‘Cocaine Island’

(Above: Rodney Hyden. Source: YouTube video)

The Legend of Cocaine Island may well rank among the more unusual tales about real-life treasure hunters.

Rodney Hyden’s quarry isn’t pirate’s gold or a historic shipwreck, but rather $2 million worth of cocaine that’s rumored to be hidden somewhere in the Caribbean.

The 83-minute documentary, which debuted at the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival under the title, White Tide: The Legend of Culebra, deals with the financially desperate Central Florida man’s efforts to find the mythical coke trove. Hyden may be a small business owner who lacks a drug-trafficking resume, but that doesn’t deter him from assembling a motley crew to find the stash.

Does the cocaine mother lode actually exist?

The Legend of Cocaine Island, which includes reenactments by the actual participants, was directed by Theo Love.

The film launches Friday, March 29, on Netflix.

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