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MDMA (2017)

Angie X (original title)
Not Rated | | Crime, Drama | 10 March 2017 (USA)
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In 1984, the most powerful drug dealer on the west coast was a 19 year old coed. Based on actual events.


Angie Wang
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Annie Q. ... Angie
Francesca Eastwood ... Jeanine
Pierson Fode ... Alex
Scott Keiji Takeda ... Tommy
Aalyrah Caldwell ... Breanna
Yetide Badaki ... Anita
Elisa Donovan ... Mary
Ron Yuan ... Michael
Sarah Guilbault Sarah Guilbault ... Kirsten
Zoe Winter Zoe Winter ... Sarah
Henry Zaga ... Donnie
Joseph John Schirle ... Stephen Rockwell
Shoyi Cheng Shoyi Cheng ... Betty
Paul Ghiringhelli Paul Ghiringhelli ... Matt
Devon Libran ... Darnell


"Angie" (Annie Q), a damaged girl from a tough urban background, is accepted at a prestigious university in the 80s. When her financial aid is cut, she breaks into the organic chemistry lab and synthesizes the drug Ecstasy. She becomes one of the west coast's largest distributors of "X," cutting deals on campus and in posh nightclubs. Her dual life as "model minority" coed and profit-driven drug dealer is further complicated by her desire to help "Bree," a young girl from the ghetto who reminds Angie of her own dark past. She lives the high life until her recklessness instigates a sudden tragedy from which she may not recover. Will she learns to give and receive the love necessary to transcend her past and step into the light?

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Higher Learning Can Be Pure Ecstasy


Crime | Drama


Not Rated

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Did You Know?


Partially based on director Angie Wang's youth. She has a silent cameo in the film as the woman who notices the protagonist in the club and gives her a look. See more »


Angie: You're the gayest straight man that I've ever met.
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Worth Watching, and Underrated
25 August 2019 | by lsmlaw92See all my reviews

I have read some of the reviews that have trashed this movies, and I'm guessing they are written by men. While the movie is not perfect, the story is actually based on true events and to dismiss a persons very real-life trials, including traumatic events such as rape and absent parents, shows whoever wrote these reviews has no idea what the real world is about. As a movie, it could have been a little more consistent in the time lines and explaining how she got to the point of desparation, but overall, this story is worth listening too. Angie Wang did an excellent job of directing overall and making the viewer understand from where she comes. This is not a "drug movie," it is a movie about a poor minority who must do bad things to achieve what the more fortunate have. It shows that regardless of where you come, to wit, her roommate, a white, priveledged female, everyone has problems.

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10 March 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cardinal X See more »

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San Francisco, California, USA See more »

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