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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 »

Director:

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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Kilos, Killers and the Colombian Connection! See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama

Certificate:

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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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Rambling plot less mess
20 May 2014 | by Wizard-8See all my reviews

I put off seeing this movie for years, given how Ulli Lommell's more recent movies have been uniformly awful. I finally saw the movie today, and realized I could have waited a lot longer. The screenplay is simply inadequate - after the movie sets things up in the first few minutes, there's hardly any more plot to unfold, and the movie is padded with endless scenes of little to no consequence. Another problem is that there is not one fully fleshed out character - the band members all act alike. The movie has some bizarre casting with Jack Palance as the band manager, and Andy Warhol playing himself, but that only adds a little interest. There are some decent songs on the soundtrack, but that only adds a little more interest. The end results are so misguided that one has to wonder if the filmmakers were on the white stuff themselves.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 June 1980 (Colombia) See more »

Also Known As:

Cocaína Cowboys See more »

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