Blow is based on a true story about the life of George Jung, who is a drug trafficking lord. He had set up trafficking cocaine market in the US in the 1970s. When he was a child, George Jung (Johnny Depp) had to witness deflicted family. His parents were always arguing about money and the bankruptcy. George Jung always told himself that he would never suffer the same fate of impoverished parents. So, George left home to California to look for opportunities to get rich.