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Kingpin 

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A drug cartel leader and his family try to keep what is "rightfully" theirs.

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David Mills
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Complete series cast summary:
Yancey Arias ...  Miguel Cadena 6 episodes, 2003
Brian Benben ...  Dr. Heywood Klein 6 episodes, 2003
Bobby Cannavale ...  Chato Cadena 6 episodes, 2003
Angela Alvarado ...  DEA Agent Delia Flores / ... 6 episodes, 2003
Shay Roundtree ...  Junie Gatling 6 episodes, 2003
Rubén J. Carbajal ...  Joey Cadena 6 episodes, 2003
Sheryl Lee ...  Marlene McDillon Cadena 6 episodes, 2003
Darius McCrary ...  Truck Thomas 5 episodes, 2003
Greg Serano ...  Joaquin 5 episodes, 2003
Wings Hauser ...  Doug Duffy 4 episodes, 2003
Eduardo Palomo Eduardo Palomo ...  Capt. Lazareno 3 episodes, 2003
Pepe Serna ...  Jorge Romo 3 episodes, 2003
Malik Yoba ...  Bobby Curtis 3 episodes, 2003
Neko Parham ...  Shawn Bailey / ... 3 episodes, 2003
Maria Conchita Alonso ...  Ariela 2 episodes, 2003
Robert Wisdom ...  Rolando 2 episodes, 2003
Elpidia Carrillo ...  Lupita 2 episodes, 2003
Lombardo Boyar ...  Romulo 2 episodes, 2003
Julio Oscar Mechoso ...  Rafael 2 episodes, 2003
Randle Mell ...  The American 2 episodes, 2003
Rudy Moreno Rudy Moreno 2 episodes, 2003
Miguel Sandoval ...  Tio Beto 2 episodes, 2003
Ismael 'East' Carlo 2 episodes, 2003
Toy Connor ...  Sharonda Clifford 2 episodes, 2003
Lou Casal Lou Casal ...  Mike Apitone / ... 2 episodes, 2003
Sam Vlahos ...  Bishop 2 episodes, 2003
Ivet Rios Ivet Rios ...  Maribel 2 episodes, 2003
Elika Crespo ...  Georgous Babe / ... 2 episodes, 2003
Andrea de Oliveira ...  Miguel's Secretary / ... 2 episodes, 2003
Hector Montejano Hector Montejano ...  Hector / ... 2 episodes, 2003
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A drug cartel leader and his family try to keep what is "rightfully" theirs.

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Rule the family. Control the empire.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 February 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Kingpin See more »

Filming Locations:

El Paso, Texas, USA See more »

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Runtime:

(6 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Production Designer Bernard Hides asked for an evergreen, leaf-bearing tree on one of the sets. Someone brought him a "Bottle Tree" (Brachychiton Populneus), an extremely common plant from Australia. Hides was asked if he was familiar with this variety, and he replied that he had never seen a plant like it. Hides is a native of Australia, and lived there most of his life. See more »

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References Se7en (1995) See more »

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Ay Carumba!
13 February 2003 | by paul bishopSee all my reviews

This is a hoot -- a Mexican drug family with few redeeming qualities, corrupt politicians, and fumbling DEA officers. If there's one problem it's that there's almost too much going on -- were it a series, the action would take longer to play out. Picture it as a drug cartel family soap opera. The first episode alone was hilarious --a wacko cousin of the Kingpin doesn't like it when Kingpin's wife shoots her mouth off, so he plans to tear off her blouse and whip her! And this is when he isn't feeding the body parts of his victims to his pet tiger! Needless to say, he gets it in the end because he's a threat to the family business. But there are lots of other nutso people running around, causing trouble. The only weak spot is Brian Benben as a plastic surgeon/drug dealer who's too goofy to take seriously. Overall, though, the whole thing is murder, mayhem and kitsch with a unique latin flair.


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