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Following the life of cocaine-trafficking pioneer George Jung in a way that recalls Martin Scorsese's Casino, Blow recounts the man's days from his 1950s childhood in Boston to his downfall in the 1980s. George (played by Johnny Depp) begins his life as the son of Fred (Ray Liotta), an earnest breadwinner, and Ermine (Rachel Griffiths), who frequently walks out on them in pursuit of a more fulfilling life. When George moves west to California in the late '60s, accompanied by best pal Tuna (Ethan Suplee), he becomes an entrepreneur in the marijuana business, which soon spreads to the East Coast as well, with girlfriend Barbara (Franka Potente) smuggling the product during her stewardess shifts. George is arrested in 1972 -- at which time Barbara dies of cancer -- but George finds a new ally in Diego (Jordi Molla), who proposes the idea that he become the American conduit for Colombian kingpin Pablo Escobar (Cliff Curtis). George flourishes in the heyday of the disco era, and falls for Mirtha (Penelope Cruz), a self-serving bombshell who eventually has a daughter with him. Trouble escalates as the FBI threatens to bring George and his crew down, while he desperately tries to be a stable parent to his young offspring. Blow also features Paul Reubens and [[Performer~P56088~Max Perlich~maxperlich]] in featured roles. ~ Jason Clark, Rovi

  • Release date:April 6, 2001

Cast

Johnny Depp
as George Jung
Penélope Cruz
as Mirtha Jung
Jordi Mollà
as Diego Delgado
Franka Potente
as Barbara
Rachel Griffiths
as Ermine Jung
Ray Liotta
as Fred Jung
Ethan Suplee
as Tuna
Paul Reubens
as Derek Foreal
Cliff Curtis
as Pablo Escobar
Kevin Gage
as Leon Minghella
Max Perlich
as Kevin Dulli
Jesse James
as Young George
Miguel Perez
as Allesandro
Dan Ferro
as Cesar Toban
Tony Amendola
as Sanchez
Bobcat Goldthwait
as Mr. T
Michael Tucci
as Dr. Bay
Monet Mazur
as Maria
Lola Glaudini
as Rada
Jennifer Gimenez
as Inez
Emma Roberts
as Young Kristina Jung
James King
as Kristina Jung

Crew

Ted Demme
Director
Ted Demme
Producer
Denis Leary
Producer
Joel Stillerman
Producer
Nick Cassavetes
Screenwriter
David McKenna
Screenwriter
Ellen Kuras
Cinematographer
Amanda Scheer-Demme
Musical Direction/Supervision
Allan Byer
Composer (Music Score)
Graeme Revell
Composer (Music Score)
Kevin Tent
Editor
Michael Z. Hanan
Production Designer
David Ensley
Art Director
Bernardo Trujillo
Art Director
Michael De Luca
Co-producer
Georgia Kacandes
Co-producer
Hillary Sherman
Associate Producer
Susan McNamara
Associate Producer
Tracy Falco
Associate Producer
Michael De Luca
Executive Producer
Georgia Kacandes
Executive Producer
Douglas Mowat
Set Designer
Maria Baker
Set Designer
Bill Taliaferro
Set Designer
Melo Hinojosa
Set Designer
Mark Bridges
Costume Designer
Melo Hinojosa
Set Decorator
Douglas Mowat
Set Decorator
Allan Byer
Sound/Sound Designer
Nicholas C. Mastandrea
First Assistant Director
Avy Kaufman
Casting
Mark Stoeckinger
Supervising Sound Editor
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