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The Preppie Connection (2016)

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In this wild but true story that rocked headlines in the 80s, a working-class teen gains acceptance from his prep school classmates by dealing cocaine from a Colombian cartel.

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Cast

Lucy Fry
as Alex Hayes
Thomas Mann
as Tobias Hammel
Logan Huffman
as Ellis Tynes
Sam Page
as Mr. Jennings
Bill Sage
as Mike Hammel
Marko Caka
as Waiter
Ryan Ward
as Piper
Tom Tammi
as Dr. Fielding
Cilda Shaur
as Peg Atherton
Jimmy Brewer
as Michael
Cassidy Thornton
as Flirty Girl
David Marr III
as Prep School Student
Dylan Blue
as Dennis
Gary Milner
as Moustache
Nat DeWolf
as Mr. Gaines
Harry Sutton Jr.
as Ed Bradley
Brian J. Carter
as Prosecuting Attorney
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Critic Reviews for The Preppie Connection

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (7)

The movie needs the audacity of a "Trainspotting" to lift it above the norm.

April 14, 2016 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

A dramatized real-life scandal of 1980s prep-school drug dealing plays like a tepid compilation of fictive cliches in The Preppie Connection.

March 30, 2016 | Full Review…

As written, Toby is somewhat of an empty slate, and Mann doesn't do much to fill in the blanks.

March 24, 2016 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

This film fails even to evoke the '80s in costumes, soundtrack or other atmospherics.

March 18, 2016 | Full Review…

Nearly everything about "The Preppie Connection" - from the high-school class war to the flat, explanatory narration - has been cribbed from other, better films.

March 17, 2016 | Full Review…

Toby is so un-self-aware that his journey seems like mere obtuseness; what the film has to say about youthful degeneracy is less than zero.

March 17, 2016 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

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