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Blow (2001)

 -  Biography | Crime | Drama  -  6 April 2001 (USA)
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The story of George Jung, the man who established the American cocaine market in the 1970s.

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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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cocaine | 1960s | california | 1970s | wealth | See more »

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Based on a True Story.

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Biography | Crime | Drama

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

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6 April 2001 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Inhala  »

Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$30,807 (Finland) (10 August 2001)

Gross:

$8,844,782 (Europe) (10 August 2001)
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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 »

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When George goes to meet Diego to confront him about cutting him out, George pulls the pistol on Diego and dry fires it, producing a click. George then puts the gun to his own head and pulls the trigger for a second time, again producing a click. This would not be possible to do unless George had racked the slide back on the pistol so that it could be fired again. See more »

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[first lines]
George: That's a nice boy. Go get 'em, Dulli.
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A photograph of the real George Jung appears at the end of the film, as the credits start to roll. See more »

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Black Betty
Written by Leadbelly (as Huddie Ledbetter)
Performed by Ram Jam
Courtesy of Epic Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
Published by Folkways Music Publishers Inc. (BMI)
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Good Movie ! No White Lies!
1 May 2001 | by (Miami, Fl) – See 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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