Cocaine Cowboys Film Poster

Cocaine Cowboys

Cocaine Cowboys (2006)

The cocaine trade of the 70’s and 80’s 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.” –Rakontur

Cocaine Cowboys Film Poster
District Grade:A-
District Category:Worth It
Sub-Genres:People, Crime, Money, Florida
Run Time:118 Mins
The District Categories: Niche (worth the watch for those interested in the topic), Worth It (worth your time), Classic (one of the best examples of the documentary genre), Skip It (not worth your time)

More about The Documentary District: We are a team dedicated to highlighting documentary films and projects in an effort to promote independent film making. We also provide information on where to stream new documentaries as they become available. If you have a film or project that you would like to submit, you can visit our Submit a Film page.

With Cocaine Cowboys, filmmaker Billy Corben paints a dazzling portrait of a cultural explosion that still echoes as Hollywood myth. Composer of the original “Miami Vice” theme, Jan Hammer, provides the score.” –Rakontur


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The District’s Quick Hits

Awards:N/A
Where To Stream:Hoopla
Rotten Tomatoes Score ™:69% (Tomatometer), 79% (Audience)
Director:Billy Corben
Starring: N/A
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Cocaine Cowboys

2006
118 Minutes
Worth It
Final Grade: A-
Now Streaming On: Hoopla, tubi, Kanopy ($)

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