History Film / Blow

19th Feb '17 11:49:05 AM Mdumas43073
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'''''Blow''''' is a {{Biopic}} about the life of George Jung, a cocaine dealer from the 1970's. Starring Creator/JohnnyDepp, Franka Potente, Creator/PenelopeCruz, and Paul Reubens.

This film portrays the main events in George Jung's life. The film begins in the early 1950's, where George's father goes into bankruptcy, and George vows to himself that he will never be poor like his father. Next we see George move to Southern California, where he and his friend Tuna discover the profitable business of dealing marijuana. George goes on to delve deeper and deeper into the business of drug dealing, which results in great wealth, but disastrous consequences.

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'''''Blow''''' ''Blow'' is a 2001 {{Biopic}} about the life of George Jung, a cocaine dealer from the 1970's.1970s. Starring Creator/JohnnyDepp, Franka Potente, Creator/PenelopeCruz, and Paul Reubens.

This film portrays the main events in George Jung's life. The film begins in the early 1950's, 1950s, where George's father goes into bankruptcy, and George vows to himself that he will never be poor like his father. Next we see George move to Southern California, where he and his friend Tuna discover the profitable business of dealing marijuana. George goes on to delve deeper and deeper into the business of drug dealing, which results in great wealth, but disastrous consequences.


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23rd Sep '16 7:39:13 AM TTFan
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* FollowTheLeader : Discussed. George points out that if musicians and actors start doing cocaine, everyone else will follow.
24th Jan '16 4:43:18 PM creader
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* BeingPersonalIsntProfessional: Derek Foreal's attitude towards George [[spoiler:while taking part in his betrayal.]]



* DrugsAreBad: The message that people should take from the film. By the same token, despite George's having to ultimately pay for his sins, it makes the [[UsefulNotes/TheAmericanDream ritzy lifestyle]] look awfully [[MisaimedFandom tempting]].



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8th Dec '15 9:16:49 AM DivineDeath
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* DownerEnding: George loses everything over the course of his journey: his wealth, his family, his wife, and he's sentenced to 60 years in prison just as he was beginning to bond with his daughter.


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* VillainProtagonist: While George is a friendly, honorable, and loyal guy, he's still a drug dealer whose actions accelerated the cocaine trade in the United States.
13th Sep '15 12:27:40 AM shamblingdead2
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* KubrickStare : A less menacing version, when George is busted for the last time.
12th Sep '15 11:49:57 PM shamblingdead2
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* CoolCar : A fleet of them in George and Mirtha's yard.
12th Sep '15 11:47:21 PM shamblingdead2
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* FollowTheLeader : Discussed. George points out that if musicians and actors start doing cocaine, everyone else will follow.
12th Sep '15 11:40:56 PM shamblingdead2
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* HonorAmongThieves : George is a criminal, but takes care of his friends. He brings more money than promised to the pot farmer, and he says to Escobar that he won't do anything without Diego.
12th Sep '15 10:57:54 PM shamblingdead2
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* ShoutOut : Johnny Depp driving realllyyy fast through the [[Literature/FearAndLoathingInLasVegas desert with a vehicle full of dope]].
12th Sep '15 10:55:35 PM shamblingdead2
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** George's family is pretty bad, between his occasionally MissingMom and his dad being a HenpeckedHusband.
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