Blow


2h 4m 2001

Brief Synopsis

Based on the true story of how powder cocaine turned into America's biggest drug problem and how one man from the blue-collar suburbs became the 35 billion-dollar-a-year conduit to the Colombian cartels. George Jung pursued what he thought was the American Dream. Rather than become just another cons

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Genre
Adaptation
Biography
Crime
Drama
Latino
Period
Release Date
2001
Distribution Company
NEW LINE CINEMA (NEW LINE)
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA; Mexico

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 4m

Synopsis

Based on the true story of how powder cocaine turned into America's biggest drug problem and how one man from the blue-collar suburbs became the 35 billion-dollar-a-year conduit to the Colombian cartels. George Jung pursued what he thought was the American Dream. Rather than become just another construction worker like his father, George moves to California where he discovers the profitable pleasures of selling marijuana. A spell in prison introduces him to big-time Colombian dealers, and soon George is involved with their plan to export tons of cocaine to American shores. He becomes fabulously wealthy, but takes a dizzying fall that knocks him out of the underworld.

Crew

Ruben Abarca

Other

Clara Acosta

Special Thanks To

Wolfgang Aicholz

Other

Alfred Ainsworth

Video Assist/Playback

Brandon Ainsworth

Other

Pamela Alch

Script Supervisor

Steve Allen

Song

Damon Allison

Other

Luis Ambriz

Special Effects Assistant

Al Ambrosio

Grip

Eric Amdahl

Music

Kousuke Ami

Song

Paul Thomas Anderson

Special Thanks To

Cesar Angobaldo

Transportation Captain

Paul Anka

Song

Tony Ardito

Driver

Gerardo Arellano

Production Auditor

Giorgio Armani

Special Thanks To

Louis Armstrong

Song Performer

Bryan Ashford

Dolly Grip

Brian Edward Avery

Stunts

Joni Avery

Stunts

Rick Avery

Stunt Coordinator

Randy Babchuck

Best Boy

Maria Baker

Set Designer

Juan Carlos Ballesteros

Caterer

Lori A Balton

Location Scout

Jesus Rodriguez Barajas

Key Grip

Julio Barcenas

Location Assistant

Pedro Barroeta

Other

Ron Bedrosian

Adr Mixer

Lisa Behlendorf

Post-Production Accountant

John Beran

Grip

Anne Berger

Assistant Director

David Berman

Editorial Production Assistant

Brian Besham

Adr

Nick Blasi

Stand-In

Deborah 'cha' Blevins

Costume Supervisor

Judith Blinick

Accounting Assistant

Robert Bolanowski

Special Effects

Ron Bolanowski

Special Effects Coordinator

Steve Borgese

Other

Beth Bowling

Casting Associate

Timothy L Braniff

Storyboard Artist

Mark Bridges

Costume Designer

Alan Broberg

Driver

Paul Broucek

Music

Kerry Brown

Song Performer

Kerry Brown

Song

Allan Byer

Sound Mixer

Robert Byrd

Song

Alejandro Cairo

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Toy Caldwell

Song

Mariano Caranco

Unit Production Manager

Erik Carter

Other

Laurie Cartwright

Other

Harry Wayne Casey

Song

John C Casey

Costume Supervisor

Nick Cassavetes

Screenplay

R Chris Cavaliere

Craft Service

James Chamberlain

Driver

Caryn Cheever

Accountant

David T Chong

Driver

Jamie Christopherson

Audio

Eric Clapton

Song

Amiee Clark

Art Assistant

Allen Collins

Song

Gail Collins

Song

Steve Constancio

Set Costumer

Martin Corkidi

Production Assistant

Ernesto Cortazar

Song

Nikka Costa

Song

Nikka Costa

Song Performer

Peter Costelli

Assistant Location Manager

Jason Cox

Set Production Assistant

Allison Crane

Office Assistant

Rosemary Cremona

Assistant Director

Kimberly Crockett

Set Production Assistant

Steve Cropper

Song

Cameron Croughwell

Stunts

Vic Cuccia

Driver

Mark Curry

Other

Patrick Cyccone Jr.

Rerecording

James D'amica

Driver

Tom Dailey

Assistant Editor

Jeff Damal

On-Set Dresser

Buck Damon

Music Supervisor

Fermin Davalos

Assistant Location Manager

Jesus Rodriguez Davalos

Rigging Gaffer

Juan De La Fuente

Other

Michael De Luca

Executive Producer

Vince Deamicis

Driver

Christi Dembrowski

Assistant

Ted Demme

Producer

John G Dolphin

Song

Jessica Drake

Dialogue Coach

Michael Duenas

Special Effects

Donald Dunn

Song

Kitty Dutton

Driver

Bob Dylan

Song

Jenny Eagan

Costumes

Jeff Egan

Medic

Rick Eggers

Other

Karen Eisenstadt

Production Accountant

Ross Ellis

Driver

Victor Ennis

Supervising Sound Editor

Adrian Enriquez

Location Assistant

David Ensley

Art Director

Manuel Gonzales Esperon

Song

Tracy Falco

Associate Producer

Mike Fantasia

Location Manager

Maureen Farley

Property Master

Gianfranco Ferre

Special Thanks To

Brigitte Ferry

Costumes

Richard Finch

Song

Eric Flickinger

Sound Dubbing

Francisco Cardenas Flores

Song

John Follmer

Production

Richard Ford

Music Editor

Camille Freer

Camera Assistant

Richard Garcia

Special Thanks To

Agnes Gardette

Production Coordinator

Kristen Gassner

Other

Nerses Gezalyan

Foley Mixer

David Gene Gibbs

Stunt Man

Emily Glatter

Production Coordinator

Oscar Gomez

Best Boy

Armando Gonzales

Other

Cheryl Gould

On-Set Dresser

Rob J Greenlea

Grip

Lance Gunnin

Other

Javier Gunther

Transportation Coordinator

Woody Guthrie

Song

Emilio Gutierrez

Song

Enrique Guzman

Song Performer

Steve Hagberg

Construction Coordinator

Michael Z. Hanan

Production Designer

Barbara Harris

Adr Voice Casting

Laura Harris

Audio

Anita Hart

Stunts

Paul Haslinger

Music

Sarah Hendler

Assistant

Elsa Hermoso

Auditor

Phil Hess

Foley Editor

Mildred Hill

Song

Patty Hill

Song

Melo Hinojosa

Set Decorator

Justin Holdsworth

Other

Buck Holland

Driver

Desne Holland

Makeup Artist

Chris Howell

Stunts

Barry Hutchins

Other

Alan Jackson

Song

Marc Jacobs

Production

Mick Jagger

Song

Simon James

Music Contractor

Whitney James

Makeup Supervisor

Joe Janusek

Key Grip

Sal Jenko

Special Thanks To

Daniel R. Jennings

Assistant Art Director

Bernardo Jimenez

Other

Tish Johnson

Accountant

Booker T. Jones

Song

Danya Joseph

Assistant Editor

Charles Jourdan

Special Thanks To

Kristina Sunshine Jung

Special Thanks To

Mirtha Jung

Special Thanks To

Georgia Kacandes

Unit Production Manager

Georgia Kacandes

Executive Producer

Steve Kagan

Other

Avy Kaufman

Casting

Mark S. Kaufman

Music

Michael Keller

Rerecording

Jamie Kelman

Makeup Artist

Adam H Khalid

Art Assistant

Melissa Helen Kinnicutt

Assistant Production Coordinator

Elizabeth Kirkscey

Assistant

Alex Klabukov

Grip

Jeff Kluttz

Key Rigging Grip

Ellen Kuras

Other

Ellen Kuras

Director Of Photography

Ron Lane

Song

Leslie Langs

Music

Carlos Larios

Production Assistant

Kim Larsen

Props Assistant

Randlett King Lawrence

Other

Denis Leary

Producer

Huddie Ledbetter

Song

Steven Lee

Assistant Location Manager

Craig Lietzke

Driver

Bill Liversage

Driver

Gloria Lozano

Location Manager

Jose Ludlow

Line Producer

Randy Luna

Driver

Michael Lyon

Other

Heather Macphee

2-D Artist

Stacie Manning

2-D Artist

Maria Mantia

Assistant Director

John Marcello

Special Thanks To

Money Mark

Song

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Genre
Adaptation
Biography
Crime
Drama
Latino
Period
Release Date
2001
Distribution Company
NEW LINE CINEMA (NEW LINE)
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA; Mexico

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 4m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Nominated for the 2001 Award for Best Costume Design in a Feature Film - Period/Fantasy from the Costume Designers Guild (CDG).

Released in United States Spring April 6, 2001

Released in United States 2001

Released in United States March 2001

Released in United States July 2001

Shown at Deauville Festival of American Film (Avant Premieres/Previews) August 31 - September 9, 2001.

Shown at South by Southwest (SXSW) Film Festival in Austin, Texas March 9-17, 2001.

Shown at Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (in competition) July 5-14, 2001.

Based on the book "Blow: How a Small Town Boy Made $100 Million with the Medellín Cocaine Cartel and Lost It All" by Bruce Porter; published by Harper Collins in 1993.

Spanky Pictures is Ted Demme's production company.

Apostle Pictures is Denis Leary's production company.

Released in United States Spring April 6, 2001

Released in United States 2001 (Shown at Deauville Festival of American Film (Avant Premieres/Previews) August 31 - September 9, 2001.)

Released in United States March 2001 (Shown at South by Southwest (SXSW) Film Festival in Austin, Texas March 9-17, 2001.)

Completed shooting April 28, 2000.

Released in United States July 2001 (Shown at Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (in competition) July 5-14, 2001.)

Began shooting February 1, 2000.