"Though it begins as a slick, tongue-in-cheek guide to successful dope dealing...How to Make Money Selling Drugs masterfully evolves into something far more vital, cogent and impressive" -Los Angeles Times
"Unusually comprehensive in the way it brings together a variety of strands of thought" -NPR
"Sobering and substantial... with its calm focus and emotional wallop, its argument has rarely been so effectively rendered" -Screen Daily
"[Matthew] Cooke's film reminds us that America's destructive global misadventures of the last 20 years have a corollary that's every bit as bad right here at home" -Salon.com
A shockingly candid examination of how a street dealer can rise to cartel lord with relative ease, How to Make Money Selling Drugs is an insider's guide to the violent but extremely lucrative drug industry. Told from the perspective of former drug dealers, and featuring interviews with rights advocates Russell Simmons, Susan Sarandon, and David Simon (creator of The Wire), the film gives you the lessons you need to start your own drug empire while exposing the corruption behind the "war on drugs."
Directed by Matthew Cooke, 2012, U. S.A., 100 mins.