Narcos (2015–2017)
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Chilean drug chemist Cockroach brings his product to Colombian smuggler Pablo Escobar. DEA agent Steve Murphy joins the war on drugs in Bogota.


José Padilha


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Wagner Moura ... Pablo Escobar
Boyd Holbrook ... Steve Murphy
Pedro Pascal ... Javier Peña
Joanna Christie ... Connie Murphy
Maurice Compte ... Horacio Carrillo
André Mattos ... Jorge Luis Ochoa
Roberto Urbina ... Fabio Ochoa
Diego Cataño ... La Quica
Jorge A. Jimenez ... Poison (as Jorge A. Jiménez)
Paulina Gaitan ... Tata Escobar (as Paulina Gaitán)
Paulina García ... Hermilda Gaviria
Luis Guzmán ... José Rodríguez Gacha
Juan Pablo Raba ... Gustavo Gaviria
Juan Riedinger ... Carlos Lehder
Richard T. Jones ... Agent DEA


Steve Murphy is a DEA agent, and along with his new partner, Javier Peña, is assigned the task to eliminate drug threats (by themselves or in conjunction with local law enforcement). They are part of the ground team that executes orders for the Drug Enforcement Administration. Pablo Escobar (Wagner Moura) is connected with a cocaine chemist known as Cockroach from Chile. Together they build their empire, planning and executing new ways of trafficking drugs to and from Cuba and supplying the content to Miami (Florida). After getting betrayed by Cockroach, Pablo takes revenge on him. Written by Jayanta Patra

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Title translates to "Decline" in English. See more »


Escobar is seen getting the news that Poison and the other sicarios were killed and puts a bounty on the head of the DEA agent (Murphy). The problem with the scene is that it takes place at what appears to be Escobar's Hacienda Napoles much earlier in the time line of events- however, later in the series it is clear that Poison and the others were not killed at the nightclub until after Escobar surrendered and was living at La Catedral. He had fled Hacienda Napoles long before Poison was killed. He would have been at La Catedral when he received that news. They messed up the chronology of the scene. See more »


[first lines]
Steve Murphy: [as narrator] Nowadays, the US government can listen to anything you say. They know where you are, they know who you're talking to, and trust me, they know who you're fucking. You turn on a cell phone or a computer, and you're doomed. But in Colombia in 1989, it wasn't that easy. First off, there was no Internet. No cells. The best they had were satellite phones, and in order to capture a satellite phone, you had to fly directly over it. On top of that, the only people who had sat ...
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4 June 2020 | by rjones611See all my reviews

One of the realist visual releases of a globalised criminal is presented to Netflix in style. We immediately care for this timid yet volatile man, shaped by the experiences accumulated by crawling out from the slums of Colombia. This series takes on what we have successfully seen many times before, having the protagonist convert into the antagonist creating a more exciting piece with the inclusion of factual history. This series is similar to HBO's The Wire in that it rewards you for paying attention to detail and the elements of realism mixed with the creative methods that these real people created in order obtain such an illegal goal is truly mesmerising. The bridge scene reminds us of how powerful Pablo Escobar really was and that this is not just about the distribution of cocaine but the laborious man work and obstacles that would inevitably come with. A truly real piece of art that was well researched, written and visualised!

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Release Date:

28 August 2015 (USA) See more »

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Miami, Florida, USA See more »

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