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Blow (2001)

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The story of how George Jung, along with the Medellín Cartel headed by Pablo Escobar, established the American cocaine market in the 1970s in the United States.

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Ted Demme

Writers:

Bruce Porter (book), David McKenna (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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3 wins & 9 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Johnny Depp ... George Jung
Penélope Cruz ... Mirtha Jung (as Penelope Cruz)
Franka Potente ... Barbara Buckley
Rachel Griffiths ... Ermine Jung
Paul Reubens ... Derek Foreal
Jordi Mollà ... Diego Delgado (as Jordi Molla)
Cliff Curtis ... Pablo Escobar
Miguel Sandoval ... Augusto Oliveras
Ethan Suplee ... Tuna
Ray Liotta ... Fred Jung
Kevin Gage ... Leon Minghella
Max Perlich ... Kevin Dulli
Jesse James ... Young George
Miguel Pérez ... Alessandro (as Miguel Perez)
Dan Ferro ... Cesar Toban
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Storyline

A boy named George Jung grows up in a struggling family in the 1950's. His mother nags at her husband as he is trying to make a living for the family. It is finally revealed that George's father cannot make a living and the family goes bankrupt. George does not want the same thing to happen to him, and his friend Tuna, in the 1960's, suggests that he deal marijuana. He is a big hit in California in the 1960's, yet he goes to jail, where he finds out about the wonders of cocaine. As a result, when released, he gets rich by bringing cocaine to America. However, he soon pays the price. Written by Anonymous

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Based on a True Story.

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Biography | Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for pervasive drug content and language, some violence and sexuality | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

New Line Cinema

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 April 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Blow: One Man's Life See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$53,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,443,461, 8 April 2001

Gross USA:

$52,990,775

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$83,282,296
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

According to the director's commentary, the tape that George Jung leaves for his father near the end of the movie is a verbatim transcript of a tape that the real George Jung recorded under similar circumstances. See more »

Goofs

Right before they go to Mexico in 1968, they are in a lodge and the Faces "Glad and Sorry" can be heard playing. That song wasn't released until 1973. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
George: That's a nice boy. Go get 'em, Dulli.
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Crazy Credits

A photograph of the real George Jung appears at the end of the film, as the credits start to roll. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Brows Held High: W.R.: Mysteries of the Organism (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

Tequila Con Limon
Written by Manuel Gonzales Esperon & Ernesto Cortazar
Performed by Los Juniors
Courtesy of Peerless Records
Published by Peer International Corporation (BMI)
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User Reviews

 
Good Movie ! No White Lies!
1 May 2001 | by meezaSee all my reviews

`On your mark! Get set and blow!' And prepare yourself to one of the most provocative and entertaining films you will see all year. `Blow' stars Johnny Depp and is based upon the real life story of drug dealer George Jung. Depp's performance as Jung was outstanding and proves again why his outstanding diverse acting is all that is `cracked' up to be. Ray Liotta was just as good as the trusting father. However, Penelope Cruz as the materialistic drug dealer wife was not a woman on top with her acting. The most surprisingly energetic performance was by Paul Reubens (a.k.a. Pee-Wee Herman) who was once again a master of his domain as the drug dealing homosexual middleman (in more ways than one). All in all, this is one `blow' that does the job right! **** Good


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