A true story of survival, as a young couple's chance encounter leads them first to love, and then on the adventure of a lifetime as they face one of the most catastrophic hurricanes in recorded history.
Circa 1980s, a sheltered teenage boy comes of age during a wild summer he spends in Cape Cod getting rich from selling pot to gangsters, falling in love for the first time, partying and eventually realizing that he is in over his head.
The drug war on the U.S.-Mexico border has escalated as the cartels have begun trafficking terrorists across the US border. To fight the war, federal agent Matt Graver re-teams with the mercurial Alejandro.
Benicio Del Toro,
In the early 1980s, the United States dollar has appreciated greatly against the European currencies, and Europe was a huge bargain for the Americans.
Many European manufacturers often limited the model ranges and options for the American market due to the onerous compliance process of meeting the US automotive safety and emission regulations. Additionally, the European cars sold in the US had higher level of equipment as standard. Both were the factors for higher sales price in the US.
One example is grossly underpowered and overpriced Mercedes-Benz 380SEL sold in the United States from 1981 to 1985 while the Europeans had powerful 500SEL for lower cost than American-marketed 380SEL. The grey importers brought many 500SEL to the United States due to high demand by American consumers.
The grey importers took advantage of weak federal laws with several loopholes. The vehicles could be brought to the United States for personal use as long as they were at least five years old at time of importation and that they were never to be sold in the United States without modifications to meet US regulations. Many grey importers often used their family members, relatives, friends, and colleagues to register the vehicles for 'personal use' then sold them unmodified to the consumers.
The grey importers were responsible for modifying the vehicles to meet the US regulations. This could be done by purchasing the necessary parts from the manufacturers, modifying the equipments, taking photos of compliance, and submitting the documentations to the Department of Transportation for approval. Unfortunately, the manufacturers and sales centres licensed by the manufacturers refused to sell those parts. The grey importers resorted to wrecked vehicles for parting out or questionable modifications. Rather than modifying each vehicle, the grey importers kept the photos on file to be used again and again when submitting the documentations to the DOT. Many grey import vehicles didn't have necessary modifications, putting the consumers in danger.
The fraud committed by the grey importers was so rampant. So much that the manufacturers, led by Mercedes-Benz, pushed the Congress to close all of loopholes and make it difficult for the grey importers to operate. See more »
Camera reflected on the German grey car as it zooms out of the warehouse. See more »
There are only 17 Bullas on the entire planet, and every single one of them... is locked in a museum.
It's a fake.
But you thought it was an original.
And why?... Because the perception of reality... is more real than reality itself...
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The entire cast performed exceptionally well, but the poor writing and major plot issues made this film miss the mark. The directing was decent but also need better editing. Still an enjoyable film based on true events, but could have been much better. It's a 7/10 from me
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