Kingpin (2003) Think of Kingpin as "El Godfather." It's violent. It's chillingly intense. And it's oh-so-addictive. NBC's gripping six-part miniseries (which originally aired in February) centers on…
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Kingpin (2003)

Yancey Arias, Kingpin | A CIGAR IS JUST A CIGAR... Right, Arias?
A CIGAR IS JUST A CIGAR... Right, Arias?

Details Release Date: Jul 22, 2003; DVD Release Date: Jul 22, 2003

Think of Kingpin as ''El Godfather.'' It's violent. It's chillingly intense. And it's oh-so-addictive. NBC's gripping six-part miniseries (which originally aired in February) centers on Mexican-American Miguel Cadena (a masterful Yancey Arias), who takes over his family's drug empire. But considering he's married to a manipulative cokehead (Sheryl Lee), fears his bloodthirsty brother (Bobby Cannavale), and has those DEA agents on his tail, Cadena doesn't need his Stanford degree to see that a drug lord's life is hardly material for a Norman Rockwell painting. EXTRAS The cast interviews are a 20-minute snoozefest. And if trailers are your thing, you won't find ''Kingpin'''s -- only a shameless plug for NBC's ''Law & Order.''

Originally posted Jul 25, 2003 Published in issue #720 Jul 25, 2003 Order article reprints