About the film
1970s war on drugs drug addiction drug traffic drug smuggle rise and fall
Release Date: April 04, 2001
|Slogan||:||«Based on a True Story.»|
|Production Companies||:||New Line Cinema|
|Producers||:||Denis Leary, Avy Kaufman, Georgia Kacandes, Michael De Luca, Susan McNamara, Susan McNamara, Ted Demme, Tracy Falco, Jose Ludlow, Hillary Sherman, Joel Stillerman, Tomáš Krejčí|
|Writers||:||David McKenna, Nick Cassavetes, Bruce Porter|
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.