Drug Wars: The Camarena Story is a 1998 American biographical crime drama film directed by Billy Bob Thornton and starring Michael Douglas, Ray Liotta, and Andy Garcia. The film is based on the 1985 murder of DEA agent Enrique "Kiki" Camarena, who was investigating the Guadalajara Cartel. The film follows Camarena (Douglas) as he is assigned to Mexico to investigate the cartel. He quickly becomes embroiled in a dangerous game of cat and mouse with the cartel's leader, Miguel Ángel Félix Gallardo (Liotta). Camarena's investigation leads him to uncover a vast network of corruption that reaches into the highest levels of the Mexican government. The film culminates in Camarena's kidnapping and murder by the cartel. His death sparked a major investigation into the cartel and led to the arrest and conviction of many of its members. Drug Wars: The Camarena Story is a gripping and suspenseful film that tells the story of one man's fight against one of the most powerful drug cartels in the world. The film is a reminder of the dangers that law enforcement officers face every day in their fight against drugs.

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Drug Wars: The Camarena Story  (1990)

Drama/Crime · 4h 30m

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Drug Wars: The Camarena Story is a 1998 American biographical crime drama film directed by Billy Bob Thornton and starring Michael Douglas, Ray Liotta, and Andy Garcia. The film is based on the 1985 murder of DEA agent Enrique "Kiki" Camarena, who was investigating the Guadalajara Cartel. The film follows Camarena (Douglas) as he is assigned to Mexico to investigate the cartel. He quickly becomes embroiled in a dangerous game of cat and mouse with the cartel's leader, Miguel Ángel Félix Gallardo (Liotta). Camarena's investigation leads him to uncover a vast network of corruption that reaches into the highest levels of the Mexican government. The film culminates in Camarena's kidnapping and murder by the cartel. His death sparked a major investigation into the cartel and led to the arrest and conviction of many of its members. Drug Wars: The Camarena Story is a gripping and suspenseful film that tells the story of one man's fight against one of the most powerful drug cartels in the world. The film is a reminder of the dangers that law enforcement officers face every day in their fight against drugs.

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Status

Released

Languages

English, Spanish, German

Countries

United States, Spain

Production Company

World International Network
Cast
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Steven Bauer

Enrique 'Kiki' Camarena
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Elizabeth Peña

Mika Camarena
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Miguel Ferrer

Tony Riva
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Benicio Del Toro

Caro Quintero
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Guy Boyd

George Gilliard
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Tony Plana

Pavon Reyes
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Tomas Milian

Florentino Ventura
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Raymond J. Barry

Jack Lawn
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Everett McGill

Bob Rawlings
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Eddie Velez

Ramon Varona
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J. Kenneth Campbell

Stephen Matson
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Andy Romano

Bud Mullen
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Jorge Cervera Jr.

Suarez
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Valentin de Vargas

Valdez (as Val DeVargas)
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Kenny Morrison

Enrique Camarena Jr
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Treat Williams

Ray Carson
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Craig T. Nelson

Harley Steinmetz
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Walter Alamo

Daniel Camarena
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Gary Armagnac

Don Clements
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Frank Avila

Lopez-Razon
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Steven Barr

INS Cop
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Ugo Bianchi

Banker (as Hugo Valentino Bianqui)
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Peggy Blow

Reporter
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Art Bonilla

Federale at Airport (as Arturo Bonilla)
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Bruce V. Caton

Pilot
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Dan Carruthers

Pilot
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Rosalind Chao

Thanh Steinmetz
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Katherine Cortez

Female Reporter #1
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Gregory Cruz

Torres-Lepe (as Gregory Norman Cruz)
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Hector Elias

Interrogator / Verdin
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Roberto Estrada

Musician
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Gary W. Farrell

Pilot A-2
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Fernando Garzón

Seguno Interrogator
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Ramiro González

Muscle Man #2
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Armando Guerrero

Pistolero (as Mando Guerrero)
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Ron Henriquez

Major Sabina
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Aharon Ipalé

Atty. Gen. Ramirez
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Freddie Jin

Sparring Partner
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James Karen

Aide
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Tito Larriva

Himself / Singer
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Laura Leavitt

Pam Matson
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Robert Lesser

Varona's Lawyer
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Frank Lugo

Desk Sgt
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Julio Medina

Benjamin Piza
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Art Moroff

Well Muscled Man #2
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Mike Moroff

El Samy Ramirez
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Isidro Olace

Vendor
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Daniel Zacapa

Abel Reynoso (as Garret Pearson)
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Rudy Prieto

Jalisco Policeman #1
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Jeff Ramsey

Commando #3
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Geoffrey Rivas

Pablo Seguno
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Gilbert Rosales

Commando #2
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Thomas Rosales Jr.

Commando
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Rick Sawaya

Commando #4
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Rick Shuster

Pilot / Helicopter Pilot
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Kenneth A. Simpson

Pilot #3
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Robert Symonds

Judge (as Robert Barry Symonds)
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Rob Sullivan

Jury Foreman
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Adrian Tafoya

Young Man
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John Tayloe

U.S. Attorney
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Mark Thomson

Pilot
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Danny Trejo

Gabriel
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Dirk Vahle

Pilot A-3 #2
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Robert Wethern

Mexican Informant
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Biff Yeager

FBI Forensics Man
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Jim Zubiena

Craig
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Simón Andreu

Portago Diaz
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Tony Fields

Caesar
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Rob E. Angelino

Mexican Informant
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Tom Brokaw

Himself (archive footage)
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Michael Medeiros

CIA
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Jimmy Ortega

Jalisco Policeman #2 (as James Ortega)
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Gil Serna

Reporter #3
Crew
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Brian Gibson

Director
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Elaine Shannon

Writer
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Rose Schacht

Writer
Disc Releases
Disc Title Front Cover

Drug Wars: The Camarena Story

(DVD)

Disc Title Front Cover

Drug Wars: The Camarena Story

(DVD)

4/22/2003

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