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Cocaine Cowboys (2006)

In the 1980s, ruthless Colombian cocaine barons invaded Miami with a brand of violence unseen in this country since Prohibition-era Chicago - and it put the city on the map. "Cocaine ... See full summary »

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Billy Corben

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Cast

Credited cast:
Jon Roberts Jon Roberts ... Himself
Al Sunshine Al Sunshine ... Himself
Sam Burstyn Sam Burstyn ... Himself
Mickey Munday Mickey Munday ... Himself
Bob Palumbo Bob Palumbo ... Himself
Toni Mooney Toni Mooney ... Herself
Edna Buchanan Edna Buchanan ... Herself
Joseph Davis Joseph Davis ... Himself (as Dr. Joseph Davis)
Al Singleton Al Singleton ... Himself
Louis Caruso Louis Caruso ... Himself
Raul Diaz Raul Diaz ... Himself
Jorge Ayala Jorge Ayala ... Himself (as Jorge 'Rivi' Ayala)
Nelson Andreu Nelson Andreu ... Himself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Griselda Blanco Griselda Blanco ... Herself (archive footage)
Kelly Hughes Kelly Hughes ... Girl in apt
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Storyline

In the 1980s, ruthless Colombian cocaine barons invaded Miami with a brand of violence unseen in this country since Prohibition-era Chicago - and it put the city on the map. "Cocaine Cowboys" is the true story of how Miami became the drug, murder and cash capital of the United States, told by the people who made it all happen. Written by rakontur

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The incredible true story that inspired "Scarface" and "Miami Vice".


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Rated R for pervasive drug content, gruesome violent images, and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 November 2007 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Cocaine Cowboys - Die wahre Geschichte hinter Scarface und Miami Vice See more »

Filming Locations:

Miami, Florida, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$36,295, 29 October 2006, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$148,872, 24 December 2006
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| (short) | (Reloaded edition)

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Blanco was killed by two gunmen on a motorcycle as she walked out of a butcher shop in her hometown, Medellín, on September 3, 2012. The Miami Herald cites El Colombiano newspaper reports that one man fired two bullets into her head, executing her in the type of "motorcycle assassination" she has been credited with inventing. See more »

Quotes

Jorge Ayala: [Last Title card] On the same day Griselda was released Rivi was stabbed in a Miami Prison. He survived but refused to identify his attacker.
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Referenced in 30 for 30: The U (2009) See more »

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A Must See. Put it next to Scarface. Actually, put it in front of Scarface
15 May 2008 | by tommyk-9See all my reviews

Cocaine Cowboys is a great movie. A must see for sure. Never has a viewer gotten to experience the real cocaine world until now. Interviews with a top hit-man/enforcer, a pioneer pilot, kingpin, and tons of stock footage make this film completely unique.

The sequel, Cocaine Cowboys 2 - Hustlin With The Godmother,is going to be even better. It focuses around Griselda Blanco, Rivi (the enforcer/hit-man) and a character named Charles Cosby. There is an advance screening June 20, 2008 at the CineVegas Film Festival and this time around the documentary has worldwide distribution checkout www.charlescosby.com for some pictures of Griselda Blanco and Charles Cosby.


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