Watch Cocaine Cowboys Thursday May 3rd on CNBC at 9PM and Midnight

Thursday, May 3, 2012 at 9PM and Midnight ET on CNBC
CNBC goes the doc route with “Cocaine Cowboys,” Billy Corben’s entertaining 2006 nonfiction feature about the rise of cocaine in Miami in the ’70s and ’80s and explosion of crime that came with it. The film features interviews with both those involved in law enforcement and those tied into the drug trade, looked at the advanced ways in which narcotics were brought into the country and distributed, indirectly boosting the local economy. “Cocaine Cowboys” features a score by “Miami Vice” theme composer Jan Hammer, and contains a great section on the terrifying Colombian drug lord Griselda Blanco, and if it takes a little too much glee in its accounts of vice and violence, it’s nevertheless a great time.