Square Grouper: The Godfathers of GanjaHD Closed Captioning
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About the Movie
In 1979, the U.S. Customs Service reported that 87% of all marijuana seizures in the U.S. were made in the South Florida area. Due to the region's 5,000 miles of coast and coastal waterways and close proximity to the Caribbean and Latin America, South Florida was a pot smuggler's paradise. In sharp contrast to the brazenly violent cocaine cowboys of the 1980s, Miami's marijuana smugglers were cooler, calmer, and typically nonviolent. Square Grouper paints a vivid portrait of Miami's pot smuggling culture in the '70s and '80s and its major players: the smuggling Black Tuna Gang, the pot dealing Ethiopian Zion Coptic Church and the tiny fishing village of Everglades City.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 12
- Fresh: 9
- Rotten: 3
- Average Rating: 5.9/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Rotten: A curiously inert documentary about pot smuggling in South Florida in the 1970s and '80s.
Fresh: A hilarious, tragic tale of Florida ganja.
Fresh: Square Grouper's admirably backhanded inquiry into the social and economic costs of weed criminalization extends far beyond the wake-and-bake crowd.
Fresh: You could get a contact high just watching it.
Tells a great story!! I watched it twice already.