Jay is sent to prison for attempted murder. Once released, he gets involved in a controversial business and struggles with making money and what's right. When tragedy strikes, he finds himself faced with having to make another tough decision.
After waking to find their ankles rigged with proximity triggered bombs, two men find themselves bound together while being forced to play a twisted game of survival as they are hunted by their captors.
Tortured by guilt, Taylor seeks to hide his sin in hopes that it will become another dirty little secret... However, as he begins to see menacing visions and the line between reality and paranoia becomes blurred, his plans quickly unravel.
When a super girly-girl is dumped by her boyfriend; she decides to do everything she can to get him back by building a college gymnastics team, quickly learning that she is capable of a lot more than just getting an MRS degree.
Inspired By True Events - Jay Trotta (Nick Thurston) spends three years in prison for shooting his drug dealer, but uses his time to get sober. Once released, he works hard and finally gets part ownership in a new Hookah Bar. Jay seizes a "new" business opportunity, making and marketing "incense" that is actually a powerful marijuana-like drug. Jay sidesteps the law by marketing he product 'not for human consumption'. Making money hand over fist, Jay brings his oldest friend, Marty, into the business but keeps his girlfriend, April, in the dark, knowing she would not approve. Jay is torn between his conscience and his pocketbook, but when tragedy finally strikes, he must face the moral ramifications of his 'legal' business and make some hard choices about the future. Written by
Magic Flame Productions
A young man has to decide if being rich is worth the guilt of hurting people and losing his best friend
This is a movie that needed to be made and that is was made on a very low budget ($200,000) makes it even more attractive. It's the story of the so called "Synthetic Marijuana" or "Incense" industry that swept the country in the early 2000s to 2013. The writer created the story very loosely around his experiences working in an incense lab packaging the substance as well as his stint in prison for the shooting of a drug dealer. He took his story and then created several characters around it and created a storyline that holds together well. It also holds the audience pretty well too. Basically the story is about this young man's coming of age and his struggle with the ethical and moral side of dealing in something that may be hurting the customers he sold it to. It also deals with the loss of his longest friend as he struggled with the same addictions with drugs that the writer's character dealt with. Nick Thurston did a great job as the key character who decides losing everything is better than being responsible for others losing their lives. The tear jerker ending gives both a feeling of loss and redemption and tied the whole story together in a believable package. However, don't shed too many tears as even though it is written to make it appear that Jay's friend Adam dies in real life it's actually just part of the story that was made up. In fact the two key players did not own the company at all but were just employed by a lab that packaged "Incense." So don't worry over it too much. Do, however, worry about the "incense" business as the statements at the end of the film in that regard are true.
---- At the end of the credit message about drugs there is a memoriam that reads: In loving memory of Adam Erdman 1985 - 2011. I did a little research and this is from a site about the movie being made in South Florida:
"While in recovery, Louis (The writer of this movie) said he befriended and mentored a man named Adam Erdman, who also worked at the synthetic marijuana operation for a short time, at Louis' invitation. Eventually, Erdman relapsed and, in January 2011, he was killed on the streets of Miami, according to Louis and Erdman's girlfriend, Hayley Snyder." That from a Sun Sentinel article from Nov 27 2013 about the movie production in that area. IMDb wouldn't allow the URL to be shown.
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