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Brief Synopsis: "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."

Overall Ranking: 2065 (Rank from 2001: # 32)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 20%
Regular 40%
Half-Popped 20%
Stale 20%
Burnt 0%


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Dan O'Neill85 - Itís a bit messy at points, but Blow delivers on providing an interesting story, with a smart, as well as true screenplay, and an amazing performance from the Johnny Depp.
(full review)
Rob from GuysFilmQuest80
Bryan Lienesch69 - Not the greatest biopic, but it's serviceable.
Comedy: 4
Sex Appeal: 5
Scary: 3
Rewatch: 3
Morgan On Media43(full review)
David Baruffi34

People Involved

  • Johnny Depp (George Jung)
  • Pen√©lope Cruz (Mirtha Jung)
  • Ethan Suplee (Tuna)
  • Ray Liotta (Fred Jung)
  • Franka Potente (Barbara Buckley)
  • Rachel Griffiths (Ermine Jung)
  • Paul Reubens (Derek Foreal)
  • Jordi Moll√† (Diego Delgado)
  • Cliff Curtis (Pablo Escobar)
  • Miguel Sandoval (Augusto Oliveras)
  • Kevin Gage (Leon Minghella)
  • Max Perlich (Kevin Dulli)
  • Jesse James (Young George)
  • Miguel P√©rez (Alessandro)
  • Dan Ferro (Cesar Toban)
  • Tony Amendola (Sanchez)
  • Michael Tucci (Dr. Bay)
  • Monet Mazur (Maria)
  • Lola Glaudini (Rada)
  • Jennifer Gimenez (Inez)
  • Emma Roberts (Young Kristina Jung)
  • Jaime King (Kristina Jung)
  • Bobcat Goldthwait (Mr. T)
  • Ted Demme (Director)