In the 1980s, ruthless Colombian cocaine barons invaded Miami with a brand of violence unseen in this country since Prohibition-era Chicago. Cocaine Cowboys is the true story of how Miami became the drug, murder and cash capital of the United States. But it isn’t the whole story…
Pulling from hundreds of hours of additional interviews and recently uncovered archival news footage, Cocaine Cowboys has been RELOADED: packed with footage and stories that have never been told about Griselda Blanco, the Medellín Cartel, and Miami’s Cocaine Wars, with firsthand accounts by hitman Jorge ‘Rivi’ Ayala, cocaine trafficker Jon Roberts, smuggler Mickey Munday, and others.
Cocaine Cowboys: Reloaded recreates Miami’s Cocaine Wars like you’ve never experienced it.
DVD Talk: “Even with the longer running time, it’s a really engaging watch…a visually arresting and historically insane time capsule of sorts, a fascinating portrait of a bygone era that would shape a city in ways that continue to affect not only the city itself but the country as a whole.”
Letterboxd: “Director Billy Corben made one of the most entertaining and compelling documentaries of the 2000’s and 10 years later it’s amazing how much material he still has from deleted scenes and alternate takes. A wild ride.”
Upcoming Discs: “Instead of simply layering the new material on top of the original cut, Cocaine Cowboys: Reloaded is a markedly different movie. While the original cut played out like a dishy tabloid tale, Reloaded feels more like a conventional documentary. The best new bits highlight and expand upon the region’s stranger-than-fiction history.”
DorkShelf: Cocaine Cowboys: Reloaded is a surprisingly different cut and a worthy one…What’s most remarkable is how the “talking heads” doc plays with the whiplash pacing, gallows humor, and hard-R details of a fictional gangster epic…It’s a genuine thrill ride