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Narcos 

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A chronicled look at the criminal exploits of Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar, as well as the many other drug kingpins who plagued the country through the years.
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Pedro Pascal ...  Javier Peña 30 episodes, 2015-2017
Wagner Moura ...  Pablo Escobar 20 episodes, 2015-2016
Boyd Holbrook ...  Steve Murphy 20 episodes, 2015-2016
Alberto Ammann ...  Pacho Herrera 20 episodes, 2015-2017
Paulina Gaitan ...  Tata Escobar 19 episodes, 2015-2016
Juan Murcia Juan Murcia ...  Juan Pablo Escobar 19 episodes, 2015-2016
Jorge Monterrosa ...  Trujillo 18 episodes, 2015-2017
Damián Alcázar ...  Gilberto Rodríguez Orejuela / ... 17 episodes, 2016-2017
Francisco Denis ...  Miguel Rodríguez Orejuela / ... 17 episodes, 2016-2017
Raúl Méndez ...  César Gaviria 17 episodes, 2015-2016
Juan Sebastián Calero ...  Navegante 17 episodes, 2015-2017
Paulina García ...  Hermilda Gaviria 15 episodes, 2015-2016
Diego Cataño ...  La Quica 15 episodes, 2015-2016
Brett Cullen ...  Arthur Crosby 15 episodes, 2016-2017
Julián Díaz Julián Díaz ...  Blackie / ... 15 episodes, 2015-2016
Joanna Christie ...  Connie Murphy 14 episodes, 2015-2016
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Storyline

Narcos tells the true-life story of the growth and spread of cocaine drug cartels across the globe and attendant efforts of law enforcement to meet them head on in brutal, bloody conflict. It centers around the notorious Colombian cocaine kingpin Pablo Escobar (Wagner Moura) and Steve Murphy (Holbrook), a DEA agent sent to Colombia on a U.S. mission to capture him and ultimately kill him. Written by Soumik Ghosh

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Pablo Escobar 1949 - 1993 (Season 2) See more »


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Country:

USA | Colombia | Mexico

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

28 August 2015 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Bogotá, Colombia See more »

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Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

During his peak, Pablo smuggled $70 million worth of cocaine every week amounting to about $20 billion profits a year making him one of the richest men in the world. It is said that he spent approximately $3000 in buying rubberbands for his money each month. Rats nibbled at 10 percent of his money amounting to a loss of $2 billion each year. See more »

Goofs

A sex scene set in the mid- to late-'80s shows the woman putting on a thong after having sex. Thongs weren't readily sold for another decade. Also, a scene showing the Port of Miami shows mountains in the background, and Miami is so flat, there aren't even hills there! Also, one would think that in a series about Colombia, the name of Colombia's most famous writer, Garcia Marquez, would be pronounced correctly, but the character Steve Murphy mistakenly says "Mar QUEZ" instead of "MAR quez," and mispronounces "Cartajena" with an "enyay" instead of an "en." There are also tons of license taken with characters (Javier Pena is a nerd and not a suave, lady's man in real life; "Jhon" represents Escobar's sicario Popeye who in reality is a ruthless psychopath; etc.) The biggest out-of-sequence flaw is that Murphy and Pena weren't assigned to Colombia until 1988, yet the series has them there at the beginning when Escobar began in the early 1980's. And Justice Minister Lara Bonilla is a true hero of the Escobar tragedy, giving his life in order to expose Escobar's criminal record, and it's a crime that this series tries to claim that the DEA used him to accomplish their mission, when the DEA wasn't even active on the Escobar radar until years later. See more »

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Soundtracks

Tuyo (Narcos Theme)
Performed by Rodrigo Amarante
[Opening credits theme]
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Fantastic production, we are living in the golden age of series
29 August 2015 | by johmil-18374See all my reviews

This is such a quality production. Its cinema quality in every aspect. I've seen two episodes so far but if this show keep this up I give it an even higher grade. Netflix is now really starting to compete with HBO and this is much better than Netflix anchor House of Cards for example.

Now I don't like shows that glorify and make the criminals heroes, but I don't think this series does that. Escobar is a ruthless person but still his a family man in some ways. Whats good with Narcos is that it portrays both side of the law. If it would only show it from Pablos perspective it wouldn't be as interesting.

This is a very classy production. Everything from the DEA-detective who is the narrative voice to the quality of the camera work. The actors are spot on and the scenes are amazing. I nearly feel that I'm in the Colombian jungle and the hot humid air touches me through the screen.

I just love series nowadays. You can transport you self to nearly every situation of life and follow character for a long time. And they really use the advantages of series if you compare it to film.


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