Seeds of Tragedy (1991)

Genres - Crime, Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Docudrama, Crime Drama  |   Run Time - 100 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Sarah Pillsbury and Midge Sanford, the producing team responsible for the theatrical-movie "sleeper" The River's Edge, were the mentors of the made-for-TV Seeds of Tragedy. Filmed in semi-documentary fashion, the story involves a single cache of cocaine, from creation to consumption. The coca leaves are initially harvested by poor farmers in the Peruvian Andes. The coca moves forward to a small-time Amazon trader; then it is powdered under the supervision of a Colombian gangster, and finally it winds up on the mean streets of LA. Partially filmed in Mexico with a cast of relative unknowns, Seeds of Tragedy was an unusually potent entry in the Fox Network's "Monday Night Movie" series.

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cocaine, Colombian [nationality], drug-smuggler, gangster, Latin-America, Peru, street