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The Poison: Cocaine -- a.k.a. blow, nose candy, toot, weasel dust, California cornflakes
The contenders: "Blow," "Traffic," "New Jack City," "Scarface" and "Less Than Zero"
Our pick: Sometimes it seems as if there are more movies about cocaine kingpins than there are actual cocaine kingpins working the United States today, so it takes a lot to stand out from the crowd. With such stiff competition, we hand the crown to Al Pacino's homicidal Cuban Tony Montana in director Brian De Palma's 1983 remake of "Scarface." No other film captures cocaine's over-the-top rush of energy and invulnerability like Pacino's drug-fueled shootout with a combination M16-grenade launcher at the conclusion.