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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

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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Genres:

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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Details

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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Runtime:

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The song he plays on the piano is Stop And Smell The Roses by The Television Personalities. See more »

Goofs

the $100 bills used to buy the cocaine during the bidding war are newbie prints/modern bills. 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

Discordo
Written by Lawrence Fitzgerald, Simon Pitchers, Fraser Reich and Andy Diagram
Performed by Dead Astronauts
Courtesy of LTM Songs
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The Preppie Connection
2 June 2019 | by szpetyiSee all my reviews

Great story. Without looking it up I already knew it was a true story. Everything that the movie demonstrated was very real.


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