Category:Films about cocaine
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1. American Drug War: The Last White Hope – American Drug War, The Last White Hope is a 2007 documentary film by writer/director Kevin Booth about the War on Drugs in the United States. The film states the War on Drugs has become one of the longest and most costly wars in American history, texas filmmaker Kevin Booth sets out to prove his claim that the Drug War has failed. There is also extensive treatment of CIA and Contras cocaine trafficking in the US, san Jose Mercury News journalist Gary Webb exposes the connection between the arrest of Freeway Rick Ross and his cocaine source who was employed with the CIA. 2007 Artivist Film Festival, Best Feature, Intl, shown on Australias Foxtel Crime & Investigation Network. On an April 2008 episode of HBOs Real Time with Bill Maher, actor Esai Morales brought up the documentary, Morales comments became the focus of a Pinheads and Patriots segment on Bill OReillys Fox News Channel television program
2. Bad Lieutenant – Bad Lieutenant is a 1992 American neo-noir crime drama film directed by Abel Ferrara. The film stars Harvey Keitel as the bad lieutenant. The screenplay was co-written by Ferrara with actor-writer Paul Calderón and actress-model Zoë Lund, the film was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 1992 Cannes Film Festival. After dropping off his two sons at Catholic school, an NYPD Lieutenant takes a few bumps of cocaine. At an apartment, the Lieutenant gets drunk and engages in a threesome with two women, meanwhile, a nun is raped inside a church by two young hoodlums. The next morning, the Lieutenant learns that he has lost a bet on a National League Championship Series game between the New York Mets and the Los Angeles Dodgers and he tries to win back his money by doubling his wager on the Dodgers in the next game. At another crime scene, the Lieutenant rifles through the car, however, he is too impaired to secure the drugs, and they fall out onto the street in front of his colleagues. The Lieutenant tries to play it off by instructing them to enter the drugs into evidence, at the hospital, the Lieutenant spies on the nuns examination, and learns that she was penetrated with a crucifix. Later that evening, he pulls over two teenage girls who are using their fathers car without his knowledge to go to a club. As they have no driving license, the Lieutenant tells one of the girls to bend over and pull up her skirt, the following day, he listens in on the nuns deposition, where she says she knows who assaulted her but will not identify them. While drinking in his car, the Lieutenant listens to the moments of the Dodgers game. Despite being unable to pay the $30,000 wager, he doubles his bet for the next game, the Lieutenant drinks in a bar when the Dodgers lose again. After scoring cocaine in a nightclub, he tries to double his bet yet again and his friend refuses to make the wager, insisting that the bookie would kill him. Continuing his drug use, the Lieutenant picks up his $30,000 share from the drug dealer and he then visits a woman and does heroin with her. At the church, he tells the nun that he kill her attackers. In the resulting emotional breakdown, the Lieutenant sees the crucified Christ and tearfully curses him before begging forgiveness for his crimes and sins. The figure is revealed to be a holding a gold chalice. The Lieutenant tracks down the two rapists with the help of the woman, to a nearby crack den in Spanish Harlem and he holds them at gunpoint and smokes crack with them as the Mets win the pennant
3. Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans – The film takes its title from Abel Ferraras 1992 film Bad Lieutenant, however, according to Herzog, the film is neither a sequel nor a remake, but instead a re-imagining. Both Bad Lieutenant films were produced by Edward R. Pressman, the film premiered on September 9,2009 at the 66th Venice International Film Festival where it won the Christopher D. Smithers Foundation Special Award for Herzog. It opened in general release in the United States on November 20,2009, Terence McDonagh is a New Orleans Police Sergeant. While cleaning out a locker after Hurricane Katrina, he notices that a prisoner may not have been transferred, when he finds the prisoner about to drown, he mocks him before eventually jumping in the water to save him. He is promoted to lieutenant and given a medal for his work, as a result, he is prescribed Vicodin which he will most likely need to take for the rest of his life to manage the pain. Six months later, McDonagh is now not only addicted to painkillers and he has convinced a person that works in the police department to bring him drugs sent to the evidence room. His girlfriend Frankie Donnenfeld, a prostitute, also does cocaine, over the course of the film, he uses his position as an officer to bully people and steal more drugs. McDonagh has been assigned to investigate a murder scene, where five illegal immigrants from Senegal were executed, the gang leader Big Fate has two associates, Midget and G. They are both arrested, leading to Big Fate willingly coming to the station with his lawyer. As they try to get evidence to convict Big Fate, McDonagh goes back to a hotel room where he finds Frankie beaten by one of her clients. McDonagh threatens Justin and takes $10,000 from him, later on, the auditory witness of the murder scene goes missing. McDonagh finds the grandmother, who works at a nursing home. The old woman has sent him to stay with her family in England, in addition to dealing with the murder investigation, McDonagh gets in trouble with his bookie Ned for not paying his debts. What little money McDonagh has is given to a gangster who works for Justin, the gangster now requests five times the amount stolen from Justin, $50,000, as compensation, and gives McDonagh two days to get it. As a result of his treatment of the old woman, McDonagh is on modified duty, now angry, McDonagh goes to Big Fate and they become partners, with McDonagh supplying Big Fate with police information. McDonagh now has money to pay off his debts to his bookie. During a celebration of the partnership between McDonagh and Big Fate, the gangster shows up, demanding his money. McDonagh offers him a cut worth more than $50,000 from a bag filled with pure heroin, Big Fate and his crew end up killing the gangsters
4. Blow (film) – Blow is a 2001 American biographical crime film about the American cocaine smuggler George Jung, directed by Ted Demme. David McKenna and Nick Cassavetes adapted Bruce Porters 1993 book Blow, How a Small Town Boy Made $100 Million with the Medellín Cocaine Cartel and it is based on the real-life stories of George Jung, Pablo Escobar, Carlos Lehder Rivas, and the Medellín Cartel. The films title comes from a term for cocaine. Blow was the theatrical film directed by Demme to be released in his lifetime. The film opens to a young George Jung and his parents Fred and Ermine of Weymouth, when George is ten years old, Fred files for bankruptcy and loses everything, but tries to make George realize that money is not important. As an adult, George moves to Los Angeles with his friend Tuna, they meet Barbara, a stewardess, who introduces them to Derek Foreal. With Dereks help, George and Tuna make a lot of money, kevin Dulli, a college student back in Boston, visits them and tells them of the enormous market—and demand—for pot in Boston. With Barbaras help, they start bringing the drugs to Boston, as the demand grows, they decide to start buying the drugs directly from Mexico with the help of Santiago Sanchez, a Mexican drug lord. But two years later, George is caught in Chicago trying to import 660 pounds of marijuana and is sentenced to two years. After unsuccessfully trying to plead his innocence, George skips bail to take care of Barbara, who is suffering from and her death marks the disbanding of the group of friends, even his friend, Tuna, flees their vacation home in Mexico and is never seen again. While hiding from the authorities, George visits his parents back in New England, while he is having a heart-to-heart talk with his father, Georges mother calls the police, who come and arrest him. George is now sentenced to 26 months in a prison in Danbury. His cellmate Diego Delgado has contacts in the Medellín cocaine cartel, upon his release from prison, George violates his parole conditions and heads down to Cartagena, Colombia to meet up with Diego. They meet with cartel officer Cesar Rosa to negotiate the terms for smuggling 15 kilograms to establish good faith, as the smuggling operation grows, Diego gets arrested, leaving George to find a way to sell 50 kg and get the money in time. George reconnects with Derek in California, and the two successfully sell all 50 kg in 36 hours, amassing a $1.35 million profit. George is then whisked off to Medellín, Colombia, where he meets the groups leader, Pablo Escobar. With the help of main middleman Derek, the pair becomes Escobars top US importer, at Diegos wedding, George meets Cesars fiancée Mirtha and marries her. However, Diego resents George for keeping Dereks identity secret and pressures George to reveal his connection, George eventually discovers that Diego has betrayed him by cutting him out of the connection with Derek
5. Cocaine Cowboys – Cocaine Cowboys is a 2006 documentary film directed by Billy Corben, and produced by Alfred Spellman and Billy Corben through their Miami-based media studio Rakontur. The film explores the rise of cocaine and the Miami Drug War, the producers of Cocaine Cowboys use interviews with law enforcers, journalists, lawyers, former drug smugglers, and gang members to provide a first-hand perspective of the Miami drug war. The film reveals that in the 1960s and early 1970s, marijuana was the primary import drug into the region, Drug importers reveal several of the different methods used to import the drug into Florida. The primary methods of transport were aircraft or boats, the drug importers also reveal the complexity of their importation methods. The distribution networks were also highly elaborate, and many people were involved locally and nationally in the consumption of the imported cocaine, importers reveal that condominiums were purchased near particular ocean waterways to provide a monitoring post for U. S. The film reveals that much of the growth which took place in Miami during this period was a benefit of the drug trade. As members of the trade made immense amounts of money. Consequently, drug money indirectly financed the construction of many of the modern buildings in southern Florida. Later, when law enforcement pressure drove many major players out of the picture, also documented in the film is the gangland violence associated with the trade. The interviewees in the film argue that Griselda Blanco, a crime family matriarch, played a major role in the history of the drug trade in Miami. It was the lawless and corrupt atmosphere, primarily from Blancos operations, the film premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in April 2006, and distribution rights to the film in English speaking territories were licensed to Magnolia Pictures. The film opened in U. S. theaters with a release on October 27,2006. Czech-American musician Jan Hammer of Miami Vice fame composed and performed the original score. The film began appearing on Showtime on December 7,2007, a revised and extended version of the film, titled Cocaine Cowboys, Reloaded, was released on DVD in April 2014 and is available on Netflix streaming. Cocaine Cowboys 2 Mariel boatlift Barry Seal War on drugs Catsoulis, kelly, James, Diederich, Bernard & McWhirter, William. CS1 maint, Uses authors parameter Alternative link Kirk, Malcolm, Miami Americas Casablanca – Israels War at Home Confronting a New Arab Challenge. Big Story, Big Screen, Two Miami Documentary Flimmakers Capture a Time and Place in Cocaine Cowboys
6. Cocaine Wars – Cocaine Wars is a 1985 Argentine-American action drama film directed by Héctor Olivera and starring John Schneider, Federico Luppi, Rodolfo Ranni and Royal Dano. It was written by Olivera, Steven M. Krauzer and David Viñas, the associate producer of the film was Fernando Ayala. It premiered in Argentina on August 1,1985, Cocaine Wars is one of the nine films that Roger Corman produced in Argentina during the 1980s. Miami DEA undercover agent Cliff Adams goes to a country in South America to work for Gonzalo Reyes. The assignment becomes personal after the kingpin behind the drug ring murders Cliffs partner, Adams own life is eventually jeopardized after he refuses to perform a hit for the drug lord. Cliff decides to strike back before its too late, Cocaine Wars at the Internet Movie Database Cocaine Wars at Rotten Tomatoes Cocaine Wars at AllMovie
7. The Counselor – The Counselor is a 2013 British-American thriller film directed by Ridley Scott and written by Cormac McCarthy. The film deals with primal human concerns like greed, mortality, love, the Counselor was chosen as the closing film at the 2013 Morelia Film Festival and also played the Cork Film Festival. The London premiere was held on October 3,2013 in Leicester Square, the New York City premiere was held on October 9,2013. The film was released on October 25,2013. It is dedicated to Scotts brother, Tony, who died in 2012, a high-level cartel lawyer and his girlfriend Laura are talking sexily in bed. Meanwhile, somewhere in Mexico, cocaine is packaged in barrels and concealed in a truck, driven across the border. After the Counselor goes to Amsterdam to meet with a dealer to purchase an engagement ring for Laura, he proposes. The Counselor meets with Westray, an associate of Reiners. He hears of the deals four-thousand percent return rate, but Westray warns the Counselor about becoming involved, the Counselor remains outwardly confident and unconcerned. Malkina gains knowledge of the deal through her access to Reiner, Reiner describes an execution device called the bolito which gradually strangles and decapitates the victim. Reiner also tells the Counselor how disturbed and oddly aroused he was from an incident where he witnessed Malkina masturbate with his Ferrari Californias windshield, the Counselor visits a client, a prison inmate named Ruth who is on trial for murder. Ruths son is a biker and a cartel member known as the Green Hornet. The Counselor agrees to him out of jail. Malkina senses an opportunity to undermine the Counselors upcoming deal and to profit for herself and she employs the Wireman to steal the drugs. He decapitates the biker, Ruths recently released son, with a wire stretched across the highway, then the Wireman steals the truck containing the cocaine. Learning of the theft, Westray meets with the Counselor to notify him that the biker is dead, Westray says he is leaving town immediately and suggests the Counselor do the same. Westray explains that the cartels ruthlessness extends to creating snuff films where murder victims are filmed having necrophilia performed on them on camera, the Counselor makes an urgent call to Laura, arranging to meet her in another state, where he will explain. The cartel has learned that the Counselor bailed out the Green Hornet, in Texas, two cartel members pretending to be police officers pull over the Wireman and his accomplice, killing both and also gunning down an innocent driver who comes upon the scene
8. Death Wish 4: The Crackdown – Death Wish 4, The Crackdown is an American 1987 action crime film, and the fourth installment in the Death Wish film series. The film was directed by J. Lee Thompson, and features Charles Bronson, in the film, Kersey is once again forced to become a vigilante after his girlfriends daughter dies of a drug overdose. He is recruited by tabloid owner Nathan White to take down various crime figures of the Los Angeles drug trade, Michael Winner, who directed the first three films in the series, was replaced by J. Lee Thompson. Death Wish 4, The Crackdown had a lower budget. It was released in North America on November 6,1987, the Bollywood film Mohra is an unofficial remake of the film. The movie marks the collaboration between Bronson and director J. Lee Thompson. JoJo offers her crack cocaine, and Erica dies from an overdose, having seen Erica accept a cigarette from Randy while in his car the previous night, Paul suspects Randy was involved with Ericas death, so he follows him to the arcade. Randy confronts JoJo and threatens to go to the police, JoJo murders Randy to prevent this. Paul promptly shoots JoJo, who falls onto the roof of the ride and is fatally electrocuted. At home, Paul receives a call from secretive tabloid publisher Nathan White, Nathan says that because his daughter became addicted to drugs and eventually died of an overdose, he wants to hire Paul to wipe out the drug trade in LA. There are two major gangs competing for the drug supply, one led by Ed Zacharias, the other by brothers Jack. Kersey accepts and Nathan supplies him weapons and information. LA detectives Sid Reiner and Phil Nozaki investigate the arcade deaths, after bugging a phone, he witnesses Zacharias murder a colleague who has stolen a big deal of cocaine from the cartels South American connection. Zacharias discovers and captures Paul and orders him to carry out the dead body. A hired hitman, Al Arroyo, helps Paul hide the corpse in the trunk of a car, Paul kills Arroyo with the cars trunk cover in self-defense. Paul proceeds to kill three of Ed Zachariass favored hitmen at a restaurant with a bomb concealed in a wine bottle and he kills drug dealer Max Green, leader of Romeros street dealers, disguised as a sex video trader. He confronts the Romeross top hitman Frank Bauggs in order to find out more about their cartel, a few days later, Nathan instructs Paul to go to San Pedro, Los Angeles, where a local fisherman wharf acts as a front for Zachariass drug operations. Breaking in, Paul kills eight more criminals and blows up the processing room with a bomb
9. Jackie Brown – Jackie Brown is a 1997 American crime thriller film written and directed by Quentin Tarantino. The film, Tarantinos third feature-length production, is an adaptation of Elmore Leonards 1992 novel Rum Punch and it is the first film that Tarantino has adapted from a previous work, and stars Pam Grier in the title role. The film pays homage to 1970s blaxploitation films, particularly the films Coffy and Foxy Brown, the films supporting cast includes Robert Forster, Robert De Niro, Samuel L. Jackson, Bridget Fonda, and Michael Keaton. It was Tarantinos third film following Reservoir Dogs and Pulp Fiction, Grier and Forster were both veteran actors but neither had performed a leading role in many years. Jackie Brown revitalized both actors careers, the film garnered Forster an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor and Golden Globe Award nominations for Jackson and Grier. Jackie Brown is an attendant for a small Mexican airline. Ordell learns that another of his couriers, Beaumont Livingston, has been arrested, assuming that Livingston will become an informant in order to avoid jail time, Ordell arranges for bail with bondsman Max Cherry, then coaxes Livingston into a car trunk and murders him. Initially refusing to cut a deal, she is sent to jail which alerts Ordell that she also be a threat to inform. Having received payment from Ordell, Max picks up Jackie from the jail, Ordell arrives at Jackies house intending to murder her but she surprises him by pulling a gun surreptitiously taken from the glove compartment of Maxs car. Jackie negotiates a deal with Ordell to pretend to help the authorities while smuggling in $550,000 of Ordells money, enough to allow him to retire. To carry out this plan, Ordell is counting on Melanie Ralston, an unambitious, stoned surfer girl with whom he lives, and Louis Gara, a friend and former cellmate. Unaware of Jackie and Ordells plan to smuggle in $550,000, Nicolette, unbeknownst to all, Jackie plans to double-cross everyone and keep $500,000 for herself. She recruits Max to assist with her plan and offers him a cut, in the Del Amo Mall on the day of the transfer, Jackie enters a dressing room to try on a new suit. Instead, the bag she gives Melanie contains only $50,000, Jackie then feigns despair as she calls Nicolette and Dargus out from hiding, claiming Melanie took all the money and ran. In the parking lot, Melanie mocks Louis until he loses his temper, Ordell is livid when he discovers that most of the money is gone, and he realizes that Jackie is to blame. When Louis mentions that during the hand-off he saw Max Cherry in the stores department and thought nothing of it, Ordell kills Louis. Ordell turns his anger toward Max, who informs him that Jackie is frightened for her life and is waiting in Maxs office to hand over the money, a menacing Ordell holds Max at gunpoint as they enter the darkened office. Jackie suddenly yells that Ordell has a gun, and Nicolette jumps from a hiding place and shoots him dead
10. Kill the Messenger (2014 film) – Kill the Messenger is a 2014 American crime thriller film directed by Michael Cuesta and written by Peter Landesman. It is based on the book of the name by Nick Schou and the book Dark Alliance by Gary Webb. The film stars Jeremy Renner in his first film as a producer, the film was released on October 10,2014. Based on the story of journalist Gary Webb, the film takes place in the mid-1990s. Webb uncovered the CIAs alleged role in importing crack cocaine into the U. S. to secretly fund the Nicaraguan contra rebels, despite enormous pressure to stay away, Webb chose to pursue the story and went public with his evidence, publishing the series called Dark Alliance. He then experienced a vicious smear campaign fueled by the CIA, during which he found himself defending his integrity, his family, on March 5,2014, Focus Features announced that the film would be released on October 10,2014. Principal photography began on July 16,2013 in several Georgia locations, including Atlanta, Cobb County, nathan Johnson composed the score for the film, and Back Lot Music release a soundtrack album on October 7,2014. Kill the Messenger received a theatrical release on October 10,2014. The film has received positive reviews from critics. On Rotten Tomatoes, the film holds a Certified Fresh rating of 77%, based on 118 reviews, the sites consensus reads, Kill the Messengers potent fury over the tale of its real-life subject overrides its factual inaccuracies and occasional narrative stumbles. This petition was also spurred on after Focus Features failed to attend a screening for the film hosted by the Writers Guild of America in mid-November. The petition picked up a strong momentum through social media, accruing over 2,000 signatures in less than two weeks, the weekend of December 5, Focus Features expanded Kill the Messenger to 19 additional theaters, for a sum of 27 theaters overall. On December 11, Universal Pictures Home Entertainment announced the DVD release date for Kill the Messenger, in early February, Kill the Messenger was leaked online, and was reportedly among the top ten films with the most unauthorized downloads for several weeks
11. Licence to Kill – Licence to Kill is the sixteenth spy film in the James Bond film series by Eon Productions, and the first one not to use the title of an Ian Fleming story. It is the fifth and final consecutive Bond film to be directed by John Glen and it also marks Timothy Daltons second and final performance in the role of James Bond. The story has elements of two Ian Fleming short stories and a novel, interwoven with aspects from Japanese Rōnin tales, originally titled Licence Revoked in line with the plot, the name was changed during post-production because too many people did not know what revoked meant. Budgetary reasons caused Licence to Kill to be the first Bond film shot completely outside the United Kingdom, Broccoli, although he would later act as a consulting producer for GoldenEye before his death. DEA agents collect MI6 agent James Bond and Felix Leiter, on their way to Leiters wedding in Key West, Bond and Leiter capture Sanchez by attaching a hook and cord to Sanchezs plane and pulling it out of the air with a Coast Guard helicopter. Afterwards, Bond and Leiter parachute down to the church in time for the ceremony, Sanchez bribes DEA agent Ed Killifer and escapes. Meanwhile, Sanchezs henchman Dario and his crew ambush Leiter and his wife Della and take Leiter to an aquarium owned by one of Sanchezs accomplices, Sanchez has Leiter lowered into a tank holding a great white. When Bond learns Sanchez has escaped, he returns to Leiters house to find Leiter has been maimed, Bond, with Leiters friend Sharkey, start their own investigation. They discover a marine research centre run by Krest, where Sanchez has hidden cocaine, after Bond kills Killifer using the same shark tank used for Leiter, M meets Bond in Key Wests Hemingway House and orders him to an assignment in Istanbul, Turkey. Bond resigns after turning down the assignment, but M suspends Bond instead, Bond becomes a rogue agent, although he later receives unauthorised assistance from Q. Bond boards Krests ship the Wavekrest and foils Sanchezs latest drug shipment and he discovers that Sharkey has been killed by Sanchezs henchmen. Bond rescues Pam Bouvier, an agent and pilot, from Dario at a Bimini bar. He finds his way into Sanchezs employment by posing as an assassin for hire, two Hong Kong Narcotics Bureau officers foil Bonds attempt to assassinate Sanchez and take him to an abandoned warehouse. They are joined by Fallon, an MI6 agent who was sent by M to apprehend Bond, Sanchezs men rescue him and kill the officers, believing them to be the assassins. Later, with the aid of Bouvier, Q, and Sanchezs girlfriend Lupe Lamora, Sanchez kills Krest via a decompression chamber and admits Bond into his inner circle. Sanchez takes Bond to his base, which is disguised as the headquarters of a religious cult, Bond learns that Sanchezs scientists can dissolve cocaine in petrol and then sell it disguised as fuel to Asian drug dealers. The televangelist Professor Joe Butcher serves as middleman, working under Sanchezs business manager Truman-Lodge, during Sanchezs presentation to potential Asian customers, Dario discovers Bond and betrays him to Sanchez. Bond starts a fire in the laboratory, but is captured again, Bouvier arrives and shoots Dario, allowing Bond to pull Dario into the shredder, killing him
12. Pusher (2012 film) – Pusher is a 2012 British crime thriller film directed by Luis Prieto. It is an English-language remake of Nicolas Winding Refns 1996 film of the same name, the film stars Richard Coyle, Agyness Deyn, Bronson Webb, and Paul Kaye. Frank is a cocaine dealer in London, conducting business with his partner Tony. When a former cellmate contacts him for a drug deal, Frank borrows £45,000 of cocaine from Milo. He promises to return to Milo with the money the day, plus £3,000 that he previously owed. In custody, Frank is told by police that Tony has confessed to the deal, Frank quickly finds Tony and beats him savagely with a baseball bat. Frank returns to Milo without the cash or the cocaine and requests time to pay Milo off. Milo demands £55,000 to be paid soon, Frank scrambles to call in old debts and tries to get back in touch with Danaka, a drug mule who is scheduled to return with a half kilo of cocaine. Frank is unsuccessful and becomes increasingly on edge, milos henchman Hakan arrives to help Frank strongarm his debtees, but they have no success. Frank finally gets in touch with Danaka, but discovers that the cocaine pack she brought back is worthless, Frank becomes desperate and robs a high-class drug party, but is still far short of the required sum. Milos patience runs out and Frank is brought back to him, with only a few thousand pounds to his name Frank begs for more time, but Milo begins to torture him instead. Frank manages to escape and returns to Flo, asking her if she wants to run away with him to Spain using the funds he has gathered up. As Frank makes a few final arrangements, Milo calls and says that their feud has become too costly, however, we see that Milo and his henchmen are actually planning to kill Frank when he arrives. Frank brusquely tells Flo that their plans are called off and laughs at the thought of running away together. Heartbroken, Flo steals all of Franks remaining cash and escapes in a taxi, Frank catches up to the taxi and the two stare tearfully at each other through the closed car window as the film ends. Burić also played Milo in the original Pusher, Paul Kaye as Fitz, one of Franks customers Shend as Meten, a nasty piece of work The film was shot in and around Stoke Newington. The films score is provided by British electronic band Orbital, on Rotten Tomatoes, the film received a 50% score, based on 44 critics, with an average rating of 5. 5/10. Metacritic gives the film an average score of 52% based on reviews from 19 critics
13. Scarface (1983 film) – Scarface is a 1983 American crime film directed by Brian De Palma and written by Oliver Stone, a remake of the 1932 film of the same name. The film tells the story of Cuban refugee Tony Montana who arrives in 1980s Miami with nothing, the cast also features Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Steven Bauer, and Michelle Pfeiffer. Scarface was released on December 9,1983 and was a box office success, initial critical reception was mixed, with criticism over excessive violence and profanity and graphic drug usage. Some Cuban expatriates in Miami objected to the portrayal of Cubans as criminals. In the years followed, the film has received reappraisal from critics, considered by some to be one of the best mob films ever made. Screenwriters and directors such as Martin Scorsese have praised the film, which has been referenced extensively in rap music, comic books, and video games. In 1980, Cuban refugee Antonio Tony Montana arrives in Miami, Florida, the four are released from the camp in exchange for assassinating a former Cuban government official at the request of wealthy drug dealer Frank Lopez, and they are given green cards. They become dishwashers in a diner, Franks henchman Omar Suarez gives the group the opportunity to purchase cocaine from Colombian dealers, but the deal collapses. Angel is dismembered with a chainsaw, while Manny and Chi-Chi rescue Tony, suspecting that Omar betrayed them, Tony and Manny insist on personally delivering the recovered drugs and money to Frank. During their meeting, Tony is attracted to Franks girlfriend Elvira Hancock and he and Manny are hired to work for Frank. Months later, Tony visits his mother Georgina and younger sister Gina, disgusted by his life of crime, Georgina throws Tony out. Manny comments on Ginas beauty before being warned by Tony to stay away from her, Frank sends Tony and Omar to Bolivia to meet with cocaine kingpin Alejandro Sosa. Tony negotiates a deal without Franks approval, angering Omar, who leaves to contact Frank, Sosa claims that Omar is a police informant and then has Tony witness as a beaten Omar is hanged from a helicopter. Tony vouches for Franks organization, so Sosa agrees to the deal, back in Miami, Frank is infuriated by Omars demise and the unauthorized deal struck by Tony, prompting Tony to establish his own organization. At a nightclub, corrupt detective Mel Bernstein attempts to extort money from Tony in return for protection and information. Tony angers Frank further by openly pursuing Elvira in the club, Gina is also there, and Tony notices her dancing and being groped by a man. Hit men attempt to assassinate Tony, but he escapes from the club, Tony, Manny, and Chi-Chi go to Franks office, certain that his former boss sent both Bernstein and the assassins. At gunpoint, Frank confesses to his involvement and begs for his life, Tony marries Elvira and becomes the dealer of Sosas supplies
14. The Seven-Per-Cent Solution (film) – The Seven-Per-Cent Solution is a 1976 Universal Studios Sherlock Holmes film, directed by Herbert Ross and written by Nicholas Meyer. It is based on Meyers 1974 novel of the name and stars Nicol Williamson, Robert Duvall, Alan Arkin. Moriarty visits Watson to complain about being harassed by Holmes, Watson enlists the aid of Sherlocks brother, Mycroft, to trick Holmes into traveling to Vienna, where he will be treated by Sigmund Freud. During the course of his treatment, Holmes investigates a case with international implications. Nicol Williamson as Sherlock Holmes Robert Duvall as Dr. Watson Alan Arkin as Dr, the production designer was Ken Adam. Stephen Sondheim wrote a song for the movie that was recorded as I Never Do Anything Twice on the Side By Side By Sondheim cast recording. The Seven-Per-Cent Solution was well received by critics and currently holds an 82% Fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes, gene Siskel of the Chicago Tribune ranked it ninth place on his list of the top ten films of 1976. The film received two Oscar nominations for Best Writing and Best Costume Design at the 49th Academy Awards, Factory released the film on Blu-ray on January 22,2013 along with a DVD in the package. Meyer appeared in a 18-minute interview for the Blu-ray release by Shout Factory, Meyer discussed the genesis of the idea and how he took the opportunity to write the novel when the Writers Guild of America went on strike. Meyer revealed that he had fought with Ross because Ross was too faithful to Meyers novel. He believed that the script would not be enough if it was too faithful with the source. He discussed the casting including his push for Alan Arkin as Freud and he shared a story about how he and Ross decided to cast Duvall in revolt against Nigel Bruces portrayal of Watson as a Colonel Blimp type character. Meyer and Ross wanted to try and capture Watsons intelligence that had so far not been portrayed on screen in Holmes movie adaptations
15. Tequila Sunrise (film) – Tequila Sunrise is a 1988 American crime thriller film written and directed by Robert Towne. It stars Mel Gibson, Michelle Pfeiffer and Kurt Russell, with Raúl Juliá, J. T. Walsh, Arliss Howard, Tequila Sunrise was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Cinematography. The films soundtrack spawned the hit single Surrender to Me, performed by Ann Wilson and Robin Zander, Dale Mac McKussic is a former drug dealer trying to go straight. Mac is attracted to stylish restaurant owner Jo Ann Vallenari, Mac has a legitimate business and is raising a son, trying to distance himself from his former drug smuggling ways. But he tries to help his lawyer sell some cocaine, and feels indebted to his old friend Carlos, Jo Ann succumbs to Nicks charms and a love affair begins. Nick genuinely cares for Jo Ann but she becomes angry when Mac accuses Jo Ann of spying on him on Nicks behalf and she accuses Nick of using her to gather information because Mac often eats at her restaurant and hires her to cater his sons birthday party. Nick admits he is investigating Mac and that he approached her because of that. But he truthfully admits that he really has fallen in love with her, Jo Ann ends her relationship with Nick for his initial deception. Maguire and his associates, meanwhile, set a trap for Mac, in time, Jo Ann realizes that Mac is in love with her and that she has fallen for him. Nick figures out that Macs cousin Gregg is an informer for the DEA, Nick also realizes that McGuire has become dangerously obsessed with catching Mac, willing to use any means necessary. Mac and Jo Ann make love at his house, Jo Ann is called to her restaurant on business. Nick meets her there, gives her a pistol for protection and she does not heed Nicks warning and returns to Macs house, where she discovers that Escalante is, in fact, Carlos. Carlos relieves her of Nicks pistol and takes her to his yacht at the marina and he knows that Gregg is the informer and has him killed, leaving his body next to a shipment of gasoline contaminated cocaine. McGuire and Nick find Greggs body and the cocaine at the beach, Nick meets with Mac to warn him that Jo Ann is in danger. Mac pulls a gun on Nick and rushes to the marina, Carlos pressures him to kill Jo Ann because she now knows too much. Mac refuses, threatens Carlos at gunpoint and gets Jo Ann to safety on a speedboat, Mac nevertheless promises Carlos that he will be at the rendezvous site as arranged to conclude their business. Nick explains to McGuire that Escalante is actually Carlos and heads for the marina, Mac arrives first and is double-crossed by Carlos, whereupon a fight ensues between them. As they struggle over the pistol, it discharges into Carloss abdomen, McGuire shows up and begins shooting, first to kill Carlos with a shot to the face, and at Mac as he is raising his hands to surrender