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Escobar: Paradise Lost (2014)

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In Colombia, a young surfer meets the woman of his dreams - and then meets her uncle, Pablo Escobar.



(as Andrea di Stefano), (adaptation) (as Andrea di Stefano) | 1 more credit »
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Credited cast:
... Pablo Escobar
... Nick
... Dylan
... Drago
... Laure
... Maria
... Roldano Brother (The Boss)
... Christo
... Tourist at Bus Stop
Manuel Antonio Gómez ... Bambi
Laura Londoño ... Maria Victoria
Micke Moreno ... Martin
... Pepito Torres
Jaime Correa ... Dr. Prieto
... Store Lady


Nicko and his brother take off from Canada in search of an easier life on the beaches of Colombia. Nicko meets a girl in the local village and they quickly fall in love, only for Nicko to later find out that Maria's uncle is the drug trafficker, Pablo Escobar. His life takes a dramatic turn after meeting El Patron, and Nick is forced into impossible situations to try and keep his family safe, but does Pablo have other ideas? Written by Steve Watson

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Nobody escapes Pable Escobar. See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence including grisly images | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

26 June 2015 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Escobar  »

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Box Office


$17,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$106,869, 28 June 2015, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$106,869, 28 June 2015
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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Benicio Del Toro stars in Sicario (2015) and at one point a character asks his character if he is Medellin. Medellin was the name of Pablo Escobar's drug cartel. See more »


Claudia Traisac's accent is Spanish, not Colombian. During the movie, she uses a lot of Mexican and Argentinian words. See more »


Pablo Escobar: I help you out because I come from poor beginnings.
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Performed by Max Richter, Louisa Fuller, Natalia Bonner, and Rico Costa
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Decent film
27 February 2015 | by See all my reviews

I wasn't expecting much out of this film. But I do enjoy del Toro, as well as Hutcherson, so I thought I'd give it a shot. It was a little fast in some parts, but overall not a terrible film. For those saying it was based on true events, that's a big stretch. Nowhere does it say that it is based on true events. The movie is very loosely based around the final years of Pablo Escobar. Think of it like Titanic, true event, fictional characters. Neither Hutchersons or Traisacs characters actually existed. As for the ending, it's pretty obvious what happens, even if you don't see it happen on screen. I would have liked a little more explanation as to how characters ended up where they were through the film, but the movie doesn't lose anything because of it. In the end, it was an OK film with some wonderful acting. Worth a watch.

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