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American Sicario

American Sicario

Action/Adventure | English | 90 minutes

Company

VMI Worldwide


Cast & Crew

Director

Raja Collins

Cast

Danny Trejo, Philippe Haddad, Maurice Compte, Maya Stojan, Jaylen Moore, Cali Morales


Synopsis

Edgar Valdez Villarreal, also known as La Barbie ("The Barbie"), is a Mexican- American former drug lord and formerly a high-ranking lieutenant of the now disbanded Beltrán Leyva Cartel. Valdez is currently serving a 49 year prison sentence at USP Coleman II in Florida.Valdez worked for several years as a cartel lieutenant along side nephew Fernando Valdez, before rising to a leadership position in an enforcement squad called Los Negros. Following the death of cartel boss Arturo Beltrán Leyva in late 2009, Valdez fought a bloody and protracted gang war for control of the cartel resulting in over 150 deaths. He employed techniques such as videotaped torture and decapitation. On August 30, 2010, he was arrested by Mexican Federal Police at a rural house near Mexico City. His gang, known as Los Negros, collapsed by 2011. He is serving a 49-year sentence at USP Coleman II, a high-security US federal prison in Florida. He was the first and only American Sicario.


Completion Year

2021


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