Sorry to break the news to you friends but Scarface is a fictional character! But there once was a true life Miami cocaine scene, ran by some cold-blooded killers. Cocaine Cowboys, is one of the best drug documentaries I have ever seen, with detailed drug-running methods, assassination techniques, and lifestyles that even Tony Montana would find excessive.
The cocaine trade of the 70s and 80s had an indelible impact on contemporary Miami. Smugglers and distributors forever changed a once sleepy retirement community into one of the worlds most glamorous hot spots, the epicenter of a $20 billion annual business fed by Colombias Medellin cartel. By the early 80s, Miamis tripled homicide rate had made it the murder capital of the country, for which a Time cover story dubbed the city Paradise Lost.