A drug cartel leader and his family try to keep what is "rightfully" theirs.

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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 3 nominations. See more awards »

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 Miguel Cadena 6 episodes, 2003
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 Dr. Heywood Klein 6 episodes, 2003
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 Chato Cadena 6 episodes, 2003
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 DEA Agent Delia Flores / ... 6 episodes, 2003
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 Junie Gatling 6 episodes, 2003
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 Joey Cadena 6 episodes, 2003
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 Marlene McDillon Cadena 6 episodes, 2003
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 Truck Thomas 5 episodes, 2003
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 Doug Duffy 4 episodes, 2003
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 Capt. Lazareno 3 episodes, 2003
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 Jorge Romo 3 episodes, 2003
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 Bobby Curtis 3 episodes, 2003
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 Shawn Bailey / ... 3 episodes, 2003
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 The American 2 episodes, 2003
Rudy Moreno
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 Tio Beto 2 episodes, 2003
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 Sharonda Clifford 2 episodes, 2003
Lou Casal ...
 Mike Apitone / ... 2 episodes, 2003
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Ivet Rios ...
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 Georgous Babe / ... 2 episodes, 2003
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 Miguel's Secretary / ... 2 episodes, 2003
Hector Montejano ...
 Hector / ... 2 episodes, 2003
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A drug cartel leader and his family try to keep what is "rightfully" theirs.

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Rule the family. Control the empire.


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2 February 2003 (USA)  »

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Kartellikuningas  »

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(6 episodes)

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A full weekly series was planned. But low ratings for this miniseries caused those plans to be cancelled. See more »

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References The Matrix (1999) See more »

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Theme from Kingpin
by Daniel Indart
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"Kingpin": "The Sopranos Lite"
27 February 2003 | by See all my reviews

I watched nearly all of Kingpin and found it OK. Not great, not terrible, just OK. Comparing anything on TV to The Sopranos is like comparing my daughter's 7th grade themes to John Steinbeck or E.B. White. Migi and Marelene could be interesting character ala Tony and Carmela. There is built in tension with their Mexican and American ethnicity, their lust for power but desire to be "respectable," etc. But these character lack the depth and humanity that the bad guys (and girls) have on The Sopranos. Paulie Walnuts on The Sopranos is a thug but an interesting and funny sort of thug who has mother issues. Chato Cadena is just a thug. That, in my opinion, is the biggest difference in the shows.


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