History Film / CocaineCowboys

27th Jan '15 1:19:23 AM Shorty
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* Dedication: The ''Reloaded'' cut is dedicated to the memory of [[TheCoroner Medical Examiner]] Dr. Joeseph Davis, who died in 2013.

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* Dedication: {{Dedication}}: The ''Reloaded'' cut is dedicated to the memory of [[TheCoroner Medical Examiner]] Dr. Joeseph Davis, who died in 2013.
25th Jan '15 1:35:40 AM Shorty
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* TheDragon: Rivi, hitman and enforcer for Blanco.

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* Dedication: The ''Reloaded'' cut is dedicated to the memory of [[TheCoroner Medical Examiner]] Dr. Joeseph Davis, who died in 2013.
* TheDragon: Rivi, hitman and main enforcer for Blanco.
21st Jan '15 7:22:32 AM Shorty
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* DoNotDoThisCoolThing: Both movies spend a good deal of time showcasing the considerable amounts of money, power and notoriety that drug dealing brings. They even get [[MiamiVice Jan Hammer]] to do the first film's score for that extra coat of gloss.
19th Jan '15 4:10:49 AM Shorty
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* InfantImmortality: Zigzagged in the first film. Averted with the son of Chucho, a drug dealer who had disrespected Blanco's son, Michael Corleone Blanco, but played straight when Rivi orders his men to spare another target's children (see EvenEvilHasStandards). Grimly averted in the second with a memorial wall showing the many young deaths from drug gang violence.

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* InfantImmortality: Zigzagged in the first film. Averted with the son of Chucho, a drug dealer who had disrespected Blanco's son, Michael Corleone Blanco, but played straight when Rivi orders his men to spare another target's children (see EvenEvilHasStandards). Grimly averted Averted in the second with a memorial wall showing the many young deaths from drug gang violence.
19th Jan '15 4:09:29 AM Shorty
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* PragmaticVillainy: Discussed by Roberts as a major difference between Colombian and Italian organised crime - the Colombians would kill someone if they didn't get paid (or sometimes even if they did), whereas the Italians would just beat the person up because they wouldn't be able to get any more money from them if they were dead.

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* PragmaticVillainy: Discussed by Roberts as a major difference between Colombian and Italian organised crime - the Colombians would kill someone if they didn't get paid (or sometimes even if they did), whereas the Italians would just beat the person them up because they wouldn't be able to get any more money from them if they were dead.



* {{Recut}}: An updated and extended version of the original, 'Cocaine Cowboys: Reloaded', was released in April 2014.

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* {{Recut}}: An updated and extended version of the original, 'Cocaine ''Cocaine Cowboys: Reloaded', Reloaded'', was released in April 2014.



* WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue: The last few minutes of the 'Reloaded' version details the eventual fate of most of the main players (see also KarmaHoudini) including events that occurred since the original film's release (such as the deaths of Roberts and Blanco).

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* WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue: The last few minutes of the 'Reloaded' version ''Reloaded'' details the eventual fate of most of the main players (see also KarmaHoudini) including events that occurred since the original film's release (such as the deaths of Roberts and Blanco).
19th Jan '15 4:08:04 AM Shorty
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A HBO TV series and feature film based on the first documentary are reportedly in development (see RecycledTheSeries). A [[{{Recut}} longer version of the first film]], ''Cocaine Cowboys: Reloaded'', was released in 2014.



* InfantImmortality: Zigzagged in the first film. Averted with the son of Chucho, a drug dealer who had disrespected Blanco's son, Michael Corleone Blanco, but played straight when Rivi orders his men to spare another target's children (see EvenEvilHasStandards). Averted in the second with a memorial wall showing the many young deaths from drug gang violence.

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* InfantImmortality: Zigzagged in the first film. Averted with the son of Chucho, a drug dealer who had disrespected Blanco's son, Michael Corleone Blanco, but played straight when Rivi orders his men to spare another target's children (see EvenEvilHasStandards). Averted Grimly averted in the second with a memorial wall showing the many young deaths from drug gang violence.



* KarmaHoudini: Averted for most in the first film. Roberts & Munday were arrested soon after Max Mermelstein but were eventually released from prison, with Roberts dying of cancer in 2011. Rivi is still serving a life sentence for his role in three murders. Griselda Blanco was arrested and imprisoned in 1985 (an additional case that was made against her became a subplot in the sequel), but was released from jail & deported in 2004 and eventually gunned down in Colombia in 2012. Subverted with Max Mermelstein, who went into WitnessProtection until he died of cancer in 2008. Played straight in the second film with Cosby.

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* KarmaHoudini: Averted for most in the first film. Roberts & Munday were arrested soon after Max Mermelstein but were eventually released from prison, with Roberts dying of cancer in 2011. Rivi is still serving a life sentence for his role in three murders. Griselda Blanco was arrested and imprisoned in 1985 (an additional subsequent case that was made against her became a subplot in the sequel), but was released from jail & deported in 2004 and eventually gunned down in Colombia in 2012. Subverted with Max Mermelstein, who went into WitnessProtection until he died of cancer in 2008. Played straight in the second film with Cosby.Cosby, who retired from the drug trade after his involvement in Blanco's prosecution.



* PragmaticVillainy: Discussed by Roberts as a major difference between Colombian and Italian organised crime - the Colombians would kill someone if they didn't get paid, whereas the Italians figured a dead man wouldn't be able to pay them back.
* ProfessionalKiller: Also Rivi.

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* PragmaticVillainy: Discussed by Roberts as a major difference between Colombian and Italian organised crime - the Colombians would kill someone if they didn't get paid, paid (or sometimes even if they did), whereas the Italians figured a dead man would just beat the person up because they wouldn't be able to pay get any more money from them back.
if they were dead.
* ProfessionalKiller: Also Rivi.Rivi.
* {{Recut}}: An updated and extended version of the original, 'Cocaine Cowboys: Reloaded', was released in April 2014.


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* WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue: The last few minutes of the 'Reloaded' version details the eventual fate of most of the main players (see also KarmaHoudini) including events that occurred since the original film's release (such as the deaths of Roberts and Blanco).
19th Jan '15 3:39:19 AM Shorty
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* RecycledTheSeries: A TV series loosely based on the first film has been is [[http://www.slashfilm.com/michelle-ashford-write-hbo-drama-cocaine-cowboys-produced-jerry-bruckheimer-michael-bay/ currently in development for HBO]] with JerryBruckheimer and Creator/MichaelBay producing and a pilot script from [[ThePacific Pacific]] writer Michelle Ashford. A film based on the documentary is also in development with [[Film/ThreeKings David O. Russell]] as the current director.
26th Nov '14 4:50:39 AM Shorty
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A HBO TV series and feature film based on the first documentary are reportedly in development (see RecycledTheSeries).

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A HBO TV series and feature film based on the first documentary are reportedly in development (see RecycledTheSeries).
RecycledTheSeries). A [[{{Recut}} longer version of the first film]], ''Cocaine Cowboys: Reloaded'', was released in 2014.



* AffablyEvil: Roberts, Munday and even Rivi.

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* AffablyEvil: Roberts, Munday Roberts and even Rivi.



* EvenEvilHasStandards: In the first film, Rivi and his men had just successfully carried out a hit on a man who failed to pay Blanco when Rivi learns that Blanco had promised his men a bonus for [[KickTheDog killing the wife and kids as well]]. Even though his men had already shot the wife, Rivi ''ordered his own men out of the house at gunpoint'' to stop them from killing the children. Additionally, the accidental death of a rival dealer's son during a drive-by shooting is one of the only killings for which Rivi shows any apparent regret.
* EveryManHasHisPrice: Discussed by Roberts to show the corrupting effect of drug money on businesses and police.

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* EvenEvilHasStandards: In the first film, Rivi and his men had just successfully carried out a hit on a man who failed to pay Blanco when Rivi learns that Blanco she had also promised his men a bonus for [[KickTheDog killing the wife and kids as well]]. Even though his men had already shot the wife, Rivi ''ordered his own men out of the house at gunpoint'' to stop them from killing the children. Additionally, the accidental death of a rival dealer's son during a drive-by shooting is one of the only killings for which Rivi shows any apparent regret.
* EveryManHasHisPrice: Discussed by Roberts to show mentions this as proof of the corrupting effect of drug money on businesses and police.



* KarmaHoudini: Zig zagged in the first film. Averted in that at the time of filming, almost all of the criminals featured were either dead, in jail or had been released from jail. Zig zagged with Griselda Blanco, who managed to keep her cocaine business going despite being arrested in 1985 (an additional case that was made against her became a subplot in the sequel), was released from jail and deported in 2004 and eventually gunned down in Columbia in 2012. Subverted with Max Mermelstein, who escaped prosecution by informing on the Cartel and who ended up living in witness protection under an assumed name until his eventual death from liver, lung, and bone cancer in 2008. Played straight in the second film with Cosby.

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* KarmaHoudini: Zig zagged Averted for most in the first film. Averted in that at the time of filming, almost all of the criminals featured Roberts & Munday were either dead, in jail or had been arrested soon after Max Mermelstein but were eventually released from jail. Zig zagged prison, with Roberts dying of cancer in 2011. Rivi is still serving a life sentence for his role in three murders. Griselda Blanco, who managed to keep her cocaine business going despite being Blanco was arrested and imprisoned in 1985 (an additional case that was made against her became a subplot in the sequel), but was released from jail and & deported in 2004 and eventually gunned down in Columbia Colombia in 2012. Subverted with Max Mermelstein, who escaped prosecution by informing on the Cartel and who ended up living in witness protection under an assumed name went into WitnessProtection until his eventual death from liver, lung, and bone he died of cancer in 2008. Played straight in the second film with Cosby.



* PragmaticVillainy: Discussed by Roberts as a major difference between Colombian and Italian organised crime - the Colombians would kill someone if they didn't get paid, whereas the Italians felt that it was easier to get their money back from a living person.

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* MightAsWellNotBeInPrisonAtAll: Even though Blanco was arrested in 1985, she still ran her cocaine empire from prison and enjoyed an $50 million annual income.
* PragmaticVillainy: Discussed by Roberts as a major difference between Colombian and Italian organised crime - the Colombians would kill someone if they didn't get paid, whereas the Italians felt that it was easier figured a dead man wouldn't be able to get their money back from a living person.pay them back.
* ProfessionalKiller: Also Rivi.



* WitnessProtection: Max Mermelstein (see KarmaHoudini).

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* WitnessProtection: Max Mermelstein (see KarmaHoudini).entered the program after testifying against the others and the Cartel.




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* YourCheatingHeart: Cosby cheats on Blanco with a white woman and ends up getting shot at as a "warning".
26th Mar '14 4:30:44 AM Shorty
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* EvenEvilHasStandards: In the first film, Rivi and his men have just carried out a hit on a man who failed to pay Blanco when Rivi learns that Blanco had promised his men a bonus for [[KickTheDog killing the wife and kids as well]]. Despite his men having already shot the wife, Rivi ''orders his own men out of the house at gunpoint'' to stop them from killing the children. Additionally, the accidental death of a rival dealer's son during a drive-by shooting appears to be one of the few killings for which Rivi shows any apparent regret.

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* EvenEvilHasStandards: In the first film, Rivi and his men have had just successfully carried out a hit on a man who failed to pay Blanco when Rivi learns that Blanco had promised his men a bonus for [[KickTheDog killing the wife and kids as well]]. Despite Even though his men having had already shot the wife, Rivi ''orders ''ordered his own men out of the house at gunpoint'' to stop them from killing the children. Additionally, the accidental death of a rival dealer's son during a drive-by shooting appears to be is one of the few only killings for which Rivi shows any apparent regret.



* KarmaHoudini: Zig zagged in the first film. Averted in that at the time of filming, almost all of the criminals were either dead, in jail or out of jail. Doubly subverted with Griselda Blanco who managed to keep her cocaine business going despite being arrested in 1985. Deconstructed with Max Mermelstein, who escaped prosecution only to end up in WitnessProtection with a price on his head. Played straight in the second film with Cosby.
** However, Griselda's was recently murdered in Colombia.

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* KarmaHoudini: Zig zagged in the first film. Averted in that at the time of filming, almost all of the criminals featured were either dead, in jail or out of had been released from jail. Doubly subverted Zig zagged with Griselda Blanco Blanco, who managed to keep her cocaine business going despite being arrested in 1985. Deconstructed 1985 (an additional case that was made against her became a subplot in the sequel), was released from jail and deported in 2004 and eventually gunned down in Columbia in 2012. Subverted with Max Mermelstein, who escaped prosecution only to end by informing on the Cartel and who ended up living in WitnessProtection with a price on witness protection under an assumed name until his head. eventual death from liver, lung, and bone cancer in 2008. Played straight in the second film with Cosby.
** However, Griselda's was recently murdered in Colombia.
Cosby.



* PragmaticVillainy: Roberts describes this as a major difference between Colombian and Italian organised crime - the Colombians would kill someone if they didn't get paid, whereas the Italians felt that it was easier to get their money back from a living person.

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* PragmaticVillainy: Discussed by Roberts describes this as a major difference between Colombian and Italian organised crime - the Colombians would kill someone if they didn't get paid, whereas the Italians felt that it was easier to get their money back from a living person.



* [[VillainProtagonist Villain Protagonists]]: Roberts, Munday and Rivi.
* WitnessProtection: Max Mermelstein.
* WouldntHurtAChild: Rivi cites this when refusing to let his men kill a target's children.

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* [[VillainProtagonist Villain Protagonists]]: Roberts, Munday and Rivi.
Rivi in the first film. Cosby in the sequel.
* WitnessProtection: Max Mermelstein.
Mermelstein (see KarmaHoudini).
* WouldntHurtAChild: Rivi cites this when refusing to let his men kill a target's children.
8th Feb '14 7:44:51 AM erforce
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* RecycledTheSeries: A TV series loosely based on the first film has been is [[http://www.slashfilm.com/michelle-ashford-write-hbo-drama-cocaine-cowboys-produced-jerry-bruckheimer-michael-bay/ currently in development for HBO]] with JerryBruckheimer and Creator/MichaelBay producing and a pilot script from [[ThePacific Pacific]] writer Michelle Ashford. A film based on the documentary is also in development with [[ThreeKings David O. Russell]] as the current director.

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* RecycledTheSeries: A TV series loosely based on the first film has been is [[http://www.slashfilm.com/michelle-ashford-write-hbo-drama-cocaine-cowboys-produced-jerry-bruckheimer-michael-bay/ currently in development for HBO]] with JerryBruckheimer and Creator/MichaelBay producing and a pilot script from [[ThePacific Pacific]] writer Michelle Ashford. A film based on the documentary is also in development with [[ThreeKings [[Film/ThreeKings David O. Russell]] as the current director.
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