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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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Truth    

SO IF JUNG WAS IN PRISON SINCE HE WAS 51 HOW COME JOHNNY DOUCHE LOOKS LIKE 25?? ENQURIING MINDS... #TRUTH!!

111 days ago
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aemish    

I hope he is able to reconcile with his daughter :(

111 days ago
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Lisa    

For those of you who haven't seen the movie - Seriously? What's next, for those of you who haven't seen Sound of Music..LOL

111 days ago
4.

01void    

He's back in the right area to start up his drug dealing

111 days ago
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Ranch69    

Who the **** cares?

111 days ago
6.

BoXXDr    

I wonder if he has he ever seen the movie?

111 days ago
7.

evansmommy921    

Very good movie!

111 days ago
8.

Cry Baby Crissy    

Good!


Now they have room for Chris Brown.

111 days ago
9.

Grandma Cracker    

He has paid his debt, wish him the best.

111 days ago
10.

teo    

Good thing 4 him.i wonder where is his daughter at now

111 days ago
11.

kitnplayn    

And I believe he is just stupid enough to be proud.

111 days ago
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Captn Poopy Pants    

Love this guy!!

111 days ago
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Captn Poopy Pants    

And of course he's seen the movie. Depp hung out with him in jail. Wish him luck!!

111 days ago
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lavonnep    

Not like he was a killer or anything. He just imported drugs. Not saying that's a good thing but he paid his debt and I'm sure he's learned his lesson. If I was in prison for that long I'd be THRILLED to be out.

111 days ago
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fxbabe    

Don't think he will be getting a social security check. Who it going to be supporting him? Probably us the taxpayers.

111 days ago
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