Blow Movie Review 2001

Information and Film Reviews for Blow the Movie

Staff rating


Visitor rating
3.0 4.0 from 1 reviews

Memorable, visually stunning, true story of cocaine entrepreneur George Jung features, at its best, stellar performances (especially from Reubens, Cruz, and Depp), and at its worst, a "Goodfellas" meets "Traffic" familiarity. Epic follows Jung (Depp) from his humble New England beginnings through his California surfer-bum days, to his rise and fall as America's biggest cocaine pipeline of the '70s and '80s without judging him or his lifestyle, although it does tend to sympathize with his family issues with mom, dad, and his own child.

Distribution

New Line Home Video, 116 N. Robertson Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90048, Phone: (310)854-5811, Fax: (310)854-1824, URL: http://www.newline.com, Remarks: Does not handle retail queries from consumers; contact your local video distributor.

Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 124 minutes.
Originally from United States.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Drug Use & Abuse, Period Piece: 1970s, Period Piece: 1980s, L.A., Smuggler's Blues, True Stories, This Is Your Life, Parenthood, Men in Prison
Screenplay
David McKenna, Nick Cassavetes
Cast
Johnny Depp, Penelope Cruz, Jordi Molla, Franka Potente, Rachel Griffiths, Ray Liotta, Ethan Suplee, Paul (Pee-wee Herman) Reubens, Max Perlich, Clifford Curtis, Miguel (Michael) Sandoval, Kevin Gage, Jesse James, Dan Ferro, Emma Roberts, Bob(cat) Goldthwait, Jaime (James) King
Cinematography
Ellen Kuras
Director
Ted (Edward) Demme
Music
Graeme Revell
Other
Allan Byer, Amanda Scheer Demme, Kevin Tent, David Ensle, Bernardo Trujillo, Mark Bridges
Producer
Ted Demme, Joel Stiller, Denis Leary, Apostle Pictures, Spanky Pictures, New Line Cinema

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