Tag: Cocaine Cowboys

Cocaine Cowboys

Cocaine Cowboys

The cocaine trade of the 70s and 80s had an indelible impact on contemporary Miami. Smugglers and distributors forever changed a once sleepy retirement community into one of the world’s most glamorous hot spots, the epicenter of a $20 billion annual business fed by Colombia’s Medellin cartel. By the early 80s, Miami’s tripled homicide rate had made it the murder capital of the country, for which a Time cover story dubbed the city “Paradise Lost”.

Cocaine Cowboys - A Film By Billy Corben And Alfred Spellman

Billy Corben And Alfred Spellman

Billy Corben, a South Florida native, has worked all over the world as a producer, director, actor and writer for over 20 years. Corben and his producing partner, Alfred Spellman, formed their first production company in 1994 while both were sophomores in high school, and together they made several award-winning shorts.