Cocaine Cowboys

  |  Buy to Own: 04/02/2008
  |  Watch Now: 26/11/2009
  |  116 min
Rated 18 by the BBFC


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'. In this documentary filmmaker Billy Corben paints a dazzling portrait of a cultural explosion that still echoes as Hollywood myth.

Contains real images of strong bloody violence
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