Cocaine Cowboys: The Kings of Miami

Cocaine Cowboys: The Kings of Miami

Cocaine Cowboys: The Kings of Miami

Six-part saga telling the beyond-belief true story of how two high school dropouts became the most powerful drug kingpins in Miami. From Billy Corben, director of the 2006 documentary Cocaine Cowboys.

The South Florida traffickers were indicted in one of the largest drug cases in US history. Alleged to be the chief US distributors for two of Colombia’s biggest cartels, Cuban exiles Augusto “Willy” Falcon and Salvador “Sal” Magluta were accused of smuggling over 75 tons of cocaine into the US in the 1980s. The high school friends built a reputed $2 billion empire that made Willy and Sal, aka “Los Muchachos,” two of Miami’s biggest celebrities.

While law enforcement plotted their takedown, the world champion powerboat racers managed to skillfully outrun and outmaneuver prosecution for decades before the chase finally came to an end. 

2021USANetflix
Documentary
Creator:
Billy Corben

Streaming (1 Provider)

EPISODE 1.1
4 August 2021

Willy & Sal

In the 1970s and '80s, friends Willy Falcon and Sal Magluta leave humble beginnings behind as they allegedly ascend to the top of Miami's drug trade.

EPISODE 1.2
4 August 2021

75 Tons

As the authorities close in, the "Cowboys" are left with three options: flee, flip or face the music. But Willy and Sal won't go down so easily.

EPISODE 1.3
4 August 2021

Mountain of Evidence

As their high-profile trial begins, Willy and Sal attempt to neutralize witnesses against them in a variety of ways — some legal, others not so much.

EPISODE 1.4
4 August 2021

Only in Miami

In the wake of a stunning verdict, questions arise about the jury's credibility, and one juror in particular soon adopts a very creative legal defense.

EPISODE 1.5
4 August 2021

Femme Fatale

Sal takes uncharacteristically desperate measures in the face of new federal charges, an unearthed paper trail and increasing pressure on a confidant.

EPISODE 1.6
4 August 2021

Adios, Muchachos

As Sal has his day in court — again — Willy decides to go his own way. After two decades, can the government finally make the charges stick?

Cocaine Cowboys: The Kings of Miami / Reviews

RogerEbert.com

RogerEbert.com

Corben lets the people involved tell their stories, and he gets amazing ones from all sides of this incredible tale...

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