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 »


Complete series cast summary:
 Miguel Cadena 6 episodes, 2003
 Dr. Heywood Klein 6 episodes, 2003
 Chato Cadena 6 episodes, 2003
 DEA Agent Delia Flores / ... 6 episodes, 2003
 Junie Gatling 6 episodes, 2003
 Joey Cadena 6 episodes, 2003
 Marlene McDillon Cadena 6 episodes, 2003
 Truck Thomas 5 episodes, 2003
 Doug Duffy 4 episodes, 2003
Eduardo Palomo ...
 Capt. Lazareno 3 episodes, 2003
 Jorge Romo 3 episodes, 2003
 Bobby Curtis 3 episodes, 2003
 Shawn Bailey / ... 3 episodes, 2003
 The American 2 episodes, 2003
Rudy Moreno
 Tio Beto 2 episodes, 2003
 Sharonda Clifford 2 episodes, 2003
Lou Casal ...
 Mike Apitone / ... 2 episodes, 2003
Ivet Rios ...
 Georgous Babe / ... 2 episodes, 2003
 Miguel's Secretary / ... 2 episodes, 2003
Hector Montejano ...
 Hector / ... 2 episodes, 2003


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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Release Date:

2 February 2003 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Kartellikuningas  »

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(6 episodes)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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A full weekly series was planned. But low ratings for this miniseries caused those plans to be cancelled. See more »


References The Matrix (1999) See more »


Theme from Kingpin
by Daniel Indart
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Yancey Arias on "The Sopranos"
10 February 2003 | by (Phoenix, AZ) – See all my reviews

As you may know, HBO is replaying "The Sopranos" in its entirety (years one through four)at the rate of one episode per week each Sunday evening. Sunday, February 9th, marked the second episode of year one and in the most timely fashion, Yancey Arias (Miguel of "Kingpin" fame) makes a brief appearance as a gay car thief (Arnaz). He almost took a bullet, but was spared the indignation so he could star another day, apparently.

After having enjoyed the first two episodes of "Kingpin," I was a bit disappointed in the third installment of the series, although it had its moments, the canine shootings not being among them. Unbelievably, at least to me, "Kingpin" finished third in its timeslot, as it appears that the networks can continue to feed the masses predictably lame, tired and predictable programming and the herd will flock to it as if it were Aunt Bea's homemade apple pie. I'm expecting a very compelling fourth edition on Feb 11, which will serve as set up for the home stretch next week. If the last three episode are real strong, I think viewers will have found memories of "Kingpin," although daring to be different is not a guarantee of everlasting popularity.

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