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.

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  1. David McKenna


  2. Nick Cassavetes


  3. Ted Demme


Top Billed Cast

  1. Johnny Depp

    Johnny Depp

    George Jung

  2. Penélope Cruz

    Penélope Cruz

    Mirtha Jung

  3. Ethan Suplee

    Ethan Suplee


  4. Ray Liotta

    Ray Liotta

    Fred Jung

  5. Franka Potente

    Franka Potente

    Barbara Buckley

  6. Rachel Griffiths

    Rachel Griffiths

    Ermine Jung

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 2h 4m

Budget $53,000,000.00

Revenue $83,282,296.00

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Release Information

  • April 5, 2001
    R, Theatrical



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