Sunday, April 17, 2011

Movie Review: Square Grouper: The Godfathers of Ganja



The cocaine wars of the late 70’s and early 80’s cemented south Florida’s position in American crime lore.  However it's a position characterized by a much less than sensational criminal history.  This one does not include murderous matriarchs like Griselda Blanco, or flamboyant fliers like Mickey Munday.  It revolved around one of the more “benign” of all illegal drugs: marijuana. Square Grouper: The Godfathers of Ganja takes us inside three groups of pot smugglers that defined the trade as it came to be known in South Florida.  All three stories revel in the slightly bizarre, sometimes tragic, and ultimately working class world of weed smuggling.