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Kid Cannabis (2014)

Not Rated | | Biography, Comedy, Crime | 18 April 2014 (USA)
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An eighteen year old high school drop out and his twenty-seven year old friend start trafficking marijuana across the border of Canada in order to make money and their lives are changed forever.

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Brendan Butler
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Barry Lerner
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John Grefard
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Giovanni Mendiola
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Alex Arsenault ...
Dustin Lauer
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Patrick Groves (as Jeff C. Ballard)
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Terry Dilliard
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Dylan
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Mike Hunt
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An eighteen year old high school drop out and his twenty-seven year old friend start trafficking marijuana across the border of Canada in order to make money and their lives are changed forever.

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$5,565 (USA) (18 April 2014)

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The license plates on the Idaho vehicles start with 1A, showing that they're registered in Ada County (Boise). If registered in Coeur d'Alene, they'd start with a K for Kootenai County. See more »

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John Grefard: Clint Eastwood is cool, 12 to 20 words a picture, no need to brag.
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Written by D. Porter, R. Greene
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Actually takes the subject matter seriously and depicts it in a, somewhat, realistic way.
18 July 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

'KID CANNABIS': Three and a Half Stars (Out of Five)

Crime drama/comedy flick about a high school dropout who becomes a multimillion-dollar drug lord when he and his friend start trafficking marijuana, from Canada into Idaho. It's based on the true story of Nate Norman, played in the film by Jonathan Daniel Brown (of 'PROJECT X' fame). It costars Kenny Wormald, Aaron Yoo, Amanda Tapping, Ron Perlman and John C. McGinley. The movie was written and directed by John Stockwell and it's based on articles by Mark Binelli and Kevin Taylor. I was surprised to find out the film is not a joke; it actually takes the subject matter seriously and depicts it in a, somewhat, realistic way. It's also funny at times.

Nate Norman (Brown) was an overweight 18-year-old high school dropout, who lived in Coeur D'Alene, Idaho with his mother (Tapping) and kid brother (Mark Hills). He delivered pizzas, not only to support him but his family as well, and loved getting high with his 27-year-old friend Topher (Wormald). One day, while delivering pizzas, he comes up with the idea of smuggling drugs from Canada; by running them through the woods across the border. He asks Topher to partner with him, on his plan, and when the two start making a lot of money, he enlists the help of their other friends as well. Things go really well for the guys until greed and rival drug dealers become a huge problem.

The movie is marketed as a teen sex comedy flick (with a lot of drug use as well). It definitely has a lot of sex, nudity and drug use but it's not a slapstick comedy in any way. There's humor frequently but for the most part it's a pretty serious attempt to depict what life was like for these two, very young, drug dealers. It's raunchy but also brutally violent and suspenseful at times. I found it involving and informative and I like how they didn't make Nate or Topher out to be heroes. Sure they're likable guys, who meant well and didn't really do anything wrong, but they were also greedy and selfish too. The performances are all good and Stockwell does a decent job writing and directing (he's directed other cool B movies like 'BLUE CRUSH' and 'IN THE BLOOD'). I enjoyed this movie and think it's definitely worth a watch.

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