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Budding Prospects (2017)

A group of friends leave San Francisco in 1983 to start their own marijuana enterprise out in the country.


Terry Zwigoff


Melissa Axelrod, T. Coraghessan Boyle (based on the book by)


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Credited cast:
Natalie Morales ... Aorta
Joel David Moore ... Phil
Will Sasso ... Gesh
Brett Gelman ... Vogelsein
Adam Rose ... Felix
Cyrina Fiallo ... Marianna
Michael X. Sommers Michael X. Sommers ... Rudy
Jen Tullock ... Martha
Ali Ghandour ... Boyd Dowst
Clare O'Kane ... Nelda
Jonathan Christopher Snyder
Rachel Brunner ... Mission Girl
Joey Ruggiero ... Jeep Honcho Driver / Pedestrian
Phillip Caires ... Mercedes Driver
Thomas W. Stewart Thomas W. Stewart ... Art Audience


A group of friends leave San Francisco in 1983 to start their own marijuana enterprise out in the country.

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Short | Comedy



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Terry Zwigoff takes on pot culture and buddy humor
19 March 2017 | by Mike_OlsonSee all my reviews

"In 1983, three hapless guys from San Francisco are lured from their sex and drugs lifestyle to the countryside to grow marijuana."

Amusing pilot episode of a possible new series from Amazon Studios. The director Terry Zwigoff has done some unique films. Notably, CRUMB, the documentary about the underground cartoonist R. Crumb (great film), and many will no doubt remember the edgy Christmas film BAD SANTA. Also GHOST WORLD is being released by Criterion in a couple months.

BUDDING PROSPECTS is based on the book by T.C. Boyle, an author I've found interesting in the past as well.

Hard to tell too much from a 30-minute pilot episode but it has a pretty good vibe; I was smiling through most of it. The humor stops short of becoming overly silly or stereotyped. Hopefully it will be fleshed out as an Amazon series. Based on Zwigoff's credits alone it will be interesting to see where it goes.

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17 March 2017 (USA) See more »

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