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Blow (2001)

R  |   |  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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mirtha Jung (as Penelope Cruz)
Diego Delgado (as Jordi Molla)
Leon Minghella
Kevin Dulli
Alessandro (as Miguel Perez)
Dan Ferro ...
Cesar Toban


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.


Biography | Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

6 April 2001 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Inhala  »

Box Office


$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$12,443,461 (USA) (6 April 2001)


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

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


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 »


When George gets busted the last time, his lawyer brings him a pack of Camels. He opens it and sets them to his right. When the lawyer pushes the tape recorder towards him, the Camels are on his left side. When he gets ready to start the player, they're back on his right side. See more »


[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 »


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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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User Reviews

Not bad, but not for entertainment
3 March 2007 | by (Chicago, Illinois) – See all my reviews

I was a little curious to see Blow, it's my sister's favorite movie and one of my friends is absolutely in love with this movie, I knew my mom had it and finally watched it today. My mom and I have the same opinion on it, it wasn't a bad movie at all, but it seemed like it just couldn't keep our interest. I don't know, I think it's just those movies where you almost feel bad for the bad guys that always get to me. But the movie in some ways just seemed like it wanted to be the next Scarface, but it just didn't work, you know? This is a movie I was curious as to what drew Johnny to it.

He plays George Jung, a man who soon becomes the biggest smuggler in US history. If you know how these movies come along, of course, he starts big, he falls in love, falls in love again, makes millions of dollars, has a beautiful daughter, and seems to have the world at his feet. But when it goes to his head, he ends up loosing everything he tried so hard to keep.

I'm not sure if I would recommend this movie, maybe it just wasn't for me, but you'll have to see for yourself. Because like I said, it just seemed like it wasn't a bad movie, but I warn you that you'll feel a wanna-be Scarface in the mix, you'll see what I mean when you watch it. Johnny made an interesting decision by doing this movie, but different strokes for different folks I guess.


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