• Blow (2001)

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

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Ratings & Reviews

  • 63
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    Take away the drugs, and this is the story of a boring life in wholesale. show more

  • 75
    Mike ClarkUSA Today

    Consistently compelling without being truly memorable. show more

  • 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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