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Witness Says Pardo Taught Her to Cut Heroin
Huang says she cut six ounces per week for Pardo to sell
"...federal government says were key players in a well-organized heroin trafficking operation based in South Austin...."

Feb. 12, 2013 News Post by Jordan Smith

Trial Begins in Heroin-Trafficking Case
Was Jovita's a hub for drug dealing?
"...Pardo and Jorge Carrillo were key to an extensive heroin-trafficking enterprise operating for years out of Jovita's Tex-Mex restaurant..."

Feb. 11, 2013 News Post by Jordan Smith

Stuff the Cooler – With Black Tar Heroin!
APD trumpets big heroin bust
"...the APD PIO:Investigation results in federal indictments for Austin-area heroin distribution operation Members of the Austin Police Department Narcotics..."

March 12, 2008 News Post by Wells Dunbar

Pardo and Carrillo Guilty of Heroin Trafficking
After three days of testimony, a verdict
"...both guilty of participating in a conspiracy to traffic heroin...."

Feb. 15, 2013 News Post by Jordan Smith

Trainspotting
Unrepentant Scottish junkies are observed with a mordant eye.
"...(falsely) interpreted this stance as a dangerous glorification of heroin, but Trainspotting really remains neutral on the subject. Heroin,..."

Aug. 2, 1996 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Cherubs Flourish in the Afterlife at SOS Fest
"We didn’t want to be a Cherubs cover band playing Heroin Man over and over for people"
"..."Stag Party," the opening track of Cherubs' 1994 touchstone, Heroin Man...."

Nov. 4, 2016 Music Feature by Greg Beets

Feds Consider Bond for Jovita’s Defendants – More to Come
Pardo in court on Thursday
"...defendants arrested in last week's bust of an alleged heroin-trafficking ring connected to Amado Pardo – whose family owns..."

June 26, 2012 News Post by Jordan Smith

Pardo Denied Bond
Amado and brother will remain in jail
"...allegedly told them simply that "the cure" was more heroin...."

July 10, 2012 News Post by Jordan Smith

Taking 'H' Off the Street
APD on a recent heroin ring bust.
"...Interesting press release from APD: DRUG ARRESTS REDUCE HEROIN DISTRIBUTION IN AUSTIN In mid 2005 members of the..."

March 5, 2007 News Post by Wells Dunbar

2018 Oscar-Nominated Short Films: Documentaries – Program B
Horror and hope in America's underdog communities
"...craving more of the story. That's the frustration of "Heroin(e)" and its gripping, heartbreaking depiction of the devastating impact..."

Feb. 9, 2018 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Jovita's Seized by Feds
Police say heroin ring operated in restaurant
"...18 people alleged to be involved in an "extensive heroin distribution operation" – including Amado Pardo, the 64-year-old whose..."

June 21, 2012 News Post by Jordan Smith

Ray
Ray Charles, we can't stop loving you, even though this formulaic biopic lacks your original style.
"...early struggles of the artist, his dual addictions to heroin and women, and his ultimate redemption and embrace as..."

Oct. 29, 2004 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

High Art
"...Duong, Gabriel Mann and Tammy Grimes. Art, ambition, lesbians, heroin, and ennui all combine into a seductive mix in..."

June 26, 1998 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Gift
"...you realize that Casey has just died from a heroin OD, and Perry is reminiscing alone. This “semi-autobiographical” (there's..."

Feb. 4, 1994 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Clean
With an award-winning performance by Maggie Cheung, Clean is one of the most emotionally honest movies about drug addiction ever made.
"...se, but rather the attempt to disgorge oneself from heroin’s grip. Assayas’ film is not about the thrill but..."

June 2, 2006 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Kiss of the Dragon
"...a dirty-to-the-core psycho cop to the heavily mascaraed junkie heroin(e) theatrics of Fonda (who not coincidentally starred in Point..."

July 6, 2001 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Nico Icon
"...career, as well as her post-Velvets solo career and heroin vagabond lifestyle. Born in Cologne, Germany as Christa Päffgen,..."

May 3, 1996 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Playback: Rap Reigns at SXSW
Snoop Dogg crowns SXSW hip-hop as keynote, the Cherubs may have topped Heroin Man, and Sparkplug becomes part of musicians’ shared economy
"...think it might even be a better record than Heroin Man, honestly."..."

March 13, 2015 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Amado Pardo, Patriarch of Jovita's, Dead at 64
He would have faced federal drug charges in a February trial
"...trial for his alleged role in a South Austin heroin-trafficking organization, Amado "Mayo" Pardo – the patriarch of Jovita's..."

Jan. 23, 2013 News Post by Jordan Smith

Night Visions
Director Alison Maclean and author Denis Johnson on Jesus' Son, a soulful, darkly comic take on life and death as a junkie
"...book's name comes from a lyric to Lou Reed's "Heroin" -- "When I'm rushing on my run / And..."

July 7, 2000 Screens Feature by Sarah Hepola

Cold Pursuit
Liam Neeson is Mr. Plow ... with a vengeance
"...son Kyle (Richardson) turns up dead, apparently from a heroin overdose but in actuality collateral damage from local drug..."

Feb. 15, 2019 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

A Street Cat Named Bob
An addict's life is saved by a feline friend
"...movie that recounts the true story of a recovering heroin addict, James Bowen, who forms an emotional connection with..."

Nov. 18, 2016 Movie Review by Steve Davis

The Lawyer and the Hitman
An Austin lawyer and heroin dealer has been arrested for hiring a hitman
"...identified himself to police as only "Joshua," is a heroin user who told Austin Police officers that he purchased..."

Sept. 25, 2015 News Feature by Chase Hoffberger

The Connection
The French-made Connection owes much to The French Connection
"...from Turkey to Marseille, where it was manufactured into heroin, and then shipped off to the U.S. for distribution...."

May 29, 2015 Movie Review by Josh Kupecki

Low Down
John Hawkes plays junkie jazz musician Joe Albany in this film based on his daughter's memoirs.
"...with his 11-year-old daughter, Amy-Jo (Fanning), struggling with a heroin addiction and scraping by on any gig he can..."

Nov. 14, 2014 Movie Review by Josh Kupecki

Last Days Here
The three-decade descent into full-time drug-taking by Bobby Liebling, the theatrical lead singer of the hard-rock group Pentagram, is revealed in this moving documentary.
"...his Jewish parents’ suburban Maryland "sub-basement" smoking crack, shooting heroin, doing meth, and generally being a trollish rock &..."

April 20, 2012 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Machine Gun Preacher
Gerard Butler and Michael Shannon star in this drama about a reformed bruiser and drug addict who now rescues children from the conflict in Sudan.
"...than ready to resume a tawdry life of booze, heroin, and general abuse of his already terribly tarnished soul...."

Oct. 7, 2011 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

American Gangster
A sizzling cast and their director do a crackerjack job of nailing the look and feel of New York City's bad old days of internal corruption and outer rot.
"...out a whole new angle. He took over Harlem's heroin trade, which was exploding thanks to the many GIs..."

Nov. 2, 2007 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Paris, Je T'Aime
Eighteen short films by an international who’s-who of filmmakers make up this omnibus celebrating the joys and sorrows of love and Paris, organized by neighborhood.
"...Rouges,” a gritty handheld slice of life about a heroin-smoking actress abroad that recalls the French New Wave. Sylvain..."

June 22, 2007 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

Maria Full of Grace
A desperate young woman from Colombia, who hopes to better her life, becomes a drug mule for the syndicate, transporting heroin to the States.
"...the drug trade – specifically the illegal transport of heroin from Colombia to New York City – is a..."

Aug. 6, 2004 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

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