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An exploration of the United States of America's war on drugs from multiple perspectives. For the new head of the Office of National Drug Control Policy, the war becomes personal when he discovers his well-educated daughter is abusing cocaine within their comfortable suburban home. In Mexico, a flawed, but noble policeman agrees to testify against a powerful general in league with a cartel, and in San Diego, a drug kingpin's sheltered trophy wife must learn her husband's ruthless business after he is arrested, endangering her luxurious lifestyle.

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  1. Simon Moore


  2. Stephen Gaghan


  3. Steven Soderbergh


Top Billed Cast

  1. Michael Douglas

    Michael Douglas

    Robert Wakefield

  2. Benicio del Toro

    Benicio del Toro

    Javier Rodriguez

  3. Jacob Vargas

    Jacob Vargas

    Manolo Sanchez

  4. Tomás Milián

    Tomás Milián

    Gen. Arturo Salazar

  5. Russell G. Jones

    Russell G. Jones


  6. Michael O'Neill

    Michael O'Neill

    Lawery Rodman

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 2h 28m

Budget $48,000,000.00

Revenue $207,515,725.00

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Release Information

  • December 27, 2000
    R, Theatrical



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