COCAINE COWBOYS

By Billy CORBEN

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Documentary - Completed 2006


    • Year of production
    • 2006
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • USA
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH
    • Duration
    • 118 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Billy CORBEN
    • Writer(s)
    • Billy CORBEN
    • Producer(s)
    • Alfred SPELLMAN, Bruno DEL GRANADO, Daniela MANAS
    • Synopsis
    • The cocaine trade of the 70s and 80s had an indelible impact on contemporary Miami. Smugglers and distributors forever changed a once sleepy retirement community into one of the world’s most glamorous hot spots, the epicenter of a $20 billion annual business fed by Colombia’s Medellin cartel. By the early 80s, Miami’s tripled homicide rate had made it the murder capital of the country, for which a Time cover story dubbed the city “Paradise Lost.”
      With COCAINE COWBOYS, filmmaker Billy Corben – whose first feature Raw Deal: A Question Of Consent, was a sensation at the 2001 Sundance Film Festival – paints a dazzling portrait of a cultural explosion that still echoes as Hollywood myth, evidenced by the latest manifestation, NBC/Universal’s Miami Vice. Composer of the original “Miami Vice” theme, Jan Hammer, provides the score.
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