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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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George Jung
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Mirtha Jung (as Penelope Cruz)
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Barbara Buckley
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Ermine Jung
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Derek Foreal
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Diego Delgado (as Jordi Molla)
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Pablo Escobar
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Augusto Oliveras
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Tuna
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Fred Jung
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Leon Minghella
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Kevin Dulli
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Young George
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Alessandro (as Miguel Perez)
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Cesar Toban
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Sanchez
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Mr. T
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Dr. Bay
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Maria
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Rada
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Inez
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Young Kristina Jung
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Kristina Jung (as James King)
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Jack Stevens
Pamela Abdy ...
Beach Woman #3
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FBI Waiter #1
Jimmy Burke ...
FBI Waiter #4
Brantley Bush ...
FBI Waiter #3
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DEA Eastham (as Kevin H. Chapman)
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Guard (Visit Area #2)
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Archie Sigmond (as Edward Demme)
Crystal Erickson ...
Stewardess #1
Daniel Escobar ...
Emilio Ochoa
Tracy Falco ...
Beach Woman #2
Jean-Carlos Felix ...
Prison Guard (Warden's Office)
Lazaro Galarraga ...
Band Singer
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Guard Gus
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Stewardess #3 (as Vanessa Greyson)
Elif Guertin ...
Stewardess #2
Josh Herman ...
Detective #1
Faith Hoover ...
Stewardess #6
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GG
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Bank Manager
Kristina Jung ...
Clerk (scenesDeleted)
Ralph Kampshoff ...
Guard (Visit Area #1)
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James Trout
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Customs Agent
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Detective #2
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Guard (Danbury)
Lydell M. Cheshier ...
Inmate #3
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Judge (Chicago)
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Nurse (Cape Cod)
Charles Martiniz ...
Bank Employee
Genevieve Maylam ...
Beach Woman #1 (as Genevieve Maylem)
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Ramon Ochoa
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Benny
Carlos Mendoza ...
Tony
Alan James Morgan ...
Young Tuna
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Employee #1
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Beach Woman #5
Meriah Nelson ...
Stewardess #4
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Bank President
Jack Polick ...
Ben
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Inmate #2 (as Mike Ralph)
Raoul N. Rizik ...
Rafael Ojeda (as Raoul Rizik)
Matthew Robinson ...
Inmate #1 (as Matt Robinson)
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Martha Oliveras
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Bank President (Panama)
Leslie Schirrmacher ...
Stewardess #5
Dale Snowberger ...
FBI Waiter #2
Sophie Tsimel ...
Beach Woman #4
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Clara Blanca
Santiago Verdu ...
Juan Carlos
Pamela Walker ...
FBI Waiter #5
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Prison Inmate (uncredited)
Ricardo Azulay ...
Restaurant / Bar Patron (uncredited)
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Inmate's Daughter (uncredited)
Anastasia Blue ...
One of Derek Foreal's Party Girls (uncredited)
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Prison Inmate (uncredited)
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Man in Derek's Salon (uncredited)
Lisa Claire ...
Beach Vendor (uncredited)
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Salsa Dancer (uncredited)
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Car Mechanic (uncredited)
Anna de Cardi ...
Friend at Pool Party (uncredited)
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Beach Cyclist (uncredited)
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Flight Attendant (uncredited)
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Body Guard for Pablo Escobar (uncredited)
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Male Patron (uncredited)
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Alessandro's Guy (uncredited)
Jacque Lawson ...
Biker (uncredited)
Cynthia Loebe ...
Principal (uncredited)
Corey Lubak ...
Prison inmate (uncredited)
Melissa Reneé Martin ...
One of Derek Foreal's Party Girls (uncredited)
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Officer (uncredited)
Pino Moreau ...
Colombian Drug Dealer (uncredited)
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Business Woman (uncredited)
Hayden rae ...
Head Security Guard (Bank Safe) (uncredited)
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DEA Agent (uncredited)
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Priest (uncredited)
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Banker (uncredited)
Joey Sotello ...
Party Guest (uncredited)
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Airplane Mechanic (uncredited)
Bill Willens ...
Biker (uncredited)
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FBI Undercover Agent (uncredited)

Directed by

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Ted Demme

Written by

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Bruce Porter ... (book)
 
David McKenna ... (screenplay) and
Nick Cassavetes ... (screenplay)

Produced by

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Michael De Luca ... executive producer
Ted Demme ... producer
Tracy Falco ... associate producer
Georgia Kacandes ... executive producer
Tomas Krejci ... producer
Denis Leary ... producer
Jose Ludlow ... line producer
Susan McNamara ... associate producer
Hillary Sherman ... associate producer
Joel Stillerman ... producer

Music by

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Graeme Revell

Cinematography by

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Ellen Kuras

Film Editing by

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Kevin Tent

Editorial Department

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David Berman ... editorial production assistant
David O. Berman ... editorial production assistant
Tom Dailey ... first assistant editor
Danya Joseph ... assistant editor
Jody Levin ... executive in charge of post-production
Mato ... color timer
Frank Roman ... digital intermediate color timer
Mark Scovil ... assistant editor
Kostas Theodosiou ... telecine colorist
Earl Adams ... colorist (uncredited)
Carole Cowley ... digital intermediate producer (uncredited)

Casting By

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Kurt Clements ... (Casting Department)
Avy Kaufman

Production Design by

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Michael Z. Hanan

Art Direction by

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David Ensley

Set Decoration by

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Douglas A. Mowat

Costume Design by

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Mark Bridges

Makeup Department

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Sheryl Blum ... assistant hair stylist
Desne J. Holland ... key makeup artist
Whitney James ... makeup department head
Jamie Kelman ... key makeup artist
Candace Neal ... hair stylist
Ve Neill ... makeup department head
David Ruiz Gameros ... makeup artist
Martin Samuel ... hair styles supervisor
Randy Sayer ... hair stylist
Rita Troy ... key hair stylist
Karl Wesson ... key hair stylist
Chris Yagher ... special make-up effects
Kevin Yagher ... character makeup designer and creator: Johnny Depp
Barney Burman ... makeup artist (uncredited)

Production Management

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Mariano Carranco ... production manager: Mexico
Carla Fry ... executive in charge of production
Georgia Kacandes ... unit production manager
Susan McNamara ... production supervisor
Rick Reynolds ... post-production supervisor

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Anne Berger ... additional second second assistant director
Rosemary C. Cremona ... second assistant director
Maria Mantia ... second second assistant director
Nicholas Mastandrea ... first assistant director (as Nicholas C. Mastandrea)
René Villarreal ... first assistant director: Mexico

Art Department

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Ruben Abarca ... drapery
Damon Allison ... fixtures / prop shop
Gogo Amara ... set designer: Mexico
Ron Ashmore ... paint supervisor
Maria L. Baker ... set designer
Cliff Berns ... paint gang boss
Scott Bobbitt ... lead man (as Scott A. Bobbitt)
Steve Borgese ... greens foreman
Erin Boyd ... swing gang (as Erin Gould)
Timothy Braniff ... storyboard artist (as Tim Braniff)
Raymundo Cabrera ... property master: Mexico
Ryan Cassidy ... set dresser
Amiee Clark ... art production assistant
Skip Crank ... set dresser
Jeff Damal ... set dresser
Hana Espinoza ... art department coordinator
Maureen Farley ... property master
Kristen Gassner ... set decorating buyer
Lance Gunnin ... general foreman
Steve A. Hagberg ... construction coordinator
Melo Hinojosa ... set decorator: Mexico
Daniel R. Jennings ... assistant art director
Adam Khalid ... art department assistant
Kim Larsen-Santini ... assistant props (as Kim Larsen)
Patrice Laure ... lead man
Randlett King Lawrence ... purchasing foreman (as Randlett Lawrence)
Hana Matsumoto ... art department coordinator
Merdyce McClaran ... assistant property master
Karin L. McGaughey ... assistant set decorator
Cheree Miller ... art department coordinator (as Cheree Welsh)
Paul A. Minitello ... sign painter (as Paul Minitello)
Jason Puga ... stand-by painter
Eric Ramirez ... lead man
Cynthia C. Rebman ... on-set dresser
Gabriel Rivera ... construction foreman: Mexico
Mark Sakamoto ... gang boss
Carlos Sanen ... lead man: Mexico
Anthony Samuel Saso ... tool man (as Anthony Saso)
Wayne Smith ... stand-by painter
Meredith J. Stewart ... set dressing assistant
David Storm ... set dresser
Cheryl Gould Strang ... set dresser (as Cheryl Gould)
Bill Taliaferro ... set designer (as William Taliaferro)
Bernardo Trujillo ... art director: Mexico
Victor Vallejo ... lead scenic: Mexico
Alberto Villaseñor ... construction coordinator: Mexico
Tony Wright ... labor foreman
Ahmed Saker ... construction medic (uncredited)
Michele Spadaro ... prop construction (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Brian Basham ... adr recordist
Ron Bedrosian ... adr mixer
Michael Broomberg ... foley artist (as Michael J. Broomberg)
Allan Byer ... production sound mixer
Mark Choi ... sound effects editor
Jamie Christopherson ... additional sound
Patrick Cyccone Jr. ... re-recording mixer
Dean Drabin ... adr mixer
Richard Dwan Jr. ... adr editor / dialogue editor
Victor Ray Ennis ... co-supervising sound editor
Eric Flickinger ... sound recordist
Nerses Gezalyan ... foley mixer
Philip A. Hess ... foley editor (as Phil Hess)
Michael Keller ... re-recording mixer
Glenn T. Morgan ... adr editor / dialogue editor
James Moriana ... foley artist
Gary Mundheim ... foley editor
Mark Ormandy ... additional sound
Tim Peyton ... utility sound technician
Alan Rankin ... sound effects editor
David Stanke ... assistant sound editor
Mark P. Stoeckinger ... supervising sound editor
Cary Stratton ... adr recordist
Jeffrey Wilhoit ... foley artist
Keenan Wyatt ... boom operator
Greg Zimmerman ... foley recordist

Special Effects by

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Luis E. Ambriz Martínez ... special effects assistant: Mexico (as Luis Ambriz)
Robert Bolanowski ... special effects
Ron Bolanowski ... special effects coordinator
Michael Duenas ... special effects

Visual Effects by

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Akemi Abe ... main titles
Lloyd Lee Barnett ... digital compositor
Fish Essenfeld ... compositing and 2D supervisor: Metrolight Studios
John Follmer ... head of production: MetroLight Studios
James W. Kristoff ... executive in charge of production: MetroLight Studios
Derek Ledbetter ... visual effects
Stacie Manning ... 2D artist
Justice O'Neil ... digital artist
Heather MacPhee Ryan ... 2D artist (as Heather MacPhee)
Dobbie Schiff ... visual effects executive producer: MetroLight Studios
Bruno Vilela ... head of art department: Metrolight Studios, Inc.
Judith Bell ... digital artist (uncredited)
Chris Crowell ... digital compositor (uncredited)

Stunts

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Brian Avery ... stunts
Joni Avery ... stunts
Rick Avery ... stunt coordinator
Cameron Croughwell ... stunts
David Gene Gibbs ... stunts
Anita Hart ... stunt double: Penelope Cruz / stunts
Chris Howell ... stunts
Danny Wynands ... stunts (as Dan Wynands)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Alfred Ainsworth Jr. ... video assist operator
Alfred Ainsworth ... video assist operator
Brandon Ainsworth ... rigging electrician
Al Ambrosio ... grip
Bryan Ashford ... dolly grip
Randy Babchuck ... rigging best boy
Kenneth Bender ... second assistant camera
John Beran ... grip
Erik Carter ... rigging gang boss
Jesus Rodriguez Davalos ... rigging gaffer: Mexico
Camille Freer ... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Oscar Gomez ... rigging best boy
Rob Greenlea ... grip
Juan Fernando Guzmán ... electrician
Justin Holdsworth ... lamp operator (as Justin Michael Holdsworth)
John Janusek ... key grip (as John 'Beef' Janusek)
Steve Kagan ... rigging electrician
Alex Klabukov ... grip
Jeff Kluttz ... key rigging grip
Michael Lyon ... electrician
Jim McConocha ... electrician
Fernando Moreno ... gaffer: Mexico
John C. Nadeau ... gaffer (as John Nadeau)
Gustavo Oliva ... rigging gaffer
Jeff Orsa ... rigging electrician
Simone Perusse ... best boy electric
Michael Ringston ... assistant camera
Jesús Rodríguez Barajas ... key grip: Mexico
Andrew Rowlands ... camera operator
Mark Santoni ... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Lorey Sebastian ... still photographer
John P. Shine ... best boy grip
Sandi Sissel ... camera operator: "b" camera (as Sandy Sissel)
Baird Steptoe ... focus puller
Donald J. Sutherland ... lamp operator
Don Telles ... rigging grip
Henry Tirl ... camera operator: "b" camera / steadicam operator
Michael Tolochko ... electrician
Roger Wall ... camera loader
Jerald L. Wilson ... lamp operator (as Jerry 'Dallas' Wilson)
John Young ... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Mike Gerzevitz ... lighting technician (uncredited)
Sandi Sissel ... director of photography: second unit (uncredited)

Animation Department

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Eric J. Cordier ... animator: opening sequence (as Eric Cordier)

Casting Department

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Beth Bowling ... casting associate
Alejandro Cairo ... extras casting: Mexico
Rich King ... extras casting
Andrea McBride ... extras casting assistant
Megan Foley ... extras casting (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Cha Blevins ... costume supervisor (as Deborah Cha Blevins)
John Casey ... costume supervisor: Mexico
Steve Constancio ... set costumer
Jenny Eagan ... costumer
Bridgitte Ferry ... costumer (as Brigitte Ferry)
Lisa Hyde ... costumer / key costume wrap coordinator
Guy Miracle ... costumer
Pablo Nantas ... tailor
Mónica Neumaier ... costume coordinator: Mexico
Donna O'Neal ... set costumer
Anthony J. Scarano ... costumer: Mexico (as Anthony Scarano) / key costumer
Charmaine Nash Simmons ... costumer (as Charmaine Simmons)
Lisa Tomczeszyn ... assistant costume designer
Joanne Trotta ... cutter/fitter
Lori Jean Sacks ... costumer (uncredited)

Location Management

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Lori A. Balton ... location scout (as Lori Balton)
Julio Bárcenas ... location assistant: Mexico
Peter Costelli ... assistant location manager
Fermin Davalos ... assistant location manager
Adrian Enriquez ... location assistant: Mexico
Mike Fantasia ... location manager
Steven S. Lee ... location scout
G. Pekas Lozano ... location manager: Mexico (as Gloria 'Pekas' Lozano)
Donny Martino Jr. ... location assistant
Alberto Rebollo ... location manager: Mexico
Dee Dee Smith ... location coordinator

Music Department

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Wolfgang Amadeus ... music mixer
Eric Amdahl ... music preparation
Mark Curry ... music mixer
Buck Damon ... co-music supervisor
Richard Ford ... music editor
Paul Haslinger ... music programmer
Lesley Langs ... assistant music editor
Amanda Scheer-Demme ... music supervisor
Tim Simonec ... orchestrator
Rick Fleishman ... music coordinator (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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Cesar Angobaldo ... transportation captain (as Cesar Angebaldo)
Richard Burch ... insert car driver
Javier Gunther ... transportation coordinator: Mexico
Buck Holland ... driver: Johnny Depp
Craig Lietzke ... driver
Marc Lipman ... production driver
Kenneth Newland ... transportation office coordinator (as Kenny Newland)
Carlos Ponce de León ... transportation captain
Theresa M. Roehner ... driver
Randy White ... transportation coordinator
Dean Winton ... driver

Other crew

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Akemi Abe ... main title
Victor Aguirre ... physical production intern
Pamela Alch ... script supervisor
Gerardo Arellano ... assistant auditor: Mexico
Jose Manuel Ballesteros ... caterer: Mexico
Lisa Behlendorf ... post-production accountant
Kevin Berman ... consultant
Nicholas Blasi ... stand-in: Johnny Depp (as Nick Blasi)
Denise Blasor ... adr loop group
Judy Blinick ... first assistant accountant
R. Chris Cavaliere ... craft service assistant
Caryn Cheever ... construction accountant
Martin Corkidi ... production assistant: Mexico
Jason Cox ... set production assistant
Allison Crane ... production assistant
Kim Crockett ... production assistant
Hernán de Béky ... stand-in: johnny depp
Christi Dembrowski ... assistant: Johnny Depp
Humberto Domínguez ... production assistant
Jessica Drake ... dialect coach
Leon Dudevoir ... production executive
Karen Eisenstadt ... production accountant
John Embry ... production assistant
Samuel V. Franco ... assistant to producer
David Fulton ... unit publicist (as Dave Fulton)
Agnes Gardette ... production coordinator: Mexico
Emily Glatter ... supervising production coordinator
Vanessa Grayson ... stand-in: Penelope Cruz
Sarah Hendler ... assistant: Mr. Stillerman
Jonas Hendrix ... production assistant: Mexico
Elsa Hermoso ... auditor: Mexico
Jean Hodges ... food stylist
John Humber ... production assistant
Marc Jacobs ... production resources
Jeff Jenofsky ... production assistant
Tish Johnson ... location accountant: Mexico
Melissa Kinnicutt ... assistant production coordinator
Elizabeth Kirkscey ... assistant: Georgia Kacandes
Carlos Larios ... production assistant: Mexico
Xenia Linares ... set production assistant: Mexico
Cathy Marshall ... payroll accountant
Andrew Matthews ... financial consultant
Nick Mestrundrea ... craft service (as Nicholas J. Mestrandrea)
Hector Montalvo ... assistant extras coordinator: Mexico
Norberto Nava ... security coordinator
Mike Patlin ... aircraft provider
Stacia Peters ... development assistant: Ted Demme and Joel Stillerman
Adriana Poblano ... travel coordinator
Steven John Reynolds ... assistant accountant
Deborah Ricketts ... archive researcher
Arturo Saldivar ... production assistant: Mexico
Maurice Schwartzman ... choreographer: Dancer
Jim Serpico ... production executive
Alexander C. Sohn ... accounting clerk
Joe Steele ... production office assistant
Jeffrey D. Stevens ... key set medic
Lance Stockton ... production assistant
Brenda Taylor ... set production assistant
Emma Tillinger Koskoff ... assistant: Ted Demme (as Emma Tillinger)
John Trujillo ... layout board
Lee Tucker ... preview technical supervisor
Nelson Tunon ... assistant production coordinator: Mexico
Christa Vausbinder ... production coordinator
Dick Wagner ... production office assistant
Julie Wagner ... stand-in: Franka Potente
John Burton West ... assistant production coordinator
Cori Zucker ... assistant: Tracy Falco
Ronald C. Briggs Jr. ... inventory services (uncredited)
Eric Brown ... assistant: Spanky Pictures (uncredited)
George Brown ... production assistant (uncredited)
Marco Polo Constandse ... production assistant (uncredited)
Mike Currie ... set production assistant (uncredited)

Thanks

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Paul Thomas Anderson ... the producers wish to thank
George Jung ... the producers wish to thank
Kristina Jung ... special thanks
Martin Scorsese ... the producers wish to thank

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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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Taglines Based on a True Story. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Blow: One Man's Life (United States)
  • Кокаин (Russia)
  • Bijeli prah (Croatia)
  • Profissão de Risco (Portugal)
  • Кокаiн (Ukraine)
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Runtime
  • 124 min
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Box Office

Budget $53,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $12,443,461, 08 Apr 2001
Cumulative Worldwide Gross $83,282,296

Did You Know?

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Trivia To prepare for the role, Johnny Depp interviewed the real George Jung in prison. See more »
Goofs At Logan Airport, when George is returning from Cartegena in 1976, at least two passengers have wheeled luggage. Wheeled personal luggage was invented in 1989 by airline pilot Bob Plath, and introduced by Travelpro, which he founded. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Star Trek/Rudo y Cursi/Next Day Air (2009). See more »
Soundtracks Can't You Hear Me Knocking See more »
Crazy Credits A photograph of the real George Jung appears at the end of the film, as the credits start to roll. See more »
Quotes Fred Jung: [to young George as they leave the bank, after declaring bankruptcy] Sometimes you're flush and sometimes you're bust, and when you're up, it's never as good as it seems, and when you're down, you never think you'll be up again, but life goes on.
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