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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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61.

backofftmz    

Hes headed to find his hidden money stash

54 days ago
62.

Jim    

Great movie, if you haven't seen it, I suggest you check it out.

54 days ago
63.

B4-I-FU-RU-18?    

Dude resembles Ozzie Osbourne.

54 days ago
64.

FREEDOM    

THE MAN HAD TOTAL CONTROL. A WHITE MAN, WAY COOL.

54 days ago
65.

FREEDOM    

BLACK PEOPLE KILL AND GET PROBATION.

54 days ago
66.

FREEDOM    

HE COULD HAVE BEEN A BILLIONAIRE . SNITCHES SUCK.

54 days ago
67.

Joel_Don    

I hope he finds his daughter and hopefully they can be in one anothers lives.. #goodluck

54 days ago
68.

itsfunnycuzitstrue    

Yoooo. U got any?

54 days ago
69.

JungBumHaha    

This man is a legend. Regards from Germany :D

52 days ago
70.

stevekentohm    

I wonder what he might have accomplished had he applied the same zeal to a profession that isn't illegal

52 days ago
71.

PearlJam20    

Best of luck George! Trust no one. Watch out for all the low life rats!!!

52 days ago
72.

billydkid    

I take my hat off to you Mr Jung I wish I had them kinda plugs

51 days ago
73.

Kira    

I don't understand how come he has been given a free trip back to the West Coast, most likely Los Angeles, for his halfway house stint of his sentence, and not made to reside at a halfway house in NJ

40 days ago
74.

whitezombie    

ya!!!!!!

39 days ago
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