Cocaine Bear True Events Come To Light
This weekend we had the premiere of Cocaine Bear, a whimsical story based on true events. The movie has a lot of blood during the whole plot. After seeing these shocking events, many viewers are now wondering what the origin of this story is.
The truth behind Cocaine Bear is a 175 kg bear found the drug after its possessor sold it. The animal arrives at his discovery and smells all the cocaine, causing his death. In this case, it was not the animal who died but several people torn to pieces.
What are Cocaine Bear True Events?
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Cocaine bear true events date back to 1985, when a 175-pound bear found several kilos of drugs and died of an overdose. It was found lifeless in the vicinity of the Chattahoochee National Forest. This occurred in December and was reported by the New York Times four months later.
As for the drug, a report published information about the origin of the drug consumed by the bear. It began as follows “The cocaine was apparently dropped from a plane piloted by Andrew Thornton, a convicted drug smuggler who died Sept. 11 in Knoxville, Tenn. because he was carrying too heavy a load while parachuting”.
The report continued, “he bureau said the bear was found Friday in northern Georgia among 40 opened plastic containers with traces of cocaine”.
As we can see, forty containers of cocaine were released into the park. According to Cocaine Bear true events, the bear ate all the drugs. However, the authorities only found three to four grams of the drug in his bloodstream. However, this does not rule out that the bear did not eat all the drug. In fact, they estimate that he ingested at least 35 pounds.
Difference Between the Movie and What Really Happened
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There are quite a few differences between Cocaine Bear true events and what actually happened. The story was different from what was told in the movies. Instead, there was a fantastic vision of what could have happened if the bear had survived the cocaine overdose.
Another difference is the number of corpses. The bear goes drug-crazed in the film and cuts up everyone who crosses his path. This is the reason why the movie was rated R-rated. There is a lot of violence towards humans, dismembered bodies are seen, etc.
The film is expected to be a fairly smooth success. Also, Universal Pictures invested only about $35 million in its production. So it’s likely that even if it doesn’t gross as high as other films, it could still get great results.
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