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Cristian believes his friend is unfairly maligned because of Griselda's vicious criminal history.
"It's quite the Catch-22," Cristian says. "He loves his mother and he is very proud of her being his mom. But don't judge the kid based on his mother's past."
Michael was dressed in a black two-piece suit with a black shirt and shiny black loafers. A pair of black sunglasses topped off the mafioso attire he donned for the January 23, 2008 premiere of Cocaine Cowboys 2: Hustlin' With the Godmother at the Colony Theatre on Lincoln Road in Miami Beach. Cristian, similarly dressed, was by Michael's side. Griselda's scion joined the film's director, Billy Corben, and the star, Charles Cosby, on the red carpet to pose for photos.
Following the first Cocaine Cowboys, fans of the movie wanted to know more about Griselda. Corben and filmmaking partner Alfred Spellman decided to make a sequel that told the story of the bizarre business-minded sexual relationship Cosby cemented with La Madrina when she was serving time in a federal prison 20 miles outside his hometown of Oakland, California. The now-43-year-old had penned a charismatic fan letter to Griselda in 1991, when he was an ambitious crack-cocaine dealer in his early 20s looking to become a true kingpin. Cocaine Cowboys 2 shows how Cosby won the Godmother's heart and eventually earned her wrath. He claims he netted millions of dollars a month selling cocaine he obtained through Griselda, who was still brokering coke deals from behind bars.
Both flicks were produced without cooperation from Griselda or her family members. "We made several attempts to interview Griselda through her lawyer Nathan Diamond," Spellman says. "He declined."
Cosby met the Godmother's son around the time Michael claims he went to live with his first legal guardian. The youngest Blanco heir was residing in Morgan Hill near San Jose. Griselda's pen pal was struck by how much the boy resembled his mom. Indeed, Michael has Griselda's oval face, large nose, cleft chin, and coffee-colored eyes.
Michael would sleep over at Cosby's house in Oakland. "The Godmother definitely appreciated me spending so much quality time with Michael Corleone," Cosby recollects in Cocaine Cowboys 2. "It really scored a lot of points for me in her eyes."
Cosby described his bond with Michael in greater detail in a September 8, 1997 deposition in connection with her homicide charges. The pair would talk about his father and his uncle Paco, a hit man for his mother. Cosby also claimed a 15-year-old Michael gave him a MAC-10 machine gun as a present in 1993.
The street hustler made another startling revelation that he didn't share for the documentary. Under oath, Cosby recalled that before his first meeting with the Godmother, Michael knew Griselda wanted to give him kilos. "On the drive [to the prison], Michael mentioned that Griselda wanted to give us some coke so we could sell it together," Cosby testified. "I asked Michael, 'What do you think about it?' He said, 'I'm ready.'"
Michael's buddy and manager, Cristian, questioned Cosby's statements. "There is no denying the old lady's life was as serious as a heart attack," he asserts. "However, a lot of Cocaine Cowboys was made up for entertainment purposes."
Cristian also denies allegations that Griselda was a teenage prostitute after running away from her abusive mother, and he disputes Cosby's most outlandish claim — that in 1995 Griselda plotted to kidnap John F. Kennedy Jr. as a way to avoid murder charges in Miami. An FBI investigative report released after Kennedy's death in 1999 shows that agents were unable to corroborate the abduction threat.
Even though they had not seen each other in more than a decade, Cosby invited Michael to the sequel's world premiere. "People think there was bad blood between us," Cosby says. "But there is no ill will." Even though he was never 100 percent onboard with the Cocaine Cowboys franchise, Michael accepted the invitation.
"Michael was the white elephant in the theater," Cristian recalls. "Needless to say, he hated the movie. He didn't like that one brother's dead body was pictured onscreen or that his oldest brother is depicted torturing a guy. It was a little bit too much for Michael."
The psychological trauma of growing up with such violence can be devastating to a young child, says Maximillian Wachtel, a criminal forensic psychologist and professor at the University of Denver. "It's likely that he has developed depression or anxiety," Wachtel says. "His emotional trauma is very similar to what Iraq War veterans experience. He could even suffer from posttraumatic stress syndrome."
Wachtel also reasons that Michael's moral compass is probably stunted. "Now, can you imagine growing up knowing people call your mom the Black Widow?"
A few months after the premiere of Cocaine Cowboys 2, Michael sat in a chair on the set of Cristina Saralegui's Spanish-language talk show. Dressed in a khaki sports jacket, black slacks, and a black dress shirt, Michael was there to talk about his mom. In a soft baritone and thick Colombian accent, he spoke about a Griselda Blanco the world doesn't know. "My little old lady is someone who loves people," Michael said. "She has dedicated herself to God. She is a Christian. She lived through hell for the 24 years she was incarcerated."
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All coments that that are critical of the cocaine as being evil. Is wrong because what is evil is the goverental brutall laws imposed on its citizens for using or supplling the product..it has been used for thousand of years...who ate they to tell me what to put or use in my body
To the goverment is a bussiness
I don't think the drug dealers were all that bad. The people paying all that money for drugs are terrible. But there is no way to eradicate the demand for drugs. There will always be a demand and someone has to supply it. If you think the people who supplied it are evil and did it the wrong way, then maybe legalize it and let the government do it in an orderly fashion. That's not so absurd. What's absurd is the "war on drugs". Didn't we once think prohibition was the answer. Look what happened during that era.
Griselda is a parasite. Anyone who admires people like this are uneducated street clowns. All of the dealers, opportunist pilots and Jorge the assassin are going to burn in hell one day. None of what these scumbags did was of any benefit to humanity. As for the economic boom in caused in Miami, the streets should be paved with the blood and bones of the innocent.
Yur fat dyke pig momma dies a sloooow and painful one. Yu should have perished a very long time go. And you will. Griselda is cursed and so are yu and yur children micheal. Do not spread that diseased blood any longer!
Michael Corleone....Seriously man. I have nothing but respect for you and your mother, but you need to stay away from that life my brother. This ain't the 80s anymore. Do you honestly think the Feds are not going to keep an eye on you? That time is gone my brother. You are a well-set man economically. You have legit businesses that are making you millions. Why on earth would you mess with drugs dealings? Don't mess your life up like that bro. Is not worth it.
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Its amazing how we glorify such distruction. Cocaine and other drugs have ruined so many lives yet we support musicians and movies that glorify this pitiful life. In a way we are all drug dealers when we buy and support differnet media outlets that create this hype about a chemical that kills. Its a vicious cylce.
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Oh wow. That is a movie script right there for 2013 movies. Is he and her a real member of the real Corleones? I would like to know