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Depp's 'Blow' Inspiration

RELEASED From Prison

After Almost 20 Years Behind Bars

6/2/2014 8:11 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

George Jung Released From Prison

George Jung -- the prolific cocaine smuggler portrayed by Johnny Depp in the movie “Blow -- has been released from prison after serving almost 20 years behind bars -- and TMZ has a pic of his first moments of freedom. 

Jung (now 71-years-old) was doing time at FCI Fort Dix in New Jersey and was supposed to be released in November ... but for some reason the ex-drug smuggler got out early.

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For those of you who haven't seen the movie ... Jung was one of the biggest coke dealers of the '70s and '80s -- and was said to be responsible for roughly 89% of cocaine smuggled into the country at the time. 

Sources tell us Jung is being released to a half-way house on the West Coast ... where he'll receive help transitioning back into society.  

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JermaineJacksonsHairline    

I hope he doesn't go back for trying to smuggle medical marijuana to southern states.

60 days ago
17.

thatsvagtastic    

Mmmm makes me wanna go blow some lines

60 days ago
18.

imdaman    

Yay he's finally free I remember when coke was really good in the 80s now days its trash well I better start celebrating ima go toke 1 up

60 days ago
19.

stoph8n    

Im pretty sure that man has money stashed somewhere

60 days ago
20.

Woot    

Welcome back, George!

60 days ago
21.

ams165    

Hope he doesn't blow it on the outside....

60 days ago
22.

Heidi    

I loved this movie & yestereday it was on television & watched again..... Interesting that this headline is here this morning, however, happy it is....... I do hope he is able to reconnect with his daughter...... Wish him the best.....

60 days ago
23.

CelebJustice    

Guess they ran out of illegal aliens and rapists to release. Hope he reconcile with the family he has left.

60 days ago
24.

dguerra    

Boston George!

60 days ago
25.

rcytrcy01@yahoo.com    

That was a good movie.

60 days ago
26.

JBIZ    

MY ROOMIES BROTHER BANGED EVERYONE WOMAN WHO MADE MONEY OFF THESE STUPID SPAM COMMENTS THAT ONLY SHOW UP ON TMZ. THATS A LOT OF BANGING

60 days ago
27.

Rigby    

Lol fort dix? Proper name for a prison hahaha

60 days ago
28.

godislove    

I think that's great he should be giving a chance to live free ..they need to worry about catching more up to date drug smugs..

60 days ago
29.

SKiNET HD    

Good to see him get out, and I hope him and his Daughter are at least on SPEAKING terms. Otherwise, HAPPY ENDING FOR ALL!!!

60 days ago
30.

Kevin    

For those not busy on the internet making dope dealer wages, try reading the BOOK. Fascinating!

60 days ago
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