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How to Make Money Selling Drugs (2012)

Not Rated | | Documentary, Crime | 26 December 2013 (UK)
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Ten easy steps show you how to make money from drugs, featuring a series of interviews with drug dealers, prison employees, and lobbyists arguing for tougher drug laws.

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Matthew Cooke

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Matthew Cooke, Grant Jolly (story editor)
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50 Cent ... Self
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Ten easy steps show you how to make money from drugs, featuring a series of interviews with drug dealers, prison employees, and lobbyists arguing for tougher drug laws.

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The Super Size me of Drug Documentaries
28 June 2013 | by in1984See all my reviews

9.1 of 10. Starts out feeling like a comedy, a faux documentary, in part because of the title, but also because the opening few minutes mock the opening of any "how to get rich" or "how to be successful" TV/video nonsense. Then the alternate reality shifts into reality, but continues with the quick pace and fun attitude for what is a tragic look into the past and present of drugs.

It's essentially The War on Drugs documentary for Colbert Report and Daily Show fans, maybe even South Park fans. About the only thing it does wrong is not provide enough charts and data. What it does provide are seamlessly integrated into the film. I would have also like the part on Portugual explored a little more deeply.

But wait, there's more! No need for a gun, you can make money by selling drug fear too! This is more than a literal look at how to make money by selling drugs. It gets into the many different ways politicians and corporations are profiting from drug prohibition.


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Release Date:

26 December 2013 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Cocaine Cowboys 3: How to Make Money Selling Drugs See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$9,202, 30 June 2013

Gross USA:

$39,192

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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