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Jon Roberts ...
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Al Sunshine ...
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Sam Burstyn ...
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Mickey Munday ...
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Toni Mooney ...
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Edna Buchanan ...
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Joseph Davis ...
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Al Singleton ...
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Louis Caruso ...
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Raul Diaz ...
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Jorge Ayala ...
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Nelson Andreu ...
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In the 1980s, ruthless Colombian cocaine barons invaded Miami with a brand of violence unseen in this country since Prohibition-era Chicago - and it put the city on the map. "Cocaine Cowboys" is the true story of how Miami became the drug, murder and cash capital of the United States, told by the people who made it all happen. Written by rakontur

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The incredible true story that inspired "Scarface" and "Miami Vice".

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Rated R for pervasive drug content, gruesome violent images, and language | See all certifications »

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Cocaine Cowboys - Die wahre Geschichte hinter Scarface und Miami Vice  »

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$36,295 (USA) (27 October 2006)

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$148,872 (USA) (22 December 2006)
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Blanco was killed by two gunmen on a motorcycle as she walked out of a butcher shop in her hometown, Medellín, on September 3, 2012. The Miami Herald cites El Colombiano newspaper reports that one man fired two bullets into her head, executing her in the type of "motorcycle assassination" she has been credited with inventing. See more »

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A Must See. Put it next to Scarface. Actually, put it in front of Scarface
15 May 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Cocaine Cowboys is a great movie. A must see for sure. Never has a viewer gotten to experience the real cocaine world until now. Interviews with a top hit-man/enforcer, a pioneer pilot, kingpin, and tons of stock footage make this film completely unique.

The sequel, Cocaine Cowboys 2 - Hustlin With The Godmother,is going to be even better. It focuses around Griselda Blanco, Rivi (the enforcer/hit-man) and a character named Charles Cosby. There is an advance screening June 20, 2008 at the CineVegas Film Festival and this time around the documentary has worldwide distribution checkout www.charlescosby.com for some pictures of Griselda Blanco and Charles Cosby.


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