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"Kingpin" (2003) More at IMDbPro »TV mini-series 2003-

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2 February 2003 (USA) See more »
Rule the family. Control the empire.
A drug cartel leader and his family try to keep what is "rightfully" their's.
Nominated for Primetime Emmy. Another 3 nominations See more »
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An Excellent Series, but Where's the Rest? See more (39 total) »


 (Series Cast Summary - 30 of 39)

Yancey Arias ... Miguel Cadena (6 episodes, 2003)

Brian Benben ... Dr. Heywood Klein (6 episodes, 2003)

Bobby Cannavale ... Chato Cadena (6 episodes, 2003)

Angela Alvarado ... DEA Agent Delia Flores / ... (6 episodes, 2003)

Shay Roundtree ... Junie Gatling (6 episodes, 2003)
Ruben Carbajal ... Joey Cadena (6 episodes, 2003)

Sheryl Lee ... Marlene McDillon Cadena (6 episodes, 2003)

Darius McCrary ... Truck Thomas (5 episodes, 2003)

Greg Serano ... Joaquin (5 episodes, 2003)

Wings Hauser ... Doug Duffy (4 episodes, 2003)
Eduardo Palomo ... Capt. Lazareno (3 episodes, 2003)

Pepe Serna ... Jorge Romo (3 episodes, 2003)

Malik Yoba ... Bobby Curtis (3 episodes, 2003)

Neko Parham ... Shawn Bailey / ... (3 episodes, 2003)

Maria Conchita Alonso ... Ariela (2 episodes, 2003)

Robert Wisdom ... Rolando (2 episodes, 2003)

Elpidia Carrillo ... Lupita (2 episodes, 2003)

Lombardo Boyar ... Romulo (2 episodes, 2003)

Julio Oscar Mechoso ... Rafael (2 episodes, 2003)

Randle Mell ... The American (2 episodes, 2003)
Rudy Moreno (2 episodes, 2003)

Miguel Sandoval ... Tio Beto (2 episodes, 2003)
Ismael 'East' Carlo (2 episodes, 2003)

Toy Connor ... Sharonda Clifford (2 episodes, 2003)
Lou Casal ... Mike Apitone / ... (2 episodes, 2003)
Sam Vlahos ... Bishop (2 episodes, 2003)
Ivet Rios ... Maribel (2 episodes, 2003)

Elika Crespo ... Georgous Babe / ... (2 episodes, 2003)

Andrea de Oliveira ... Miguel's Secretary / ... (2 episodes, 2003)
Hector Montejano ... Hector / ... (2 episodes, 2003)

Series Directed by
Daniel Sackheim (2 episodes, 2003)
Series Writing credits
David Mills (6 episodes, 2003)

Series Produced by
Paul Cajero .... producer (6 episodes, 2003)
David Mills .... executive producer (6 episodes, 2003)
Tony Palermo .... associate producer (6 episodes, 2003)
Aaron Spelling .... executive producer (6 episodes, 2003)
E. Duke Vincent .... executive producer (6 episodes, 2003)
Doug Palau .... supervising producer (5 episodes, 2003)
Daniel Sackheim .... co-executive producer (5 episodes, 2003)
Series Original Music by
Daniel Indart (unknown episodes)
Series Cinematography by
Steven Fierberg (5 episodes, 2003)

Walt Fraser (unknown episodes)
Series Film Editing by
Anthony Redman (2 episodes, 2003)

Conrad M. Gonzalez (unknown episodes)
Series Casting by
Molly Lopata (1 episode, 2003)
Bob Morones (1 episode, 2003)

Cara Coslow (unknown episodes)
Dori Keller (unknown episodes)
Series Production Design by
Vincent M. Cresciman (1 episode, 2003)
Bernard Hides (1 episode, 2003)
Series Art Direction by
Alex Hajdu (unknown episodes)
Series Set Decoration by
Bonnie Dermer (unknown episodes)
Melissa M. Levander (unknown episodes)
Series Costume Design by
Sylvia Vega-Vasquez (2 episodes, 2003)
Series Makeup Department
Elizabeth Rabe .... assistant hair stylist (unknown episodes)
Arturo Rojas .... key hair stylist (unknown episodes)
Peter Serraino .... makeup department head (unknown episodes)
Tonyia Verna .... makeup department head (unknown episodes)
Series Production Management
Paul Cajero .... unit production manager (2 episodes, 2003)

Frank Sackett .... post-production supervisor (unknown episodes)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Richard Espinoza .... first assistant director (2 episodes, 2003)
Mark Lyon .... second assistant director (2 episodes, 2003)

Vernon Davidson .... dga trainee (unknown episodes, 2002)
Steve Cohen .... second second assistant director / second unit director (unknown episodes)
James Dillon .... first assistant director (unknown episodes)
Polly Ann Mattson .... second assistant director (unknown episodes)
Molly Rodriguez .... second second assistant director (unknown episodes)
Jay Torres .... second unit director (unknown episodes)
Series Art Department
Adrianna Lopez .... buyer (5 episodes, 2003)

Eric Wortmann .... lead painter (unknown episodes, 2003)
Christopher Amy .... property master (unknown episodes)
Gary Antista .... property master (unknown episodes)
Steven T. Apperson .... general construction foreman (unknown episodes)
William Apperson .... construction coordinator (unknown episodes)
Daniel Brewer .... construction coordinator (unknown episodes)
Belen Burditte .... construction accountant (unknown episodes)
Minerva De Guzman .... construction accountant (unknown episodes)
Vincent DeSantis .... general foreman (unknown episodes)
Kent Kidman .... construction foreman (unknown episodes)
Michael Klingerman .... lead man (unknown episodes)
Thomas D. Krausz .... set dresser (unknown episodes)
Gary Kudroff .... lead man (unknown episodes)
Geoffrey Mandel .... graphic designer (unknown episodes)
Kenny Minster .... property master: second unit (unknown episodes)
Francis J. Pezza .... assistant art director (unknown episodes)
Carol Lea Pike .... assistant property master (unknown episodes)
Lisa Robinson .... on-set dresser (unknown episodes)
Síla ÓGrádaigh .... art department coordinator (unknown episodes)
Series Sound Department
Paul Drenning .... adr mixer (1 episode, 2003)
Ryan Martinez .... third audio (1 episode, 2003)

Felipe Borrero .... sound mixer (unknown episodes)
Jeremy Brill .... sound utility (unknown episodes)
Ross Deane .... boom operator: second unit (unknown episodes)
Joe Earle .... sound re-recording mixer (unknown episodes)
David Hankins .... supervising sound editor (unknown episodes)
Fred Johnston .... utility sound (unknown episodes)
Colin Jones .... boom operator (unknown episodes)
John Kincade .... supervising sound editor (unknown episodes)
Elmo Ponsdomenech .... sound re-recording mixer (unknown episodes)
Brad Sherman .... sound re-recording mixer (unknown episodes)
Brian Wittle .... sound utility (unknown episodes)
Series Special Effects by
Greg C. Jensen .... special effects on set supervisor (6 episodes, 2003)

William H. Schirmer .... special effects coordinator (unknown episodes)
Series Visual Effects by
John Allison .... visual effects (unknown episodes)
Series Stunts
Norman Mora .... stunts (1 episode, 2003)
Nathan Siebring .... stunts (1 episode, 2003)

Shawn Lane .... stunt double (unknown episodes, 2003)
Joey Anaya .... stunt double (unknown episodes)
Daniel Arrias .... stunt double (unknown episodes)
Gary Baxley .... stunt coordinator (unknown episodes)
Arnold Chon .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Jonathan Eusebio .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Eddie J. Fernandez .... stunt performer (unknown episodes)
Evan Karagias .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Hubie Kerns Jr. .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Rob King .... utility stunts (unknown episodes)
Marcus Salgado .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Sidney Sidell .... camera operator (2 episodes, 2003)

Bill Greenberg .... electrician (unknown episodes, 2003)
Patriq Luo .... electrician (unknown episodes, 2003)
Paul Arnold .... electrician (unknown episodes)
Art Bartels .... key grip (unknown episodes)
Richard Benda .... camera operator (unknown episodes)
Alfred Castillo .... grip (unknown episodes)
Bruce Chimerofsky .... second company grip (unknown episodes)
Michael E. Cole .... lighting technician (unknown episodes)
Brek Cooney .... grip / key grip: second unit (unknown episodes)
Andrae Crawford .... film loader (unknown episodes)
Jim Duggan .... company grip (unknown episodes)
Jerome Fauci .... Steadicam operator (unknown episodes)
Camille Freer .... additional first assistant camera (unknown episodes)
Jenifer Galvez .... set lighting technician (unknown episodes)
Lamarr Gray .... rigging gaffer (unknown episodes)
Jorge H. Guzman .... key grip (unknown episodes)
John Hankammer .... camera operator: "b" camera (unknown episodes)
Chris Heinrich .... assistant camera (unknown episodes)
Jeff Levy .... chief lighting technician (unknown episodes)
Justin M. Lubin .... still photographer (unknown episodes)
Dave Lujan .... assistant lighting technician (unknown episodes)
Richie Metcalfe .... company grip (unknown episodes)
Chris Monroe .... best boy grip (unknown episodes)
Darin Moran .... first assistant camera (unknown episodes)
Nizar Najm .... electrician (unknown episodes)
Dayton Nietert .... gaffer (unknown episodes)
Jacqueline J. Nivens .... second assistant camera (unknown episodes)
Morten Petersen .... rigging electrician (unknown episodes)
Scot Petitclerc .... first assistant camera: "b" camera (unknown episodes)
Carl Prinzi .... camera operator (unknown episodes)
Dan Riffel .... chief lighting technician (unknown episodes)
Rodolfo Salas III .... first assistant camera (unknown episodes)
Malissa Schayes .... camera loader (unknown episodes)
David Scott .... best boy (unknown episodes)
Jack Serino .... grip (unknown episodes)
Daniel L. Turrett .... camera operator: "a" camera (unknown episodes)
Christopher A. Zwirner .... assistant chief lighting technician (unknown episodes)
Series Casting Department
Molly Lopata .... original casting (1 episode, 2003)
Pamela Shae .... executive in charge of casting (1 episode, 2003)

Bonita Deneen .... casting associate (unknown episodes)
Angelique Midthunder .... extras casting (unknown episodes)
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Bianca White .... costumer (1 episode, 2003)

Roger J. Forker .... costumer (unknown episodes, 2003)
Henry Lopez Jr. .... costume supervisor (unknown episodes)
Joseph Roveto .... costume supervisor (unknown episodes)
Series Editorial Department
Kenneth Miller .... executive in charge of post-production (1 episode, 2003)

Ted Brady .... color timer (unknown episodes)
Joe Hathaway .... telecine colorist (unknown episodes)
Marc A. Kahn .... assistant editor (unknown episodes)
Richmond Riedel .... assistant editor (unknown episodes)
Mike Sowa .... color timer (unknown episodes)
Drew Ysais .... post-production coordinator (unknown episodes)
Series Music Department
Nino Centurion .... music editor (unknown episodes)
Toy Connor .... composer: song "2 Can Play" (unknown episodes)
Series Transportation Department
David Travis Grieb .... driver: camera truck (unknown episodes, 2003)
David Bassett .... transportation coordinator (unknown episodes)
Daniel Conte Sr. .... driver (unknown episodes)
Daniel Quick .... transportation coordinator (unknown episodes)
Jack Jay Reece .... driver (unknown episodes)
William Smallwood .... driver (unknown episodes)
Series Other crew
Earl West .... location manager (6 episodes, 2003)
Sharon Eldridge .... script coordinator (3 episodes, 2003)

Brian Schlesinger .... assistant accountant (unknown episodes, 2003)
Susan Suite .... post production co-ordinator (unknown episodes, 2003)
John Arbuckle .... marine boat operator (unknown episodes)
Rebecca Asher .... script supervisor (unknown episodes)
Jennifer Cobb .... first assistant accountant (unknown episodes)
Sam M. Cobb .... construction medic (unknown episodes)
Leslie Elias .... writer's production assistant (unknown episodes)
Wayne Fielder .... set medic (unknown episodes)
Diego Gutierrez .... story editor (unknown episodes)
Kelly Harris .... key assistant location manager (unknown episodes)
Lilli Heinrich .... production coordinator (unknown episodes)
Cathy Kanavy .... location assistant / location scout (unknown episodes)
Alex Kivlen .... key assistant location manager (unknown episodes)
Dimitri Lacey .... assistant office coordinator (unknown episodes)
Robert Lepucki .... location manager (unknown episodes)
Michael Levine .... technical consultant (unknown episodes)
Byron Macdonald .... production accountant (unknown episodes)
Rob Macie .... dialogue coach (unknown episodes)
Connie Marshall .... production office assistant: Texas (unknown episodes)
Liliana M. Molina .... script supervisor (unknown episodes)
Valerie E. Norman .... script supervisor (unknown episodes)
John Phillip Nybe .... executive assistant (unknown episodes)
Bill O'Donnell .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Francis J. Pezza .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Nathan Polatin .... location manager (unknown episodes)
Maria Elena Rodriguez .... story editor (unknown episodes)
Tony Rudenko .... computer graphic artist (unknown episodes)
Karen R. Sachs .... production coordinator (unknown episodes)
Anthony J. Saenz .... location manager (unknown episodes)
Crystal Santana .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Pamela Shae .... executive in charge of talent (unknown episodes)
David Silverstein .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Cheryl Adele Smith .... stand-in (unknown episodes)
Nan Sumski .... publicist (unknown episodes)
Raigen Thornton .... set paramedic: Texas (unknown episodes)
Marta Tomkiw .... location manager (unknown episodes)
Lary Vinocur .... key assistant location manager (unknown episodes)
Samir Vural .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Troy Waters .... marine coordinator (unknown episodes)
Anthony Woods .... set medic (unknown episodes)
Mark Wyrick .... production accountant (unknown episodes)

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
Rated R for violence, drug content and sexuality (Producer's Cut)
60 min (6 episodes)
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
USA:R (Producer's Cut) | USA:TV-14 (TV version)

Did You Know?

Production designer Bernard Hides asked for an evergreen, leaf-bearing tree on one of the sets. Someone brought him a "Bottle Tree" (Brachychiton Populneus), an extremely common plant from Australia. Hides was asked if he was familiar with this variety and he replied that he had never seen a plant like it. Hides is a native of Australia and lived there most of his life.See more »
Movie Connections:
References Scarface (1983)See more »
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12 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
An Excellent Series, but Where's the Rest?, 7 February 2004
Author: Astraether from Colorado, United States

As a fan of "The Sopranos," I was perhaps a little reluctant to watch "Kingpin," since I felt that nothing could really surpass "The Sopranos" in my affections. Nonetheless, a friend had bought me the miniseries DVD for my birthday, so with no other excuse at hand, I watched it.

And I loved it. There are only six episodes, each an hour long, but it took me only 'til about the second before I was hooked. The acting is excellent, and I'm left wondering why I haven't heard of or seen these actors before. Each character was sympathetic and interesting; even the ones you're probably "supposed" to hate, and it was difficult deciding who exactly to root for. I especially liked the relationship between Miguel and his brother, Chato -- one of trust and closeness instead of the deceit and backstabbing that's all too common in shows along the same lines.

Agent Flores and Miguel's wife, Marlene, were also both very appealing, as strong, independent female characters who have their own complexities and motivations, rather than being overshadowed by the male characters. And I can't forget the particularly comic relationship between the doctor played by Benben, and his "thug" friend, Junie. The show provided a number of unexpected and unique twists on an old theme.

Unfortunately, for whatever reason, the show never took off. Maybe it was too expensive to produce, maybe it didn't get enough support from NBC, or maybe (and I hope this isn't the case), it slipped because it was not a predominantly white cast; most of the characters were Hispanic/Latino. That seems a particular shame, if it is the reason "Kingpin" never succeeded, since its cast was truly talented and I would have liked to see some of those actors get a definite career boost.

Still, at least it's available to rent, and I highly recommend giving it a shot. Even if you're a hardcore "Sopranos" lover, like I am, don't let the comparison deter you! They're similar in that they're about criminal families, but they each have a very different feel and flavor, and you'll only be robbing yourself of something new to enjoy.

I just wish there were /more/ of it to enjoy!

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