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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 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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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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Trivia

Choate (the school portrayed in the film) is one of the most exclusive, expensive prep schools in the country. Located on 458 acres in Wallingford, Connecticut where the likes of John F. Kennedy are alumnus. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Soundtracks

Go for Gold
Written by Joanna Gaffney, Darren Carl Harper, Jeremy Alan Pritchett and Gerard Swift
Performed by Future Punx
Courtesy of Cherry Red Songs (ASCAP) and Dull Tools
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Entertaining and engaging enough
19 March 2016 | by go_titansSee all my reviews

I saw The Preppie Connection tonight, and found myself enjoying every bit of it. The fact that it was a true story made it an easy sell for me, but I particularly appreciate that the film makers didn't present anything fantastic or over the top. Instead, you really feel that what you are watching is probably what actually took place, no more, no less. In short, the risk the main character takes in traveling abroad for the purpose of drug trafficking is presented clearly and thoroughly for the viewer, and this serves to make the film engaging.

I've read a review elsewhere that regards the acting in this film as weak. I don't agree at all. I thought the acting was great, the kids were believable, and I especially liked the soundtrack.

To sum up, I probably wouldn't go handing out Oscars to the actors and crew, but in my opinion the film entertains all the way through, and is definitely worthwhile watching.


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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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2.35 : 1
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