The Two Escobars

  • Release Date: Oct 15, 2010
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Summary: Pablo Escobar was the richest, most powerful drug kingpin in the world, ruling the Medellín Cartel with an iron fist. Andres Escobar was the biggest soccer star in Colombia. The two were not related, but their fates were inextricably-and fatally-intertwined. Pablo's drug money had turned Andres' national team into South American champions, favored to win the 1994 World Cup in Los Angeles. It was there, in a game against the U.S., that Andres committed one of the most shocking mistakes in soccer history, scoring an "own goal" that eliminated his team from the competition and ultimately cost him his life. The Two Escobars is a riveting examination of the intersection of sports, crime, and politics. For Colombians, soccer was far more than a game: their entire national identity rode on the success or failure of their team. Jeff and Michael Zimbalist's fast and furious documentary plays out on an ever-expanding canvas, painting a fascinating portrait of Pablo, Andres, and a country in the grips of a violent, escalating civil war.


Runtime: 100 min
Production: ESPN Films
Genres: Biography, Drama, History, Sport, Mystery, Crime, Documentary
Countries: USA, Colombia
Language: English
Director Credit
Jeff Zimbalist Director
Michael Zimbalist Director
Writer Credit
Jeff Zimbalist Writer
Michael Zimbalist Writer
Nick Sprague Writer
Cast Credit
Alexis García V. Himself
Alirio López Himself
Eduardo Rojo Himself
Fernando Brito Himself
Fernando Rodríguez Mondragón Himself
Francisco Maturana Himself
Jaime Gaviria Gómez Himself
Jhon Jairo Velásquez V. Himself
Juan José Bellini Himself
Leonel Alvarez Himself
Luis Fernando Herrera Himself
Luz María Escobar Herself
María Ester Escobar Herself
Rubén Darío Pinilla C. Himself
Tom Cash Himself
Producer Credit
Bill Simmons Executive Producer
Connor Schell Executive Producer
Daniel Silver Producer
Erin McPherson Associate Producer
Jeff Zimbalist Producer
Joan Lynch Executive Producer
John Dahl Executive Producer
John Skipper Executive Producer
John Walsh Executive Producer
Keith Clinkscales Executive Producer
Michael Tollin Consulting Producer
Michael Zimbalist Producer
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