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Drug Wars: The Camarena Story 

PG-13 | | Crime, Drama | TV Mini-Series (1990)
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Fact-based story of undercover D.E.A. Agent Enrique "Kiki" Camarena who, while stationed in Guadalajara, uncovered a massive marijuana operation in Northern Mexico that led to his death and... See full summary »
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Series cast summary:
Steven Bauer ...  Enrique 'Kiki' Camarena 3 episodes, 1990
Elizabeth Peña ...  Mika Camarena 3 episodes, 1990
Miguel Ferrer ...  Tony Riva 3 episodes, 1990
Benicio Del Toro ...  Caro Quintero 3 episodes, 1990
Guy Boyd ...  George Gilliard 3 episodes, 1990
Tony Plana ...  Pavon Reyes 3 episodes, 1990
Tomas Milian ...  Florentino Ventura 3 episodes, 1990
Raymond J. Barry ...  Jack Lawn 3 episodes, 1990
Everett McGill ...  Bob Rawlings 3 episodes, 1990
Eddie Velez ...  Ramon Varona 3 episodes, 1990
J. Kenneth Campbell ...  Stephen Matson 3 episodes, 1990
Alex Sheafe 3 episodes, 1990
Andy Romano ...  Bud Mullen 3 episodes, 1990
Tony Amendola 3 episodes, 1990
Jorge Cervera Jr. Jorge Cervera Jr. ...  Suarez 3 episodes, 1990
Valentin de Vargas ...  Valdez 3 episodes, 1990
Joaquín Martínez 3 episodes, 1990
Kenny Morrison Kenny Morrison ...  Enrique Camarena Jr 3 episodes, 1990
Treat Williams ...  Ray Carson 3 episodes, 1990
Craig T. Nelson ...  Harley Steinmetz 3 episodes, 1990
Walter Alamo Walter Alamo ...  Daniel Camarena 3 episodes, 1990
Gary Armagnac ...  Don Clements 3 episodes, 1990
Frank Avila Frank Avila ...  Lopez-Razon 3 episodes, 1990
Steven Barr Steven Barr ...  INS Cop 3 episodes, 1990
Ugo Bianchi Ugo Bianchi ...  Banker 3 episodes, 1990
Peggy Blow ...  Reporter 3 episodes, 1990
Art Bonilla ...  Federale at Airport 3 episodes, 1990
Bruce V. Caton Bruce V. Caton ...  Pilot 3 episodes, 1990
Dan Carruthers Dan Carruthers ...  Pilot 3 episodes, 1990
Rosalind Chao ...  Thanh Steinmetz 3 episodes, 1990
Katherine Cortez ...  Female Reporter #1 3 episodes, 1990
Gregory Cruz ...  Torres-Lepe 3 episodes, 1990
Hector Elias ...  Interrogator / ... 3 episodes, 1990
Roberto Estrada Roberto Estrada ...  Musician 3 episodes, 1990
Gary W. Farrell Gary W. Farrell ...  Pilot A-2 3 episodes, 1990
Fernando Garzón Fernando Garzón ...  Seguno Interrogator 3 episodes, 1990
Ramiro González Ramiro González ...  Muscle Man #2 3 episodes, 1990
Armando Guerrero Armando Guerrero ...  Pistolero 3 episodes, 1990
Ron Henriquez Ron Henriquez ...  Major Sabina 3 episodes, 1990
Aharon Ipalé ...  Atty. Gen. Ramirez 3 episodes, 1990
Freddie Jin Freddie Jin ...  Sparring Partner 3 episodes, 1990
James Karen ...  Aide 3 episodes, 1990
Tito Larriva ...  Himself / ... 3 episodes, 1990
Laura Leavitt Laura Leavitt ...  Pam Matson 3 episodes, 1990
Robert Lesser ...  Varona's Lawyer 3 episodes, 1990
Frank Lugo Frank Lugo ...  Desk Sgt 3 episodes, 1990
Julio Medina ...  Benjamin Piza 3 episodes, 1990
Art Moroff Art Moroff ...  Well Muscled Man #2 3 episodes, 1990
Mike Moroff ...  El Samy Ramirez 3 episodes, 1990
Isidro Olace Isidro Olace ...  Vendor 3 episodes, 1990
Daniel Zacapa ...  Abel Reynoso 3 episodes, 1990
Rudy Prieto Rudy Prieto ...  Jalisco Policeman #1 3 episodes, 1990
Jeff Ramsey ...  Commando #3 3 episodes, 1990
Geoffrey Rivas ...  Pablo Seguno 3 episodes, 1990
Gilbert Rosales Gilbert Rosales ...  Commando #2 3 episodes, 1990
Thomas Rosales Jr. ...  Commando 3 episodes, 1990
Rick Sawaya Rick Sawaya ...  Commando #4 3 episodes, 1990
Rick Shuster ...  Helicopter Pilot / ... 3 episodes, 1990
Kenneth A. Simpson Kenneth A. Simpson ...  Pilot #3 3 episodes, 1990
Robert Symonds ...  Judge 3 episodes, 1990
Rob Sullivan Rob Sullivan ...  Jury Foreman 3 episodes, 1990
Adrian Tafoya Adrian Tafoya ...  Young Man 3 episodes, 1990
John Tayloe John Tayloe ...  U.S. Attorney 3 episodes, 1990
Mark Thomson Mark Thomson ...  Pilot 3 episodes, 1990
Danny Trejo ...  Gabriel 3 episodes, 1990
Dana Kristen Vahle Dana Kristen Vahle ...  Pilot A-3 #2 3 episodes, 1990
Robert Wethern Robert Wethern ...  Mexican Informant 3 episodes, 1990
Biff Yeager ...  FBI Forensics Man 3 episodes, 1990
Jim Zubiena ...  Craig 3 episodes, 1990
Simón Andreu ...  Portago Diaz 3 episodes, 1990
Tony Fields ...  Caesar 3 episodes, 1990
Rodrigo Obregón 3 episodes, 1990
Pepe Serna 3 episodes, 1990
Rob E. Angelino ...  Mexican Informant 3 episodes, 1990
Ethan Embry 3 episodes, 1990
Clayton Barclay Jones Clayton Barclay Jones ...  Nick Vaughan 3 episodes, 1990
Michael Medeiros ...  CIA 3 episodes, 1990
Jimmy Ortega ...  Jalisco Policeman #2 3 episodes, 1990
Aldo Sambrell 3 episodes, 1990
Gil Serna Gil Serna ...  Reporter #3 3 episodes, 1990
Christine Claravall Christine Claravall ...  Marianna Morello 1 episode, 1990
Ruben Amavizca Ruben Amavizca ...  Mexican Army Officer 1 episode, 1990
Ronald Fox Ronald Fox 1 episode, 1990
Tony Perez 1 episode, 1990
Ray Quiroga ...  FBI Agent 1 episode, 1990
Tom Brokaw ...  Himself (archive footage) 3 episodes, 1990
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Storyline

Fact-based story of undercover D.E.A. Agent Enrique "Kiki" Camarena who, while stationed in Guadalajara, uncovered a massive marijuana operation in Northern Mexico that led to his death and a remarkable investigation of corruption within the Mexican government. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Taglines:

His Death Ignited A War America Can't Win.

Genres:

Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for violence and drug content | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA | Spain

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

7 January 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Drug Wars: The Camarena Story See more »

Filming Locations:

USA

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Tomas Milian and Tony Plana appeared in JFK (1991) and The Burning Season: The Chico Mendes Story (1994). See more »

Alternate Versions

Released in shorter form as a two-hour movie originally in Finland on VHS. The DVD version released later (in 2003) is the complete mini-series on 1 disc with the three episodes separately with initial opening and end credits. See more »

Connections

Followed by Drug Wars: The Cocaine Cartel (1992) See more »

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It is an excellent movie with true plot
22 February 2001 | by atrujanoSee all my reviews

I have seen this mini series. I really liked because it portrayed very much realistically the characters, scenes, language, and real life. I used to live on the border with Mexico for many years and the movie shows exactly what the real life is....I been looking for this movie to buy it but i cant seem to get a hold of it...If any one knows where i can get it please e-mail me i really appreciate the info....


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