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Friday, March 31st, 2023 9:36 PM

Live Poll: Billy Corben Documentaries

​Miami based Documentary filmmaker ​​Billy Corben​​ has explored various subjects related to sports and drugs or more accurately the Cocaine Cowboys (from they way they dressed and their violent attitudes combined with their chief illegal import) and they caused a reign of terror in South Florida during the 1980s and 1990s.​

​ Which of these documentary movies or TV series by Mr. Corben is most interesting? Or conversely, if you have never seen any of them which most interests you?​

​List: ​​https://www.imdb.com/list/ls569611373/​

Poll: https://www.imdb.com/poll/g9VvLw4PpTw

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@Pencho15​ Added Limelight and 537 Votes. I can't remember why I originally excluded these two titles. Magic City Hustle was already on the list.

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FYC, 

​Billy Corben​​'s documentaries mostly have a regional South Florida slant with a sports or drug focus. The Miami-based filmmaker's long-running series of documentaries about competing illegal drug cartels and their collective combatants, known as the Cocaine Cowboys are his best-known films. The movies delve into all facets of their lives, from how they dressed and their lifestyles, to their violent attitudes and methods and the brutal South Florida turf war that took some 1200+ lives in the 1980s.

Which of these Billy Coben-directed documentary movies or mini-series is the most interesting or, alternatively, if you haven't seen any of them, the one that seems to interest you the most?

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@urbanemovies​ Thanks I've made the changes.

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@themoviesmith​ Fyi, there are errors in your first sentence as written.

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@urbanemovies​ Done.

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@themoviesmith​ I guess there are no rules saying a sentence can't be long, but I think you mean "more specifically", instead of "more accurately". One remaining punctuation error remains too.

Miami-based documentary filmmaker Billy Corben has explored various subjects related to sports and drugs or, more specifically, the Cocaine Cowboys (from the way they dressed and their violent attitudes combined with their chief illegal import) and they caused a reign of terror in South Florida during the 1980s and 1990s.

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@urbanemovies​ Done. Thanks

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Congratulations, @themoviesmith 

Poll Title: Billy Corner Documrntaries

Poll List: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls569611373/

Live Poll: https://www.imdb.com/poll/g9VvLw4PpTw/

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@urbanemovies​ Thank you!

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Billy Corben's documentaries have shed light on fascinating subjects, particularly the intersection of sports and drugs during the tumultuous era of the Cocaine Cowboys in South Florida. His work captures the raw essence of that time, showcasing the gripping stories that unfolded.

As a fan of his documentaries, it's difficult to choose just one as the most interesting. Each film and TV series delves deep into its respective subject matter, providing unique insights and perspectives. From "Cocaine Cowboys" to "The U," and "Broke" to "Screwball," Corben's films have consistently captivated audiences with their gritty storytelling and meticulous research.

If you haven't seen any of Billy Corben's documentaries yet, I highly recommend starting with "Cocaine Cowboys." It offers a thrilling journey into the world of the drug trade and its impact on Miami's history. Once you've experienced the gripping storytelling and compelling narratives in that film, you'll likely be eager to explore his other works.

Billy Corben's documentaries are not only entertaining but also provide valuable glimpses into significant moments in our history. Whether you're a fan of sports, true crime, or simply appreciate well-crafted storytelling, his films are sure to leave a lasting impression. So, grab some popcorn and immerse yourself in the captivating world of Billy Corben's documentaries.

Hats off to Billy Corben I want to make same documentry but on small scale within near future.

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Man, I'm all about that sports and gaming life, and movies too! When it comes to ice hockey, "Miracle" (2004) and "Goon" (2011) are my jam! Those movies capture the intensity and passion of the game, making me feel like I'm right there on the ice. Nothing beats the thrill of watching those underdog stories unfold!

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10 months ago

Billy Corben has also explored subjects related to sports in addition to his work on crime and drugs. One of his notable documentaries related to sports is:

"​The U" (2009): This documentary film explores the rise of the University of Miami's football program in the 1980s and early 1990s. It delves into the team's successes, controversies, and the cultural impact it had on college football during that period. The documentary showcases the team's swagger, brashness, and dominance on the field, making it an engaging watch for sports enthusiasts and fans of college football history.

As a filmmaker, Billy Corben has demonstrated versatility in exploring a range of subjects, including sports and its cultural significance. If you are interested in sports documentaries, "The U" is a recommended watch that highlights the fascinating story of the University of Miami team's rise to prominence.

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