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4 Apr 2001

2 hr 4 min

Crime, Drama

Based on a True Story.
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.


Status: Released
Country: USA
Language: English
Awards: 2 wins & 9 nominations.
Budget: $53M


Ted Demme


Ted Demme (Producer)
Denis Leary (Producer)
Susan McNamara (Associate Producer)
Jose Ludlow (Line Producer)
Georgia Kacandes (Executive Producer)
Tracy Falco (Associate Producer)
Michael De Luca (Executive Producer)
Hillary Sherman (Associate Producer)
Joel Stillerman (Producer)
Tomás Krejcí (Producer)



Production Companies

New Line Cinema


Johnny Depp (as George Jung)
Penélope Cruz (as Mirtha Jung)
Ethan Suplee (as Tuna)
Ray Liotta (as Fred Jung)
Franka Potente (as Barbara Buckley)
Rachel Griffiths (as Ermine Jung)
Paul Reubens (as Derek Foreal)
Jordi Mollà (as Diego Delgado)
Cliff Curtis (as Pablo Escobar)
Miguel Sandoval (as Augusto Oliveras)
Kevin Gage (as Leon Minghella)
Max Perlich (as Kevin Dulli)
Jesse James (as Young George)
Lola Glaudini (as Rada)
Emma Roberts (as Young Kristina Jung)
Jaime King (as Kristina Jung)
Miguel Pérez (as Alessandro)
Dan Ferro (as Cesar Toban)
Tony Amendola (as Sanchez)
Bobcat Goldthwait (as Mr. T)
Michael Tucci (as Dr. Bay)
Monet Mazur (as Maria)
Jennifer Gimenez (as Inez)
Julia Vera (as Clara Blanca)
Elizabeth Rodriguez (as Martha Oliveras)
Ted Demme (as Archie Sigmond)
John Harrington Bland (as FBI Waiter #1)
Brantley Bush (as FBI Waiter #3)
Jimmy Burke (as FBI Waiter #4)
Genevieve Maylam (as Beach Woman #1)
Tracy Falco (as Beach Woman #2)
Pamela Abdy (as Beach Woman #3)
Kevin Chapman (as DEA Eastham)
Daniel Escobar (as Emilio Ochoa)



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