How to win friends when you’re a blue-collar kid at an elite boarding school?: smuggle kilos of uncut cocaine into your snooty prep school. IN PERSON: Producer Joseph Mensch
Based on the wild story of a teen drug trafficker who rocked headlines in 1984, this true crime caper stars Thomas Mann (Me and Earl and the Dying Girl) as Toby, a blue-collar scholarship student at an elite boarding school who finds an in with the cool crowd by supplying them with cocaine. But things spiral out of control when Toby goes from small-time dealer to international drug trafficker, culminating in a trip to Colombia and a daring deal with a cartel. Capturing the music, style, and burgeoning “greed is good” ethos of the 1980s, The Preppie Connection is a stranger than fiction look at the price of popularity.
(US / 2015 / Directed by Joseph Castelo;Co-Produced by Joseph Mensch)
R / 97 mins.