You may be asking who is George Jung? George Jung, more commonly known as Boston George, was born in Boston, Massachusetts and raised in Weymouth. He started out as a marijuana smuggler in the 1960s with his friend Moe Petracco, importing hundreds of pounds from Mexico, stealing airplanes, and flying from Puerto Vallarta to California. After quite a while his business grew to the point where he was making over $100,000 a month and had started using professional pilots; he was eventually arrested in Chicago with 660 pounds of marijuana at the Playboy Club. His “buyer” had been busted and set him up.
Next will be why is he on my blog? If you’ve seen the movie Blow, you might get it. This movie is starring Johnny Depp as Mr. Jung. I won’t forget the part where he was making a record tape from the prison to send to his father. “I remember when I was 10 and you told me money isn’t real. I’m 45 years old and I finally understand what you want to say.” His father very old but still sane, cries as he listens to the record. As if he’s listening to the voice of his little son, not to a convicted coccaine dealer.
Jung in the movie, broke his ‘heart’, which is referred to Kristina Sunshine Jung, his only daughter. She was his light, and what kept him going. Leaving Kristina waiting with his promise to move in to California while he got setup with his old friends to get arrested again. Just the moment when he thought he’ll be starting a new life with his kid, is the moment it all ended in prison.
This movie is a classic one. A two thumbs up.