Advertisements This is a fascinating documentary based off of Mark Bowden's book (author of Black Hawk Down). I was just channel surfing today and caught the very beginning and I just couldn't change the channel or get up off the couch. Pablo Escobar was, without question, the most ruthless and violent drug kingpin ever. He was responsible for so much death and destruction in Colombia, it just turned into a total bloodbath. The story of his rise to power, and all-out war with the Colombian government, is fascinating. Seriously recommended for the To Do list. There's also a movie coming out in 2009 about it.