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Cocaine Cowboys

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Release Date: October 27, 2006 (limited)
Studio: Magnolia Pictures
Director: Billy Corben
Screenwriter: Billy Corben
Starring: Not Available
Genre: Documentary
MPAA Rating: R (for pervasive drug content, gruesome violent images, and language)
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Plot Summary: 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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