SQUARE GROUPER

THE GODFATHERS OF GANJA

By Billy CORBEN

RAKONTUR - as PROD

Documentary - Completed 2011

From the filmmakers that brought you the cult hit series COCAINE COWBOYS comes SQUARE GROUPER, a documentary that chronicles marijuana smuggling in South Florida during the 1970s and '80s.

    • Year of production
    • 2011
    • Genres
    • Documentary, Crime, Historical
    • Countries
    • USA
    • Budget
    • N/A
    • Duration
    • 103 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Billy CORBEN
    • Producer(s)
    • Alfred SPELLMAN (Rakontur), Billy CORBEN (rakontur)
    • Synopsis
    • In 1979, the US Customs Service reported that 87% of all marijuana seizures in the US were made in the South Florida area. Due to the region’s 5,000 miles of coast and coastal waterways and close proximity to the Caribbean and Latin America, South Florida was a pot smuggler’s paradise. In sharp contrast to the brazenly violent cocaine cowboys of the 1980’s, Miami’s marijuana smugglers were cooler, calmer, and for the most part, nonviolent. Square Grouper paints a vivid portrait of Miami’s pot smuggling culture in the 1970s and 1980s through three of the city’s most colorful stories.