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.
This movie definitely shows how you can rise to the top and fall. This movie shows how ridiculous the drug laws are in this country. You get more time for smuggling cocaine into the country than you do for murdering someone. This judicial system needs to get its priorities straight and lock up the murderers and rapist and not the drug dealers for most of their lives. The movie had good acting and was entertaining. The movie is based on true events so that makes it more interesting of a watch. 6.5/10