Blow

Theatrical Release: April 6, 2001
Blow
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Synopsis

In the turbulence of the 1970s, the international drug trade underwent a fast, violent and lucrative revolution — and one ordinary American was at its center. He could have been your next-door neighbor. However, in just a few short years, George Jung, a high-school football star from Small Town USA, single handedly became the world’s premiere importer of cocaine from Colombia’s Medellin cartel, changing the course of an entire generation. This is his rise and fall story.

Dove Review

A true cautionary tale, “Blow” is well acted and poignant. But the producers fail to paint the entire picture of the drug culture. While writers David McKenna and Nick Cassavetes and director Ted Demme focus attention on George Jung’s involvement in making drugs hip and available, they neglect to showcase any victims of this over-indulgent and deadly lifestyle. The film merely deals with the exploiters who got caught up in a hedonistic way of life. Had there been at least one example of a life ruined by cocaine use, we might have seen the film’s protagonist and his accomplices for what they truly were – soulless.

Content Description

Sex: Some sexuality.
Language: 14 profanities and over 114 obscenities.
Violence: A man is shot and wounded.
Drugs: Depicts the making, using and distribution of pot and cocaine; smoking and drinking by the lead characters.
Nudity: Partial female nudity.
Other: A gay character is represented, but he is not involved in any sexual situations.

Info

Company: New Line/Fine Line
Director: Ted Demme
Genre: Action
Runtime: 123 min.
Industry Rating: R
Reviewer: Phil Boatwright