Around the world everyone knows that honest hard work gets you nowhere. In sunny Orlando, Florida, construction worker Dennis Nash learns this the hard way when he is evicted from his home by a charismatic, gun-toting real-estate broker, Rick Carver. Humiliated and homeless, Nash has no choice but to move his mom and nine-year old son into a shabby, dangerous motel. All is lost. Until an unexpected opportunity arises for Nash to strike a deal with the devil - he begins working for Carver in a desperate attempt to get his home back. Carver seduces Nash into a risky world of scamming and stealing from the banks and the government; he teaches Nash how the rich get richer. Living a double life, Nash hides his new boss and job from his family. He rises fast and makes real money; he dreams bigger. But there is a cost. On Carver's orders, Nash must evict honest families from their homes - just as it happened to him. Nash's conscience starts tearing him apart... but his son needs a home. In a...
Laura Dern plays Andrew Garfield's mother in this film. In the film she mentions that she was very young when she got him. If you calculate it, Laura Dern would have been 17 years old. See more »
When Rick Carver and the Sheriffs dept go to Nash's home to evict him, the sheriffs say "good morning" twice and Carver says "good afternoon twice". The son, Connor shows up coming home from school which would clarify it would be afternoon. See more »
1000 homes: you know how much money we're talking of...?
What's my cut?
Don't worry; I take care of you.
No Rick, I understand the commission is six per cent; so what's my cut?
I'll give you 5% of my cut.
Six - and a hand job.
[holds up palm of hand]
No callouses. You'll probably pull in somewhere between 200 to 300 K. More than you made in your...
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Written by Gustavo Thompson and Danny Osuna (as Danny Richard Osuna)
Performed by Todo Cien
Courtesy of Crucial Music Corporation See more »
I liked the first half
The movie starts out well, and the first eviction scene will leave you shaking in your boots imagining your family and belongings getting foreclosed and tossed into the street. I can't think of another film that focuses on the eviction process so intensely.
You're better skipping the end of the movie (after the scene with the old man). The last forty minutes of the film are not satisfying at all, and just gets dumb with characters acting more and more ridiculously. In the beginning of the movie, many of the characters act over the top for the sake of dramatic tension, but it it gets to be too much towards the end.
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