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R| 2 hr. 4 min.

Plot Summary
In the turbulence of the 1970s, the international drug trade underwent a fast, violent and lucrative revolution - and one ordinary American was at its center. But in just a few short years, George Jung (Johnny Depp), a high-school football star single handedly became the world's premiere importer of cocaine from Colombia's Medellin cartel, changing the course of an entire generation. "Blow" is a high-velocity look at George Jung's spectacular rise and fall.

Cast: Johnny Depp , Penélope Cruz , Franka Potente , Rachel Griffiths , Paul Reubens , Jordi Mollà , Cliff Curtis , Miguel Sandovar

Director: Ted Demme

Genres: Crime drama, Biography

Distributor: New Line Cinema

Blow (2001)

Release Date: April 6th, 2001|2 hr. 4 min.

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  • 100
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Scorches the screen with a badass bravado all its own. Smart, sexy, funny and dangerous this high-wire act is a movie and a half. show more

  • 50
    Edward Guthmann San Francisco Chronicle

    It's an honest portrayal, but it leaves the audience stranded, without the emotional hook of a character we can care about. show more

  • 75
    Mike Clark USA Today

    Consistently compelling without being truly memorable. show more

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Annette Bourdeau on Jan 27th, 2011 5:45PM

Isn't it fun watching shady characters rise and fall on the big screen? The best are the scenes of excess, when they're at the top of their game. Y'know, with the wads of cash, private jets and...

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