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Blow (2001)

Based on a True Story.

Original Title : Blow
Director : Ted Demme
Writer : Bruce Porter
David McKenna
Nick Cassavetes
Genre : Crime
Drama
Country : USA
Language : English
Producer : Michael De Luca , Ted Demme , Tracy Falco , Georgia Kacandes , Denis Leary , Jose Ludlow , Susan McNamara , Hillary Sherman , Joel Stillerman
Music : Mick Jagger
Money Mark
Graeme Revell
Ronnie Van Zant
Nikka Costa
Justin Stanley
Photography : Ellen Kuras
Distributor : Alliance Atlantis Communications [ca]
MPAA Rating : Rated R for pervasive drug content and language, some violence and sexuality.
IMDB ID : 0221027
Official site : http://profissaoderisco.epipoca.com.br/
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poster for "Blow" by Ted Demme (2001)
Blow (2001) - Ted Demme
 

Starring

Johnny Depp George Jung
Penélope Cruz Mirtha Jung
Penélope Cruz Mirtha Jung
 

Plot

George Jung is the son of a struggling small business owner. Seeing his family struggle to make ends meet and failing, George vows never to share a similar fate. Moving to California, he starts his own pot pushing operation in which he finds both success and imprisonment. In prison, he meets a cellmate who introduces him into a partnership to the lucrative new market in cocaine. Upon release, George Jung quickly becomes instrumental in establishing the exploding US market for cocaine in which he claimed that he handled about 85% of the supply in the 1970's. However, for all the fabulous wealth and power he gained, the true costs of his dangerously treacherous occupation catch up with him in ways from which would he never recover.
 

Comments

A story about parenthood. Blow is a film that is not so much about the drugs trade but more about Parenthood and how precious it is. Johhny Depp is excellent in the role of George a big time grugs runner of the seventies who's life goes pear shaped ant various stages which has a huge affect on firstly his mother and father , then his wife and ultimately and most sadly his daughter. The acting is very good from all the cast and it is good to see Ray loita pulling of a brilliant performance and for me stealing the show as george's father. Its just a shame that the make up wasnt as good as it could be when the characters age. We also have Depp narratting in a Goodfellas style which only adds to the enjoyment . 8 out of 10.
 
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