• Blow (2001)

Blow

Release Date: April 6th, 2001

DVD Release Date: September 11th, 2001

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

Production Co: Apostle Pictures, New Line Cinema, Spanky Pictures, Avery Pix

Distributors: New Line Cinema

Keywords: Marriage , 1950s , Fall , Father , 1960s , Wife , Cool , Friend , 1970s

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Ratings & Reviews

  • 50
    Steven ReaPhiladelphia Inquirer

    The real problem is that there's nothing to George but the movie's props.

  • 50
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    A textbook case of a film that's befuddled by its subject.

  • 88
    Lou LumenickNew York Post

    Rarely since the tale of the Corleones has a movie presented such a compelling, sympathetic portrait of a criminal lowlife.

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