History Film / Blow

7th May '17 4:45:43 AM creader
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* DisappearedDad: George becomes this after being busted with cocaine in his car and sentenced to three years in jail. Naturally, when they meet again, Kristina is not all that thrilled to bond with her dad...at first. Unfortunately, he comes this again after he is betrayed by his team and is sentenced to 60 years in jail.

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* DisappearedDad: George becomes this after being busted with cocaine in his car and sentenced to three years in jail. Naturally, when they meet again, Kristina is not all that thrilled to bond with her dad...at first. Unfortunately, he comes becomes this again after he is betrayed by his team and is sentenced to 60 years in jail.



* GeneratrionXerox: Unfortunately, George continues the pattern of his parents' dysfunctional marriage after marrying Mirtha.

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* GeneratrionXerox: GenerationXerox: Unfortunately, George continues the pattern of his parents' dysfunctional marriage after marrying Mirtha.



** George tells Mirtha to stop snorting cocain since she's pregnant even though he does the same thing. Mirtha even calls him out on it.

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** George tells Mirtha to stop snorting cocain cocaine since she's pregnant even though he does the same thing. Mirtha even calls him out on it.
30th Mar '17 6:54:04 PM creader
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* BirdsOfAFeather: George has this with both of Barbara and Mirtha.


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* FollowTheLeader: InUniverse and Discussed. George points out that if musicians and actors start doing cocaine, everyone else will follow.


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* GoodParents: Deconstructed. While Fred was a loving and caring father for George during his childhood, it didn't change the dysfunctional environment his son grew up in.


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* YourCheatingHeart: Mirtha and George became a couple while she was still married.
30th Mar '17 6:42:52 PM creader
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* AwfulWeddedLife:
** Fred and Ermine didn't have a happy marriage. Ermine would always complain that Fred didn't make enough money for her liking and she would leave every now and then to get away from it all. And no matter what, Fred forgave her.
** After getting busted at his birthday and learning that his money was gone, George and Mirtha become this. While she didn't leave like Ermine, Mirtha didn't hide her bitterness over not having the money they used to.



* DisappearedDad: George becomes this after being busted with cocaine in his car and sentenced to three years in jail. Naturally, when they meet again, Kristina is not all that thrilled to bond with her dad...at first. Unfortunately, he comes this again after he is betrayed by his team and is sentenced to 60 years in jail.



* GeneratrionXerox: Unfortunately, George continues the pattern of his parents' dysfunctional marriage after marrying Mirtha.



* {{Greed}}: George's desire to not live a poor life comes to hurt him later on.



* TheMasochismTango: George and Mirtha do spend an awful lot of time fighting. (And there's ''very'' brief flashes of S&M stuff.)

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* LivingEmotionalCrutch: Deconstructed. Kristina becomes George's "heart" and the main reason he stops drug dealing. But after being released from prison the second time, he has to make enough money so he can make alimony and child support for her. Thus, leads him back to drug dealing...leading to being arrested again.
* TheMasochismTango: George and Mirtha do spend an awful lot of time fighting. (And And there's ''very'' brief flashes of S&M stuff.)



* PapaWolf: Deconstructed. George loves Kristina so much he was willing to quit his drug business ''and'' go back to it if it meant he could spend time with her even more.
* ParentsAsPeople: Not one of the Jung parents are perfect people. George's parents are dysfunctional (mom is selfish and leaves from time to time, father always forgives her). Mirtha is a selfish woman like her (ex) mother-in-law. And George may be trying to go straight after the birth of Kristina, but that doesn't erase his mistakes.



* RageToRiches: George goes for a poor kid to a wealthy drug dealer. [[RichesToRags Up until his birthday party...]]

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* RageToRiches: RagsToRiches: George goes for a poor kid to a wealthy drug dealer. [[RichesToRags Up until his birthday party...]]



* RuleOfThree: George is busted three times in the film.

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* RuleOfThree: George is busted sentenced to jail three times in the film.


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* WouldHitAGirl:
** Diego slaps his girlfriend/future wife during an argument.
** Pablo Escobar threatened to harm an informant's wife and family (females included).
* WouldHurtAChild: Pablo Escobar threatened to harm an informant's family (children included).
30th Mar '17 6:28:09 PM creader
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* AdultFear:
** A young George has to go through his selfish mother leaving the family from time to time and his father always forgiving her.
** Both Fred and Ermine have to bitterly accept the fact that their son is a drug dealer.
** Mirtha is doing cocaine while pregnant.
** After getting busted for the second time, George watches the police take his daughter away and put in protective custody.



* AmicableExes: Discussed. After one of their after school walks, George asks Mirtha if they can be on better terms for the sake of Kristina.



* BreakingTheFellowship: George's first drug team. After Barbara's death, they all broke up and went their separate ways.



* FreudianExcuse: The main reason behind George's desire to make money was because his mother would always complain of not having enough of it and walk out on the family. Plus, his father loss his job at some point as well.



* HistoricalBeautyUpdate: The incredibly attractive Johnny Depp as [[http://www.xomba.com/files/images/jung.preview.png George Jung]] (The makeup people do uglify Depp for his final scene.)

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* HistoricalBeautyUpdate: The incredibly attractive Johnny Depp as [[http://www.xomba.com/files/images/jung.preview.png [[http://vz.cnwimg.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/George-Jung.jpg George Jung]] (The makeup people do uglify Depp for his final scene.)



* {{Hypocrite}}:
** George tells Mirtha to stop snorting cocain since she's pregnant even though he does the same thing. Mirtha even calls him out on it.
** When Mirtha visits George in prison and informing him that she plans to divorce him and ask for alimony, she wants some kind of response from him. He replies that he has none since he's in prison. Mirtha then calls him selfish and always thinking about himself...even though she is more selfish than him.



* JerkassHasAPoint: Despite her selfish motive for calling the police to arrest her son, Ermine wasn't wrong on that George had to change his life.



* JerkassHasAPoint: Despite her selfish motive for calling the police to arrest her son, Ermine wasn't wrong on that George had to change his life.


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* {{Narrator}}: George narrates the entire story.
* PetTheDog: With all the selfish attitude she exhibits, Mirtha genuinely asks George if he's okay after he drops of their daughter.


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* RageToRiches: George goes for a poor kid to a wealthy drug dealer. [[RichesToRags Up until his birthday party...]]
* RichesToRags: After getting busted for the second time at his birthday party, all of the money George got from his drug dealing days were gone.


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* SecondLove: Mirtha is this to George, but it didn't work out since she divorced while he was in prison.


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* TimeSkip: ''A lot'' of them during the movie, ranging from days to years.
* UptownGirl: In the intro, it was mentioned that Ermine came from a higher social status than Fred. This is deconstructed since the lack of her husband making a lot of money was the main reason their marriage and family life was dysfunctional.


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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: George's childhood friend and former weed partner, Tuna, is never seen again. It was mentioned by George he stayed in Mexico after Barbara's death, but his life afterwards is a mystery.
30th Mar '17 6:03:40 PM creader
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* {{Biopic}}

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* {{Biopic}}{{Biopic}}: Of drug dealer, George Hung.



* CoolCar : A fleet of them in George and Mirtha's yard.

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* CoolCar : CoolCar: A fleet of them in George and Mirtha's yard.



* DomesticAbuser: Diego slapped his girlfriend/future wife during an argument.



* FirstLove: George's first girlfriend, Barbara, was this for him and her death took a toll on him.



* HistoricalBeautyUpdate: The incredibly attractive Johnny Depp as [[http://www.xomba.com/files/images/jung.preview.png George Jung]] (The makeup people do uglify Depp for his final scene.)
* 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.



* TheMasochismTango: George and Mirtha do spend an awful lot of time fighting. (And there's ''very'' brief flashes of S&M stuff.)
* HistoricalBeautyUpdate: The incredibly attractive Johnny Depp as [[http://www.xomba.com/files/images/jung.preview.png George Jung]] (The makeup people do uglify Depp for his final scene.)
* 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.

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* TheMasochismTango: George and Mirtha do spend an awful lot of time fighting. (And there's ''very'' brief flashes of S&M stuff.)
* HistoricalBeautyUpdate: The incredibly attractive Johnny Depp as [[http://www.xomba.com/files/images/jung.preview.png George Jung]] (The makeup people do uglify Depp for his final scene.)
* HonorAmongThieves : George
IHaveNoSon: George's mom is a criminal, but takes care of his friends. He brings more money than promised to not happy about the pot farmer, and way he says to Escobar that he won't do anything without Diego. makes a living.
* IllGirl: Barbara, George' girlfriend, died of cancer.



* IHaveNoSon: George's Mom is not happy about the way he makes a living.
* KubrickStare : A less menacing version, when George is busted for the last time.
* AMinorKidroduction
* PoolScene : When George buys his first house in Mexico.
* PowerWalk : Creator/JohnnyDepp in a white turtleneck and trench coat, rockin' 70s sideburns, to "Black Betty." [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kj22LOCN6FM Ram-a-lam]].
* ShoutOut : Johnny Depp driving realllyyy fast through the [[Literature/FearAndLoathingInLasVegas desert with a vehicle full of dope]].

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* IHaveNoSon: George's Mom is not happy ItsAllAboutMe: Ermine has a ''huge'' case of this. She would always complain about Fred not making enough money for ''her'' (not for the way he makes family). And the main reason she called the cops on her son was because of how embarrassing it was for ''her'' to have a living.
drug-dealing son.
* KubrickStare : KubrickStare: A less menacing version, when George is busted for the last time.
* AMinorKidroduction
JerkassHasAPoint: Despite her selfish motive for calling the police to arrest her son, Ermine wasn't wrong on that George had to change his life.
* PoolScene : TheMasochismTango: George and Mirtha do spend an awful lot of time fighting. (And there's ''very'' brief flashes of S&M stuff.)
* AMinorKidroduction: Besides the small moment of HowWeGotHere, the film opens up with a young George and why he never wanted to be poor.
* PoolScene:
When George buys his first house in Mexico.
* PowerWalk : PowerWalk: Creator/JohnnyDepp in a white turtleneck and trench coat, rockin' 70s sideburns, to "Black Betty." [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kj22LOCN6FM Ram-a-lam]].
* ShoutOut : RuleOfThree: George is busted three times in the film.
* ShoutOut:
Johnny Depp driving realllyyy fast through the [[Literature/FearAndLoathingInLasVegas desert with a vehicle full of dope]].
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.
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