Set in present day Burbank, California and the surrounding San Fernando Valley area, BANK ROLL is a quirky drama that focuses on offbeat characters who team up for one daring crime. BENNY BIG-TIME (The BBT) learns his brother has been arrested on suspicion of a few recent bank robberies. With every bit of the life savings he's socked away over the years, The BBT hatches a plan to help out this older brother escape the repercussions of his fate by complicating his own with the assistance of five close friends -- ERIK, DEREK, JAMIE, K.C. and KYLE. The gang have only four days to create a 'red herring' that will throw off the officials and clear The BBT's brother's name by actually robbing a small bank. If all goes to plan, this is enough 'reasonable doubt' in the brother's case to clear his name. The BBT figures to exactly recreate his brother's crime and arm himself with only a few folders of photographs which contain the bank tellers' friends, families, pets, places of residence and ... Written by
Six best friends...one crazy heist!
Did You Know?
Maguire and Scalco tried to attach name talent to the project in the beginning stages. They contacted the manager of David Faustino
to play the role of "Derek" and a good friend of Matthew Lillard
for "K.C.'s" part, but were said to be embarrassed when they had no real money to offer the stars. When Scott Bailey showed interest in playing "Kyle" for next to nothing, Maguire offered him a promise of winning some type of trophy. Bailey would go on to win a Best Supporting Actor Award at the 2012 Hollywood Reel Independent Film Festival, his first accolade since working in the industry. See more
Benny Big Time
To getting my brother off...
The closing credits include a person who had yet to be born: The bank teller "Yvonne" (played by Liat Roman) was actually pregnant during production. After "Jamie" takes a picture of her, he checks the display on his camera and the belly is featured in closeup. The filmmakers wanted to give this baby bump a credit in the movie, so they waited until Liam Roman was born and credited him as "Bump". See more