Did george jung and pablo escobar meet in real life?
Yes. In an interview with Frontline on PBS, George Jung talked about being invited to Pablo Escobar's ranch in Colombia in 1977. He said he snorted coke with Escobar while watching the movie Patton. Later, he witnessed Escobar execute someone who had betrayed him.
Jung made several hundred million dollars smuggling coke for the Medellin Cartel in the 1970s and 1980s. He was arrested several times and was eventually sentenced to 15 years in prison for conspiracy and drug smuggling.
He is currently incarcerated at the Federal Correctional Institute in Fort Dix, New Jersey. His expected release date is in November 2014.