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, caused 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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Al Sunshine, Bob Palumbo, Jon Roberts, Mickey Munday, Sam Burstyn
Moderate Coarse Language, Moderate Drug Use And References, Moderate Themes And Violence
The real story that inspired Scarface and Miami Vice