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?
When George is in the courtroom the first night before he finds out that Barbara's sick, the words that he is reciting to convince the judge that he is innocent are lines from Bob Dylan's song "It Ain't Me Babe" and Woody Guthrie's song "Pretty Boy Floyd". Read More