"The True Story Of Killing Pablo", History Channel

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  1. RegBarc

    RegBarc Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  2. MikeMar

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    I started watching at 3:30 (not repeating anytime soon it looks like :() and stopped at 4:30 but recording, so will finish sometime.

    The book Killing Pablo was AWESOME! So had to go over to this when I saw it was on.
     
  3. scandia101

    scandia101 Just the facts ma'am

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    Is this new or is it likely the same thing I watched a few years ago?
     
  4. marksman

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    Yeah Vinnie Chase is going to be in it!

    I want to see this special. I find his to be an interesting if sometimes grotesque story. Too bad it is not re-airing any time soon.
     
  5. MikeMar

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    Probably - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0365866/ if that's the one
     
  6. scandia101

    scandia101 Just the facts ma'am

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    2002, then it's gotta be what I watched a few years ago.

    I was pretty much fascinated by the whole story. All that stuff was happening in my lifetime and I was completely oblivious to it. I couldn't have even told you if Escobar was living or dead if you had asked me before I saw this program.
     
  7. jschuur

    jschuur TV-holic, improving

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    I heard it tanked in Cannes, and Weingard has some major retooling to do, which is why it won't be out until 2009.
     

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