, who played/starred in one Miami Vice episode).

The story is about a newly appointed DEA agent who is assigned to go after the Medellin Cartel. In all, the movie is pretty suspenseful.

8 out of 10.

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