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Cocaine Cowboys (1979)

Dustin (Tom Sullivan) is the leader of a rock band on the brink of super-stardom. Until now they have juggled their music career with cocaine smuggling. The musicians, and their manager Raf... See full summary »

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Ulli Lommel

Writers:

Ulli Lommel (screenplay), Spencer Compton (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jack Palance ... Raphael
Tom Sullivan Tom Sullivan ... Dustin
Andy Warhol ... Self
Suzanna Love ... Lucy
Pete Huckabee Pete Huckabee ... Dean
Richard Young ... Terry
Tony Munafo Tony Munafo ... Phil (as Tony Manufo)
Richard Bassett Richard Bassett ... Herman (as Richard Basset)
Tzi Ma ... Jimmy Lee
Chuck Blackwell
Ron Morgan Ron Morgan
Chuck Hasley Chuck Hasley
Winnie Hollman Winnie Hollman
Esther Oldham-Farfan Esther Oldham-Farfan ... (as Esther Oldham)
Jan Sullivan Jan Sullivan
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Dustin (Tom Sullivan) is the leader of a rock band on the brink of super-stardom. Until now they have juggled their music career with cocaine smuggling. The musicians, and their manager Raf (Jack Palance), wish to sever ties with organized-crime, leave the drug world behind and concentrate on music. However they are coerced into doing one last job for the Mob. They lose the $2 million of cocaine, and find themselves marked men unless they can fulfill their obligations. Written by INFOFREAKO

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It'll Blow You Away! See more »

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Although released before Blank Generation (1980), Cocaine Cowboys (1979) was filmed after that film was completed. See more »

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Referenced in Interview mit Ulli Lommel (2010) See more »

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"We're just Cocaine Cowboys"
15 April 2006 | by doublesharp_xSee all my reviews

This movie is awesome. I got it for a dollar at Fiesta. Its worth every cent and more. Andy Warhol's performance was subtle, yet captivating. Jack Palance was his usual bad-ass guru self and the soundtrack brought me back to those hazy nights in East Timor. If you know where I can get the soundtrack, please post where. This is one of the great overlooked films from the late 70's. It prefigures the post punk movement in its hedonistic display of fashion and drug consumption. Indeed, we are all just cocaine cowboys. The title of the movie is a summary of the times yet also an astute indictment. Andy Warhol is truly transcendent. His acne scars barely even show. If you say anything bad about this movie you don't actually know what you're talking about and you're an ignorant unsophisticated dilettante.


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Language:

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Release Date:

11 June 1980 (Colombia) See more »

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Cocaína Cowboys See more »

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