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The Two Escobars

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.

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  1. i was 14 when this happened and i remember crying when they killed him even though im not colombian

  2. brilliant doco.. and u think your life is hard.. much respect to both the fallen Escobars

  3. It takes me back to the defeats, victories, and tragedies that Colombians have faced. Most of us are trying to make the best of our heritage.

  4. Great footballer and an even better humanitarian
    Long live Andres Escobar
    I remembered everything that happened back then
    Great docu…Come on Columbia

  5. An excellent documentary.

  6. Just like I always like to say “A la vie!”

  7. excellent film

  8. Great documentary. This was a random pic to watch – didn’t have any previous knowledge of these events (was only a baby when these events occurred), people, or any particular interest in soccer. This documentary is just so much more than soccer or its two main characters: it is really about humanity.

  9. Great documentary. This was a random pic to watch – didn’t have any previous knowledge of these events (was only a baby when these events occurred), people, or any particular interest in soccer. This documentary is just so much more than soccer or its two main characters: it is really about humanity.

  10. It’s not soccer. It’s football…

  11. that was truly amazing!I had no idea who he was, but that was awesome!!taken too young just like many people are, his words will inspire a nation and help rebuild what some has work to take down!that was absolutely a great film!!!! viva Andres Escobar!!!!!

  12. that was truly amazing!I had no idea who he was, but that was awesome!!taken too young just like many people are, his words will inspire a nation and help rebuild what some has work to take down!that was absolutely a great film!!!! viva Andres Escobar!!!!!

  13. Awesome, amazing stuff, very interesting.

  14. Very good documentary! Andres el grande!!

  15. very nice, the Escobars where hard working people