True Story of Killing Pablo (2003)

Genres - History  |   Sub-Genres - Biography, Law & Crime, Politics & Government, Social History  |   Run Time - 120 min.  |   Countries - United States   |  
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Synopsis by Hal Erickson

This two-hour cable documentary traces the violent life and death of Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar. Based on the best-seller by Mark Bowden, the film offers a thumbnail sketch of Escobar's rise to power, devoting most of its attention to his bloody 1993 assassination. Among the questions raised: How deeply was the U.S. involved with the vigilantes who wiped Escobar from the face of the earth? Combining archival footage with some rather ripe dramatic re-enactments, The True Story of Killing Pablo was a presentation of The History Channel.



archival-footage, assassination, cocaine, Colombian [nationality], DEA (Drug Enforcement Agency), drug-lord, expose [revelation], life-of-crime, manhunt, re-enactment, vigilante