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Release Date: April 04, 2001

Year    :   2001
Slogan    :   «Based on a True Story.»
Genres    :   Crime, Drama
Production Companies    :   New Line Cinema
Director    :   Ted Demme
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
RunTime    :   124 mins.
Budget    :   53000000
Revenue    :   83282296

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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