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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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Diego Delgado (as Jordi Molla)
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Alessandro (as Miguel Perez)
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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

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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:

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

Gross:

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

The sweat stains on Diego's shirt when he first meets Escobar. 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 »

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Referenced in Brows Held High: The Anatomy of Hell (2012) See more »

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All the Tired Horses
Written by Bob Dylan
Performed by Bob Dylan
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
Published by Big Sky Music (SESAC)
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Better than expected
13 June 2001 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Based on a true story of how the American cocaine market was founded, this is a lot more funky than I had expected. A thumpingly good soundtrack right from the start and Johnny Depp cruising in to be a convincingly laid-back big-shot - almost like a graduate from Boogie Nights. Penelope Cruz manages to be blisteringly erotic in a few well-crafted scenes and without removing a stitch of clothing. Later, instead of following the usual pattern of despair in the second half where most drug movies home in on drug dependency, Blow refreshingly focuses on the emotional losses suffered by the characters. A film that just about manages to be more than the sum of its parts, it would have made a nice sort of pre-quel to Traffic, but it stands alone in fine form. And it's moving rather than depressing.


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