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The Preppie Connection (2015)

R | | Crime, Drama | 18 March 2016 (USA)
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A student at a private school uses his connections to establish a drug trafficking network there.

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Joseph Castelo
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Thomas Mann ... Tobias Hammel
Lucy Fry ... Alexis Hayes
Logan Huffman ... Ellis Tynes
Guillermo Arribas ... Fidel
Amy Hargreaves ... Ingrid
Bill Sage ... Mike Hammel
Dylan Blue ... Dennis
Robert Gorrie ... Ben
Jessica Rothe ... Laura
Sam Page ... Mr. Jennings
Hemky Madera ... Raul
Nat DeWolf ... Mr. Gaines
Tom Tammi ... Dr. Fielding
Doug Plaut ... Chuck
Cilda Shaur ... Peg Atherton
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Storyline

Based on a true story of a prep school student who smuggled $300k of uncut cocaine into the US in 1984. THE PREPPIE CONNECTION chronicles the exploits of a group of private school students who ran a drug distribution operation in the early 1980s. The story centers on Toby, the lower-class scholarship student, who uses his street cred and access to drugs to make friends with the popular kids, eventually allowing him to cultivate a drug trafficking network. Toby gets in far over his head as he leads his friends into the dangerous world of Colombian drug cartels.

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Genres:

Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for drug use, language throughout, sexuality/nudity and some violence | See all certifications »

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Country:

Puerto Rico | USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

18 March 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Conexão de Elite See more »

Filming Locations:

Puerto Rico See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,576, 20 March 2016

Gross USA:

$11,558

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$11,558
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

It was hard for Derek Oatis to watch the film saying: "I had a hard time revisiting the stuff. It prompted a return to therapy. I had a huge amount of guilt for what I did to my family. But in a weird way, it helped me process this stuff in a way I never had." See more »

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The music in the club in Colombia is house music that didn't exist in 1984. The first acid (house) tracks appear in 1986 and it wasn't even called acid (house) See more »

Crazy Credits

There is a snippet with Ed Bradley interviewing Derek Oatis during the end credits. Derek Oatis was the real life drug smuggler that this story is based upon. See more »

Connections

Edited from 60 Minutes (1968) See more »

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Undone (Version 2)
Written and performed by Sam Bisbee
bamsamusic (BMI)
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It is an entertaining film about first world problems and drug trafficking
24 March 2016 | by subxerogravitySee all my reviews

Based on a true story, a poor white kid tries to get in good with the rich privileged kids going to a fancy prep school by smuggling in drugs for them to take.

I seen this drug tale before a dozen times, but the film is quite interesting to watch despite. Especially the lead actor Thomas Mann, who became big from Me, Earl, and a Dying Girl. Just like that movie, Mann's character narrates the story, in a very very similar fashion.

Lucy Fry also played an interesting character as well as Logan Huffman who played one of the rich prep school kids. He did a fantastic job of being very unlikable to the point were you like to not like him. very nice.

Worth sitting through.


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