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Cocaine Wars (1985)

R | | Action, Drama | November 1985 (USA)
A DEA undercover agent who works for the biggest cocaine exporter of the region refuses to perform a hit for the drug lord. The assignment becomes personal and decides to strike back before it's too late.


Héctor Olivera


Steven M. Krauzer (screenplay), Héctor Olivera (story) | 1 more credit »




Cast overview, first billed only:
John Schneider ... DEA Agent Cliff Adams
Kathryn Witt Kathryn Witt ... Janet Meade
Royal Dano ... Bailey
Federico Luppi ... Gonzalo Reyes
Rodolfo Ranni ... Gen. Lujan
Ivan Grey Ivan Grey ... Klausmann
Ricardo Hamlin Ricardo Hamlin ... Wilhelm (as Richard Hamlin)
Edgardo Moreira ... Rikki (as Edgar Moore)
Armando Capo ... Oswaldo (as Armand Capo)
Martín Coria Martín Coria ... Gomez (as Martin Korey)
Tom Cundom Tom Cundom ... Bailey's Driver
Ken Edgar Ken Edgar ... Kenny
Joe Capanga Joe Capanga ... Miguel
Marcos Woinsky ... Pugg (as Mark Woinski)
Jacques Arndt ... Franco


Amid explosive turmoil, corruption, and rampant violence, the dauntless journalist, Marcelo Villalba, forms a political party, intent on stopping once and for all the reign of terror of the powerful Argentinian drug lord, Gonzalo Reyes. Before long, things will take a dangerous turn, when Reyes sends the undercover DEA agent, Cliff Adams, to assassinate the presidential candidate. Now, Cliff's old flame, Janet--who tries to get enough evidence against Gonzalo--finds herself caught in the middle of a brutal conflict, as the ruthless criminal kingpin and his unstoppable personal army will stop at nothing to protect their lucrative business. Can Cliff, the heroic American Scorpion, take down an entire cocaine empire? Written by Nick Riganas

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A Lone American Hero Challenges The Might Of A Vicious Drug Empire. See more »


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Bailey: I like to see a girl who enjoys her work.
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This good ol' boy is a blond Rambo!
31 January 2020 | by GOWBTWSee all my reviews

Fresh off "The Dukes of Hazzard", John Schneider is a bad ass agent in South America battling a cocaine lord. Back in the 80's, cocaine was big. Coming from South America, and a federal agent from Miami is out to stop the dope king. His partner is killed, and he wants to avenge him, and end the shipment from hitting the United States. This movie is low budget, but has plenty of action and intrigue. Some of the choreographs are cheesy, but it is not boring. If you like John Schneider as Bo Duke, then this is right up your alley. There's no sliding off the hoods of cars though. A rainy day type of thing here. 2 out of 5 stars.

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Argentina | USA



Release Date:

November 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Vice Wars See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo | Mono (35 mm prints)



Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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