Real Miami in ‘Cocaine’
Have you seen ‘Scarface’ 35 times? Did you actually like ‘Miami Vice’? If so, you should check out ‘Cocaine Cowboys,’ a new documentary about the cocaine trade in the Miami of the 1970s and ’80s. Even if you aren’t a fan of ultraviolent films, you should see it anyway and get a dose of the real violence that characterizes the development of Miami.
The film gets down to business early, with decades-old footage of shoppers strolling the sidewalks interspersed with ghostly reenactments of faceless coke soldiers mashing Uzi triggers. From there the timeline rewinds to the start of everything