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Netflix presents a trailer for its new upcoming original documentary, The Legend of Cocaine Island, which centers on an urban legend about a $2 million stash of cocaine buried in the Caribbean. As shown in the opening seconds of the trailer, a man greets us with, “A northern fairy tale starts off ‘Once upon a time,’ a southern fairy tale starts off ‘Y’all ain’t gon’ believe this shit.'”

The clip reveals that the documentary features a number of Southerners who get caught up in the myth about a stash of $2 million worth of cocaine hidden, to the point that they started emulating popular drug movies like Scarface. “I was talking that smack, that drug talk,” one of the documentary’s subjects Rodney Hyden says in the trailer. “Say hello to my little friend!”

According to the official synopsis, “Rodney Hyden is a small business owner and family man from Central Florida. But after he’s wiped out by the Great Recession, Rodney hears a story that could be his ticket out of his mounting debt: a tale of a map, an island and buried treasure.”

Directed by Theo Love, the comedic documentary premiered at the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival under the title, White Tide: The Legend of Culebra, however, it received a fresh renaming for its Netflix premiere beginning March 29.

Words by Renz Ofiaza
Staff Writer

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