Blow

Factual error: The year is 1969 when they steal the first aircraft (single engine Cessna), and there is a 757 taking off in the background. The 757 first flew on 02-19-82. (00:22:05)

Factual error: There is a reference to Hampshire College in a section of the film dealing with opening the drug trade on the east coast. The date is 1968 when the event occurs. Hampshire College was not founded until 1970.

Factual error: When George and Tuna travel to Mexico early in the film (set in late 60s at this point) they go to a plantation to buy marijuana. They arrive there in a Volkswagen bus, but this model was manufactured after 1972, known to enthusiasts as a "late bay".

Factual error: When George goes to meet Pablo Escobar, Pablo and George speak in English. As far as I know, the real Pablo Escobar spoke little or no English; certainly not enough to hold a conversation.

Continuity mistake: At the end of the movie just after Johnny Depp makes his last run of drugs back, he is seated at a table with a curtain at his back. The curtain is split open and if you look close you can see someone standing behind the curtain - their hands are clasped together. Then as Johnny Depp goes to the bathroom and comes back the person is still there then he quickly walks away as Johnny Depp sits down.

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George: 15 kilos of cocaine? That's nothing. I piss 15 kilos.

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Question: Considering how small her role was (in relation to the film's running time), why did Penelope Cruz earn second billing behind Johnny Depp?

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Chosen answer: A star's screen time does not equate to what position they are billed at on a film. It generally relates to the selling power of their name. The film's main star would obviously be Depp. Cruz however would still be higher than people like Liotta, Reubens, etc. as her name is more known. It also helps with selling the film to audiences than just a one actor film.

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