Acapulco Gold


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Bob Grosvenor
United States
1973
85 min

A mock-documentary that outlines the harvesting, cultivation and smuggling of marijuana in America. An ocassional authoritative voice-over outlines some history of hemp cultivation in the United States, and provides other factual material on marijuana. The rest of the film is constructed as a series of adventures by a group of college boys, using cameras to document their investigations into how to secure a large supply of marijuana. They interview various American growers ('experts'), test 'wild' marijuana in the American mid-West, then travel to Mexico to seek out the 'super weed' cultivated in the hills outside of Acapulco, and eventually smuggle it into the States.
 

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