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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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31.

nipples mugee    

There may be a few people this guy still owes money and drug dealers never forget ... Watch your back junkie..

122 days ago
32.

Im A Lawyer    

Dead or back in jail in 10 years or less.... Whats the purpose of getting out???????

122 days ago
33.

virginialove    

Awesome! It was an amazing movie a well. Jbiz responded perfectly to that one person's comment about who was supporting Jung now that he is out before they deleted it. Aha

122 days ago
34.

Politico Pablo    

All Geroge needs is "may get off the ground DC-3, a good load....back in business.

122 days ago
35.

David Araiza    

That's Great, I'm super glad he is out. That's wonderful!

122 days ago
36.

Dane    

People like this deserve respect you ass holes

122 days ago
37.

txlatina2001    

Feds always release 6 months before Projected Release Date into a halfway house, on parole to keep tabs on them. They offer then assistance to get on their feet. It's up to them if they take the help.

122 days ago
38.

KicksandGiggles    

Why glorify some druggie's jail release with this picture like he is some rock star or did something halfway decent?? HE IS A FREAKING DRUG DEALER SMUGGLER THAT HAS DESTROYED COUNTLESS LIVES!!!

Damn TMZ, you guys found a new low!!!

122 days ago
39.

David    

How many lives did he destroy with his cocaine. He shouldn't be out at all. In fact, he should have been terminated for the destructive things he did to people/and society. Soldiers go to war to protect Americans from invaders, and yet, this invader worked internally to destroy the lives of Americans so that he could profit financially. He has no business in our society.

122 days ago
40.

KicksandGiggles    

And all you folks sending warm good luck fuzzies to this drug dealer know damn well if he was of a darker hue, ya'll would be slamming him like I am slamming this one.

122 days ago
41.

TucoH    

He's a s*** like all the rest

122 days ago
42.

TucoH    

Another person with corrupt morals. We pay tribute to. You're all morons.

122 days ago
43.

joe    

Jung made a fatal mistake in his drug dealing. He forgot or more likely didn't know game theory. There is a scene in the movie where his friend walks through a 3 bedroom house with a box of money and comes back saying there is no where to put it cause all the rooms are stacked full of money! Game theory says when there is a path that guarantees a win you take it. This guy made hundreds of millions, but someone else got to spend most of it. Game theory says after hitting 20 million he should of quit. 20 million would of guaranteed him and his family a comfortable life till the day they died.

122 days ago
44.

sideways    

He's my hero, f^$$ you all that can't handle ur drugs, reality sucks!

122 days ago
45.

Joey    

I think the sentence was too long. Now he's in his 70s, how is he going to work to support himself? He probably doesn't have enough $ paid into social security. I hate drugs and don't want my kids to do them, but these drug sentences are ridiculous.

Anyway, dude, good luck!

122 days ago
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