Radical and revealing, this biographical drama delves into the life of George Jung, who grows up in a family going through a financial crisis in the 1950's. When George is just 10 years old, his father goes bankrupt and loses everything.
The young George is deeply affected by this event and 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.
Did you know?
A lot of Johnny Depp's dialogue was improvised, including the scene where they are trying to find a place to put all their money from selling coke and his line "We're gonna need a bigger boat" (a quote from Jaws (1975)). Read More