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El Rey (2004)

El rey (original title)
Cali, Colombia, 1970s. The fictional story of Pedro Rey, the first drug trafficker and drug lord.

Director:

Antonio Dorado (as José Antonio Dorado)

Writer:

Antonio Dorado (as José Antonio Dorado)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Fernando Solórzano Fernando Solórzano ... Pedro Rey, "El Rey"
Cristina Umaña ... Blanca Rey
Marlon Moreno ... El Pollo
Olivier Pagès ... Harry
Vanessa Simon Vanessa Simon ... Laura Arizmendi
Raúl Aranda Raúl Aranda ... François Morel
Diego Vélez Diego Vélez ... Maluco
Elkin Díaz Elkin Díaz ... Camarada
Juan Sebastián Aragón Juan Sebastián Aragón ... Lieutenant Pulgarín
Gilberto Ramirez Gilberto Ramirez ... José
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Alexandra Andrade Alexandra Andrade ... Monja
Halaix Barbosa Halaix Barbosa ... El Loco
Jimmy Boogaloo Jimmy Boogaloo ... Prentador Grill
Gregorio Dorado Gregorio Dorado ... Cliente
Fernell Franco Fernell Franco ... Fotógrafo
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Cali, Colombia, 1970s. The fictional story of Pedro Rey, the first drug trafficker and drug lord.

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He gave an insatiable world more than it could handle.

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Action | Drama

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Country:

Colombia | France | Spain

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

6 October 2004 (Colombia) See more »

Also Known As:

El Rey See more »

Filming Locations:

Cali, Valle del Cauca, Colombia See more »

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Production Co:

Eurociné See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Filmmakers spent around seven years looking for 1970's look-alike locations in Cali, Colombia. It took this long, because the city hadn't preserved many of its old buildings. See more »

Goofs

The license plate of the old jeep is not the kind used in late '60s early '70s, the one shown is white number on black background, the ones at the time were blue on yellow. See more »

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entertaining film
17 April 2005 | by nymichael2002See all my reviews

I was lucky enough to catch this film at a film festival in Miami. The film is about Pedro Rey who preceded Pablo Escobar as Colombi's main cocaine kingpin in the 1970's. The film is a Colombian production and filmed on location in Cali. While the film is low budget it is very rich in character development and story.

The film pretty much tells the story of how Pedro Rey rose from his humble beginnings to be one of the top cocaine dealers in Colombia. Along the way he befriends an American from the Peace Corps who becomes his main distribution contact in the U.S. The film exposes how the drug money Pedro Rey earns can corrupt politicians, police forces and his own family. The movie was well acted and the characters very real. The film did remind me of Brian De Palma's "Scarface" but overall it was a good production.


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