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- Additional Details
- Format: Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
- Rating: Not Rated
- Number of Discs: 1
- Run Time: 50 Minutes
- Region: Region 1
- Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
- Language: English
- Studio: History Channel
- DVD Release Date: April 6, 2004
Plunge into the wild world of George Jung, drug smuggler extraordinaire and the inspiration for the Johnny Depp film Blow.
- See how Jung became one of the most prolific smugglers of his time, and how he was finally brought down.
- Narrated by author Bruce Porter, whose bestseller chronicled Jung's turbulent career.
When drugs dominated the party scene in the late '70s, George Jung was the king of cocaine. In 1976, Jung and his partner, Carlos Lehder, started importing cocaine directly from Columbia, cutting out Mexican middlemen and bringing it in via private airplanes flying low to avoid radar detection. By 1977, the pair were smuggling 800 kilos a month to fuel America's unquenchable thirst for the high life.
Bruce Porter, whose book Blow is a true-crime classic, details every step of Jung's turbulent criminal career. Porter reveals how Jung went from shuttling marijuana across the country to bringing in hundreds of millions of dollars of cocaine in a single flight.
This is a riveting look at the rise and fall of one of the most influential criminals of his era, told by the man who wrote the book.