There has been a sudden rise in the release of several documentaries on streaming platforms. Netflix has kept its pace in that race and has released many series like that. The latest offering from the giant streaming service has arrived and has impressed the audience. The document series titled “Cocaine Cowboys: The Kings of Miami” is based on the stories of the most wanted drug kingpins. Sal Magluta and Willy Falcon made their name in the world of drug dealing and reached among the top of the most wanted list of the United States. The series Cocaine Cowboys features their stories and how they rose in the business and then eventually fell.
However, this is not the first time the story of these two drug kingpins has been taken up. There have been two documentary films before the latest release from 2021. The director of this series Billy Corben also directed the two documentary films before this series. The films were titled “Cocaine Cowboys” and “Cocaine Cowboys 2: Hustling with the Godmother”. The first movie was released in the year 2006, but it only hit a selected number of theatres. However, the movie was a big hit when it premiered on the Showtime cable network in America. After the success of the first movie, the sequel to the first one was released. It hit the theatres in the year 2008 and featured a drug lord named Griselda Blanco.
Cocaine Cowboys Release Date
The documentary from the famous American documentary film director Billy Corben has received a fairly positive response from the audience. Cocaine Cowboys was released on Netflix on 4th August 2021. However, before the release of the series, there were a lot of discussions about the series. Both the audience and critics were skeptical about the release of the series. Questions were being raised about why there is a need to release a series on the same story.
People argued that the previous films had already covered the full story of the drug kingpins, so why was Netflix going to release a documentary on the same topic. However, after going through all the episodes, the viewers have seemed to clear out their doubts. The latest documentary series has given a fascinating dose of entertainment while depicting the stories of the drug kingpins. Also, it has been able to successfully dive deeper into the criminal depictions quite well too.
More About The Documentary Series
The documentary series takes the audience into a detailed look at the rise and fall of drug kingpins in the United States. It shows the series of events that eventually helped law enforcement in solving one of the biggest drug cases in the history of America. Sal Magluta, who was a powerboat racer, came to the United States along with his childhood friend Willy Falcon. Originally from Cuba, the friends started a business of cocaine trafficking into America. The traffickers took their drug dealing business to great heights. Sal and Willy started to make their name in South Florida as they smuggled cocaine onto the shores of the United States.
They were huge and well known by the 1980s and had become one of the most wanted on the list of law enforcement. Soon the enforcement agencies started to make a plan to catch the kingpins and bring them to justice. However, Sal and Willy did not make it easy for them. The agencies made several attempts to catch them, but both of them managed to escape every time. Although, the enforcements finally got a hold of the Miami kingpins and took them in their custody. The drug kingpins have already made a huge business of around two billion dollars by then.
This series features a lot of interviews of the important members involved in that case during the time. It includes interviews of various law enforcement agents who helped in capturing the criminals, the closest allies of the criminals as well their security teams. The series consists of a total of six episodes, and each of the episodes has a runtime of around forty-five minutes. Also, to note that all the episodes of the series have been released altogether.
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