FX's Drama "Snowfall" shows the Radical Impact of the 1980s Cocaine Epidemic

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01 July 2017
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Snowfall
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"Snowfall"
Premieres Wednesday, July 5 at 10 PM ET/PT on FX
 
          Los Angeles. 1983. A storm is coming and its name is crack. From filmmaker John Singleton (“Boyz N The Hood”), “Snowfall” is a one-hour drama set against the infancy of the crack cocaine epidemic and its ultimate radical impact on the culture as we know it.

          The story follows numerous characters on a violent collision course, including: Franklin Saint (Damson Idris), young street entrepreneur on a quest for power; Gustavo “El Oso” Zapata (Sergio Peris-Mencheta), a Mexican wrestler caught up in a power struggle within a crime family; Teddy McDonald (Carter Hudson), a CIA operative running from a dark past who begins an off-book operation to fund the Nicaraguan Contras; and Lucia Villanueva (Emily Rios), the self-possessed daughter of a Mexican crime lord.

 
 
 
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