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Ian MacAllister McDonald
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.
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 See more »
Entertaining and engaging enough
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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