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Straight Outta Tompkins (2015)

Straight Outta Tompkins (2015)

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Shining a light on addiction and the white middle class drug scene, this film centers on a forlorn teenager abandoned in New York City who mistakes the welcoming embrace of a Lower East Side drug dealer for the love of family. The plot follows the sales and distribution of narcotics through teen social circles until they come to a violent end. Benson's fearlessly honest insider view busts the myth of casual drug use as his character, Gene, morphs from troubled child to novice dealer to accidental addict. The ending is a jolt audiences won't forget.

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Cast

Zephyr Benson
as Gene Silverstein
Ezra Knight
as Killer Kabibbe
Cliff Bemis
as Headmaster Toddman
Brian Morvant
as Random Man
Jaiden Kaine
as Detective Claiborne
Joey Price
as Detective Price
Jimmy Brooks
as Street Kid #2
Thom Scott II
as Gene's Upscale Neighbor
Brad Anzman
as Assistant Scout Rico
Margaret Copeland
as Headmaster's Assistant
Danielle Dallacco
as Celeb Recovery Star
Edward Lieberman
as Dolphin Expert
Lloyd Kaufman
as Coach Shappy
Bernie Williams
as Brad Elfin
Ron Piretti
as Undercover Cop
Brian Walters
as Undercover Cop #2
Ashley Larsen
as Hot Girl at Bodega
Julian Murdoch
as Young Gene
Greg T. Gordon
as Sister's Boyfriend
Emma Pettersson
as Perfect Fight Club Girl
Kyle O'Tain
as Fight Club Fighter
Malcolm Gourdine
as Fight Club Fighter
Andy Zou
as Fight Club Fighter
Alexander Mager
as Crazy Freddy
Jake Deter
as Crazy Eddy
Kevin Cano
as Fight Club Kid
Jordan Goldston
as Fight Club Kid
Rich Payne
as Fight Club Kid
Dan Thrasher
as Fight Club Kid
Kevin Etherson
as Fight Club Kid
Brandon Elia
as Gene's Classmate
David Liu
as Gene's Classmate/Fight Club Kid
David Lui
as Gene's Classmate
Perri Lauren
as Gene's Classmate
Katherine Romans
as Gene's Classmate
Christopher Dixon
as Tompkins Baseball Kid
Tyler Dixon and James Coles
as Tompkins Baseball Kid
Lane Halperin
as Delivery Girl
Alex Brindis
as Cruz's Crew
Willem Brandeler
as Cruz's Crew
Serena Tchania
as Cruz's Crew
Milo Hatch
as Cruz's Crew
Karla De Vito
as Dad's Assistant in Bangkok
Asher Novek
as Celeb's Brother
Caitlin McInerney
as Skinny White Girl
Debbie Williams
as Skinny White Girl
Eva Everage
as Skinny White Girl
Noriko Sato
as Tired Library Girl
Sean Dermond
as Bobby's Psychiatrist
Hayley Wagner
as Bank Deposit Recruit
Annie Pace
as Bank Deposit Recruit
Natalie Friedman
as Bank Deposit Recruit
Paul Benjamin
as Perc Daddy
Marc Blagowidow
as Pharmacist
Walter E. Tucker
as Perc's Partygoer
Scot Renz
as Perc's Partygoer
Bari Hyman
as No Smoking Lady
Josh Quat
as Antonio's Brother
Phillip Lawson
as Benched Classmate
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Critic Reviews for Straight Outta Tompkins

All Critics (4) | Top Critics (4)

Zephyr Benson wrote, directed, produced and starred in this fitfully engaging but unconvincing account of his own tumultous, drug-addled youth.

March 9, 2015 | Full Review…
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"Straight Outta Tompkins" undeniably commands attention but also strives for authenticity ham-handedly.

March 5, 2015 | Full Review…

Only in his early 20s, Zephyr Benson makes a remarkably assured debut as writer, director and star of "Straight Outta Tompkins," his tongue-in-cheek title for his past as a middle-class drug dealer in lower Manhattan.

March 4, 2015 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Straight Outta Tompkins is rarely boring, but neither does it come close to attaining the hard-hitting moral force its creator is clearly striving for.

March 3, 2015 | Full Review…

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