Cocaine Cowboys

"Such a buzz to watch! Kinetic and absorbing, the doc equivalent of Goodfellas."
- The Onion AV Club
"The Godmother [Griselda Blanco] makes Tony Montana look like Mother Theresa."
- Entertainment Weekly
"A hyperventilating account of the blood-drenched Miami drug culture overflowing with cops, coroners and smugglers."
- The New York Times
"Move Over Miami Vice and Scarface. This is how it really happened! Exhilarating!"
- South Florida Sun-Sententiel
"Tremendously entertaining! Action-packed, with rapid fire editing and colorful characters who tell riveting stories."
- New York 1 News
"An exhaustive and exciting history of how that white powder transformed Miami."
- Salon
"Makes Tony Soprano look like a girlieman! ... more thrilling - and authentically terrifying - than anything from Miami Vice."
- Very Short List.com

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, which a TIME cover story dubbed the city "Paradise Lost."
Original Languages: English
Genre: Documentary
Running Time: 116 min.
Year: 2006

CREDITS

CAST
Griselda Blanco [archive footage] ()
Mickey Munday ()
Al Sunshine ()
Jon Roberts ()
DIRECTED BY
Billy Corben

TRAILER

http://www.cocainecowboys.com/

PHOTOS

A scene from COCAINE COWBOYS
A scene from COCAINE COWBOYS
Griselda Blanco in COCAINE COWBOYS
Jon Roberts in COCAINE COWBOYS
Jorge "Rivi" Ayala in COCAINE COWBOYS
Mickey Munday in COCAINE COWBOYS
A scene from COCAINE COWBOYS
Billy Corben, director of COCAINE COWBOYS