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Cocaine Wars (1985)

Miami DEA agent Cliff Adams is in South America working undercover for Gonzalo Reyes, the biggest cocaine exporter in South America. Cliff's fiancée, Janet Meade, is a reporter doing a ... See full summary »

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Héctor Olivera

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Cast

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 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 Marcos Woinsky ... Pugg (as Mark Woinski)
Jacques Arndt Jacques Arndt ... Franco
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Storyline

Miami DEA agent Cliff Adams is in South America working undercover for Gonzalo Reyes, the biggest cocaine exporter in South America. Cliff's fiancée, Janet Meade, is a reporter doing a story about Reyes. Reyes orders Cliff to kill Marcelo Villalba, who is running for his countries position as president, but Cliff can't bring himself to do it, because his assignment from the DEA is to work against Reyes. Reyes is afraid Villalba will put him out of business, and is afraid that Janet's story will do the same thing, so Reyes sends someone else after Villalba, and then Reyes has Janet kidnapped, and Cliff is the only one who can keep Reyes' plans from succeeding. Written by Todd Baldridge <sandib@eastky.com>

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

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Action | Drama

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Country:

Argentina | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

November 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Vice Wars See more »

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Bailey: I like to see a girl who enjoys her work.
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This is very bad cocaine
16 December 2012 | by PeterMitchell-506-564364See all my reviews

It's very rare, someone returns a video the same day they hired it. Such was the case with this cheapie Italian effort I hired back in 1987. The guy at the video store, cautioned me about it, saying "It was sick". Really, he should of told me straight out, "It's pretty crap". Dea undercover cop, Schneider (one of he Hazzard boys, if you can remember) stars in this junk, which I'm sure spent it's weeks, unwanted on the video shelf. At it's start, he witnesses he's friend, double crossed, also undercover, being slain at the hands of the merciless drug lord, Regis. An old flame, a female journalist, pops up in Schneider's life, after an attempt is made on his, where the other guy goes flying through the window of this seedy bar. The owner, Cliff's friend, who's been handed the assailant's weapon, tells buddy Schneider, later, "Cliff, you keep giving me these guns", which he does. He suggests turning the first gun into a lamp, the second into a family air loom. Schneider doesn't really seems phased about people trying to kill him. He acts pretty cool in fact. He ups the stakes too. Regis, before was screwing him over with money and a plane, after Schneider refused to kill a zealous anti/drug government official, trying to hit hard his message of abolishing the drug empire. Now Schneider starts screwing with Regis, where in turn, more attempts are made on his life. The same official-a friend of Schneider's girl team up together to bring down this bastard. Schneider is funny and so cool in some of his remarks, he sends out to his executors. A bit of sick violence, that being the torture/interrogation scene where electrodes are clipped to his nipples, where the amps are pumped up, each time his torturers don't get a proper answer. The highpoint of the Italian sleaze effort movie is the bad's guys face being shoved into a excess of cocaine. He snorts so much of it, as when he tries to stagger around, he eventually collapses, just proving, if you mess with cocaine, the results can be fatal. This movie is a half baked product. It's made as if it was done in a needed rush. Typical exploitation film, I was in a hurry for it to finish. Some viewers may take to throwing their head into a mountain of cocaine, after watching this crap. Given that said, though, Schneider does make it watchable.


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