George Jung, one of the largest drug traffickers in American history, was released from prison on Monday after almost 20 years in jail. Jung was the subject of the popular 2001 Johnny Depp film Blow, which ends with the sad scene above of Jung admitting that his daughter was the best thing in his life.
But who is his daughter? And how is their relationship now that her father is free?
Here is what you need to know about Kristina Jung, George Jung’s daughter:
1. Since His Release, George Jung Has Reconnected With His Daughter
After his release from a New Jersey federal prison on Monday, George Jung was transported to San Francisco to a California halfway house in order to adjust to free living. TMZ reports that Jung and his daughter have spoken by phone since his release. Their reconciliation reportedly began a couple of years ago.
Jung’s representatives say the two plan to see each other in the “near future.”
2. The Final Scene of ‘Blow’ Says She Never Visited Him in Prison
When the film was released in 2001, Jung had already been in federal prison for seven years. The film’s tragic ending shows Depp, playing George Jung, wishing he has spent more time with his daughter and imagining an emotional reconciliation scene.
As the lonely and depressed Jung walks back into the prison from the yard, text reveals that in those seven years of imprisonment, his daughter never came to visit him. You can see that image from the film above.
3. Emma Roberts Played Her in the Movie
The film shows George Jung attempting to balance the raising of his young daughter with his international cocaine smuggling business in the 1980s. The young Kristina Jung is played by Emma Roberts, who went on to become a star of both film and television. At the time, Roberts was only 10 years old, and her appearance in Blow was her first film role.
The real Kristina Jung reportedly filmed a cameo in the movie, but her scenes were removed.
4. Kristina Jung Identifies Herself on Facebook as a ‘Writer & Poetess’
On a Facebook page identified as belonging to Kristina Sunshine Jung, she calls herself as a “Writer and Poetess.” Her page, which she admittedly does not check often, has been inundated with comments from people discussing the release of her father.
She has remained out of the public eye since her father’s imprisonment.
5. Her Father Imported 85% of America’s Cocaine in the ’70s & ’80s
After meeting Colombian drug dealer Carlos Lehder in prison in Connecticut, Jung went into the cocaine business with his former bunkmate, taking trips to Colombia and convincing people to carry cocaine-filled suitcases from certain areas of the Caribbean. Capitalizing on America’s surging appetite for cocaine, Jung’s business exploded.
Between the late 1970s and early ’80s, Jung claimed he was suppling 85 percent of the cocaine in America.
According to Celebrity Net Worth, at his peak Jung was pulling in $15 million per drug run.
You can watch a documentary about his life above.
George Jung, the famous cocaine kingpin from the Johnny Depp Movie Blow, is out of prison after almost 20 years.Click here to read more