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Cocaine Cowboys (1979)

Dustin (Tom Sullivan) is the leader of a rock band on the brink of super-stardom. Until now they have juggled their music career with cocaine smuggling. The musicians, and their manager Raf... See full summary »

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Ulli Lommel

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Ulli Lommel (screenplay), Spencer Compton (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jack Palance ... Raphael
Tom Sullivan Tom Sullivan ... Dustin
Andy Warhol ... Himself
Suzanna Love ... Lucy
Pete Huckabee Pete Huckabee ... Dean
Richard Young ... Terry
Tony Munafo Tony Munafo ... Phil (as Tony Manufo)
Richard Bassett Richard Bassett ... Herman (as Richard Basset)
Tzi Ma ... Jimmy Lee
Chuck Blackwell Chuck Blackwell
Ron Morgan Ron Morgan
Chuck Hasley Chuck Hasley
Winnie Hollman Winnie Hollman
Esther Oldham-Farfan Esther Oldham-Farfan ... (as Esther Oldham)
Jan Sullivan Jan Sullivan
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Dustin (Tom Sullivan) is the leader of a rock band on the brink of super-stardom. Until now they have juggled their music career with cocaine smuggling. The musicians, and their manager Raf (Jack Palance), wish to sever ties with organized-crime, leave the drug world behind and concentrate on music. However they are coerced into doing one last job for the Mob. They lose the $2 million of cocaine, and find themselves marked men unless they can fulfill their obligations. Written by INFOFREAKO

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It'll Blow You Away! See more »

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Crime | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 June 1980 (Colombia) See more »

Also Known As:

Cocaína Cowboys See more »

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Mono

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Color
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Trivia

Although released before Blank Generation (1980), Cocaine Cowboys (1979) was filmed after that film was completed. See more »

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Edited into Ulli Lommel's Zodiac Killer (2005) See more »

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Ulli Lommel: Genius of the Screenplay
5 January 2006 | by bridececilySee all my reviews

Genius. Moron. Is there a difference? This movie is a hideous waste of celluloid - or any other medium, for that matter. The story was not well thought out at all, as Lommel has admitted. Lommel claimed that this was a legitimate film and not a cover for a cocaine smuggling operation. After watching it, I think anyone would wonder if that could possibly have been the case. I think that any B-movie director who has ever walked up to someone and said, "I have an idea for a film, the story and script are contained in my hand-held cassette recorder and we should start filming next weekend at Andy Warhol's house," should be shot...and not with a camera.


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