8.2/10
1,567
4 user 4 critic

The Two Escobars (2010)

Pablo Escobar was the richest, most powerful drug kingpin in the world, ruling the Medelli­n Cartel with an iron fist. Andres Escobar was the biggest soccer star in Colombia. The two were ... See full summary »
Reviews
3 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

More Like This 

Documentary | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Before the Premier League and multi-million pound salaries, in England 'football' was a dirty word. The game was in disgrace, the fans, hooligans, the nation, it seemed, were all played out... See full summary »

Director: James Erskine
Stars: Gary Oldman, Rebecca Marie Burnett, Paul Gascoigne
Catching Hell (2011)
Documentary | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

After the Chicago Cubs blow an opportunity to reach the World Series in 2003, Cubs fans blame the team's misfortune on fellow fan Steve Bartman, who interfered with a foul ball and prevented Moises Alou from making a catch.

Director: Alex Gibney
Stars: Moises Alou, Steve Bartman, Rod Blagojevich
30 for 30 (TV Series 2009)
Documentary | Biography | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  

ESPN Films' 30 for 30 is an unprecedented documentary series featuring today's finest storytellers from inside and outside of the sports world. What started as a celebration of ESPN's 30th ... See full summary »

Stars: Dick Vitale, Brent Musburger, Mike Tyson
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

This is the incredible story of Pablo Escobar, the infamous boss of Colombia's Medellin drug cartel, told for the very first time by his son, Sebastian and his widow Maria Isabel Santos. In... See full summary »

Director: Nicolas Entel
Stars: Jorge Enrique Abello, Pablo Escobar, Sebastian Marroquín
Narco Cultura (2013)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

To a growing number of Mexicans and Latinos in the Americas, narco traffickers have become iconic outlaws and the new models of fame and success. They represent a pathway out of the ghetto ... See full summary »

Director: Shaul Schwarz
Documentary | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Pablo, Angel o Demonio is the untold story of a man who changed our world forever. He created the multinational enterprise of cocaine trafficking and through terror brought a country to its... See full summary »

Director: Jorge Granier
Documentary | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

The power of hope in the face of seemingly insurmountable odds, and an object lesson in what it really means to be a winner in life.

Directors: Mike Brett, Steve Jamison
Stars: Thomas Rongen, Jaiyah Saelua, Nicky Salapu
Documentary | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

The Class of 92, a cinematic documentary detailing the rise to prominence and global sporting superstardom of six supremely talented young Manchester United footballers (David Beckham, ... See full summary »

Directors: Benjamin Turner, Gabe Turner
Stars: David Beckham, Nicky Butt, Ryan Giggs
Documentary | Biography | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Constructed from over 500 hours of never-before-seen footage, this documentary centers on the career of celebrated football player Diego Armando Maradona, who played for S.S.C. Napoli in the 1980s.

Director: Asif Kapadia
Stars: Pelé, Diego Armando Maradona, Claudia Villafañe
Senna (2010)
Documentary | Biography | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

A documentary on Brazilian Formula One racing driver Ayrton Senna, who won the F1 world championship three times before his death at age 34.

Director: Asif Kapadia
Stars: Ayrton Senna, Alain Prost, Frank Williams
Cartel War (2010)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4/10 X  

L.A. undercover cops disregard the law to bring down the most powerful drug mob in the U.S. Loosely based on Mexico's once most powerful drug cartel leader, this journey into the drug underworld cuts to the bone and through the heart.

Directors: Jack Lucarelli, Troy Price
Stars: Jack Lucarelli, Mercedez Carolina, Roberto 'Sanz' Sanchez
Documentary | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

A documentary on a Palestinian farmer's chronicle of his nonviolent resistance to the actions of the Israeli army.

Directors: Emad Burnat, Guy Davidi
Stars: Emad Burnat, Soraya Burnat, Mohammed Burnat
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
María Ester Escobar María Ester Escobar ... Herself
Alexis García V. Alexis García V. ... Himself
Jaime Gaviria Gómez Jaime Gaviria Gómez ... Himself
Francisco Maturana Francisco Maturana ... Himself
Edit

Storyline

Pablo Escobar was the richest, most powerful drug kingpin in the world, ruling the Medelli­n Cartel with an iron fist. Andres Escobar was the biggest soccer star in Colombia. The two were not related, but their fates were inextricably - and fatally - intertwined. Pablo's drug money had turned Andres' national team into South American champions, favored to win the 1994 World Cup in Los Angeles. It was there, in a game against the U.S., that Andres committed one of the most shocking mistakes in soccer history, scoring an "own goal" that eliminated his team from the competition and ultimately cost him his life. THE TWO ESCOBARS is a riveting examination of the intersection of sports, crime, and politics. For Colombians, soccer was far more than a game: their entire national identity rode on the success or failure of their team. Jeff and Michael Zimbalist's fast and furious documentary plays out on an ever-expanding canvas, painting a fascinating portrait of Pablo, Andres, and a country ... Written by David Ansen, Los Angeles Film Festival

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Official site

Country:

Colombia

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

27 August 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Два Эскобара See more »

Filming Locations:

Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia See more »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$14,457

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$14,457
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Production Co:

All Rise Films See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1 / (high definition)
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Features 1994 FIFA World Cup USA (1994) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Riveting political and sports documentary
7 March 2014 | by paul-allaerSee all my reviews

"The Two Escobars" (2010 release; 104 min.) brings the parallel yet indirectly intertwined stories of Pablo Escobar and Andres Escobar (they are not related) in Colombia of the late 80s and early 90s. From humble beginnings Pablo eventually becomes the No. 1 drug king of Colombia, which is saying something. Andres, from equal humble beginnings, eventually becomes a star soccer (football) player, becoming even captain of the Colombian national team, which reaching new peaks as never before, eventually rising to the No. 4 ranking on the FIFA world rankings/. Then comes the 1994 World Cup in the US, where Colombia enters as one of the favorites...

Couple of comments: first, this movie is a riveting political and sports documentary (or is it a sports and political documentary--you decide)., you simply can't make this stuff up. It's the reason why facts always trumps fiction, and why I am such a fan of documentaries. Second, with the passage of time, this documentary, reflecting on events now 20-25 years ago, has become a great time capsule of how things where then. Check out the incredible footage of Medellin, Colombia's second largest city, in the 80s and early 90s, when the drug wars were being played out in the open, every day. Third, the movie does a great job documenting how soccer was used to money-launder drug money, creating Colombia's so-called "narco-soccer" peak in the late 80s (when Andres' team wins the Copa Libertadores, the first Colombian team to do so). At one point, Pablo, then in jail, summons the Colombian national soccer team to come play a soccer game, AT THE PRISON, and they do! It would be the equivalent of a jailed drug king summoning the Yankees for an intra-squad game of baseball, can you imagine? Last but not least, the documentary does a decent job bringing the non-sports angles (drugs and politics) of Pablo Escobar. We see him move heaven and earth to influence the Colombian parliament to abolish extradition to the US. "Sooner a grave in Colombia than a jail in the US", he comments. Wow.

This was originally released in the ESPN 30 For 30 series of documentaries, but the merits of this documentary go far beyond sports. Even if you don't care for sports or for soccer, I guarantee that you will be moved by this documentary. "The Two Escobars" is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!


14 of 15 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 4 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series



Recently Viewed