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The Unknown Hitman: The Story of El Cholo Adrián (2017)
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The Unknown Hitman: The Story of El Cholo Adrián (2017)
Original name: El Desconocido: aka El Cholo
Genre: Crime
Country: Mexico
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Based on real events, the fictional story of Mexican drug lord El Chato's number one hitman, El Cholo.
Style: exciting, tense, captivating
Plot: killer, murderer, criminal, crimes, bandit, gang, drug cartel, hitman, cartel, life is a bitch, organized crime, drug smuggling, murder, criminal gang, gang member, outlaw gang, life

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