The Preppie Connection (2015) Script

My name is Toby.

I'm 17 years old.

I'm a scholarship winner.

And I started and ran an international drug ring.

And I am fucked.

Sage Hall.

It was in the same town I grew up in, but it might as well have been in another country.

Preppies. That's what they're called.

They all dress the same, look the same.

Went to all of the same places and schools.

Everything about them seemed so easy, so effortless, already done, because it was.

That's Ingrid, my mom.

That's Mike, my dad.

This was her day, Ingrid's day.

The day she got the letter.

You got into Sage Hall. I never applied.

I thought you said we didn't have the money.

It's a scholarship.

She decided that I needed to be sent to a place that she was sure would change everything.

Change me.

And it did.

She was right.

You didn't fill out an application?

As my mom tells it, our family was one of the richest in all of Germany.

But when they ended up on the wrong side of the Berlin Wall, they lost everything.

She's never stopped wanting it back.

Before I even started at Sage, I was finished.

Your mom got a call from the registrar's office.

They said you didn't show.

No, I went. I just...

I-I couldn't really find the building.

And then, by the time I got there they were closed.

Luckily, they agreed to let you register tomorrow.

What?

I'm taking you there myself.

Ingrid, we're gonna discuss this as a family.

This is Sage Hall. I know.

Toby, how do you feel about this?

I don't belong there.

You don't know where you belong.

Someday you'll thank me for this.

You can't make me go.

It had happened before, sometimes for days... a dark room and TV... and it only stopped when I had something to offer her.

I'm gonna go back tomorrow.

I did it for her.

I did it for my dad.

Stay invisible.

Stay out of sight. That was the plan.

That is your charge. We expect it of you.

Expect it of yourselves.

I ask you now to intone the Sage Hall oath.

Then we'll invite our newest students to make their mark in our sacred tome.

Fully aware, therefore the importance of what I'm choosing today...

After taking an oath to the principles and values of Sage Hall, every student, as tradition dictated, signed their name in a book...

A 200-year-old book.

Oh, shit.

Look at this fucking idiot.

Whoa! Oh!

Hey, you okay? Yeah.

Oh, my God.

All right.

Settle down.

Hey, spilling ink is an ancient Chinese omen.

I'm Fidel.

That's Fidel.

Hi. I'm Toby.

He's from Colombia.

But everyone here calls him the King of Mexico.

He wanted to be friends so badly that it occurred to me that he was stuck here too.

Well, my dad comes up to America a lot.

He's the ambassador.

What's your dad do?

Uh, he's a delivery guy.

I'm here on scholarship.

You know, it amazes me that this place, with all its nepotism and inbreeding, can actually pad its endowment.

Come on, let me show you around.

This is Woodhull.

It's where the jocks live.

And that's Cleve.

Boozers.

This is Kennedy.

It's a bunch of stoners mostly, but they are prone to group shrooming.

Alexandra Hayes of the Charleston Hayeses.

Alex as everyone called her.

Fidel let me know that I had no business looking at her or even thinking I could speak with her.

Huh? Where's your dorm?

It's Griswold. It's over here.

But I couldn't stop thinking about her.

Being a day student wasn't easy.

I didn't live in the dorm.

We were seen as someone who's just passing through.

This is where I hang between classes?

You can always hang out in my room, if you like.

Thank you.

Hey, you're‒ you're new, right?

Uh, yeah.

You want to join me for a smoke?

Uh... yeah.

Sure.

Okay. Hold this.

Thanks.

Hey, I got some stuff to do. I'll catch you later, Toby.

Ellis William Tynes III.

He was the fourth generation of the Tynes family to attend Sage.

Later I had heard that his dad was horseback-riding buddies with Reagan.

Thank God for the Soviets, right?

You know, four generations of my family scribbled their name inside that book you trashed.

Yeah, I'm really sorry about that.

I have to admit, he had charisma.

Are you kiddin'?

Hell, I wanted to be his friend.

You should've seen what happened to the last scholarship winner.

Why? What happened?

Hey, have you seen the TV room yet?

You know, we got a new TV, which is pretty nice.

We got VHS too. It's pretty sharp.

Hey.

Get him! Come on, get him! Get that motherfucker! Come on!

Hold still, faggot! Motherfucker!

Turn around!

Come here, you piece of shit!

Gaines is coming! Hey!

Come on!

Excuse me. Sorry.

Hazing.

If you took it personally, you got more of it, and it got worse.

Fidel taught me how to blend in.

The rules, their mannerisms, the preppie uniform.

Take it.

What is this? You jerk off to this?

I study it. I used to be a wetback here too.

This one too.

Oh, shit, I got econ.

Uh, one more thing. What?

You got a new nickname.

Flipper.

So it comes to us from the mind of one man who lived about 200 years ago and his name was Adam Smith.

Anyone? Adam Smith?

Ah, welcome Toby.

Hey, sorry I'm late.

I was just telling everyone about our good friend here, Adam Smith.

Ever heard of him?

Um, yeah.

"Wealth Of Nations."

The invisible hand.

What our friend Tobias is referring...

Mr. Jennings was nice enough.

After I fell off the stage, he seemed to take an interest in me.

Kind of like I was a project or something.

Flipper.

♪ The radio says hello ♪ I'd taken my lumps.

I was adapting. Observing.

Putting the past behind me, until the past showed up.

Dennis Connelly.

My best friend. We grew up together.

And he had the unique personality trait of being totally unaware of his surroundings.

Ellis.

What's up, man?

Hey, Dennis.

What the hell are you watching?

It's rugby.

And what the fuck are you wearing?

You look like Pat Boone.

Man, what are you doing here?

What am I doing here?

I live, like, three blocks away, remember?

Oh, my God, guys.

Flipper brought his boyfriend.

Look at that guy.

You think they let him keep the tool belt?

Yeah, Apex Tech guarantee.

You're such a dick sometimes.

Oh, shit, honey.

Hey, man, you got any weed?

No. Dry as a bone.

Fuck.

And then it happened.

Oh, my God.

There's a girl‒ What?

She's got tits.

She's coming over here right now.

What?

I will never forget the back of her hand against my neck.

Keeping the tag on is definitely a statement.

You might start a trend.

I'm Toby. I know.

You do? Yeah. We have econ together.

You came in late last time and made everybody look stupid.

Oh, yeah.

I'm‒I'm Dennis, by the way.

Nice to meet you.

So do you guys by any chance happen to have any pot?

On me? Right now?

No. Do you?

Do you know where to get some?

Yeah, I‒I can get it.

He's kidding; he can't. Fuck that.

Is it just for you? And my friends.

45.

That's a lot.

Ellis can afford it.

Okay, yeah, we'll‒we'll let you know.

Okay.

We didn't have any way to get weed.

But I was determined to figure out how to get it.

We drove all night and all over New Haven.

We searched every alley, every stoop, every corner.

It wasn't looking good.

We should try those guys.

But you gotta make sure we're close enough so they can see us.

Okay. Okay.

I'm just gonna nod my head.

Nod your head? What do you mean?

I saw it in this film.

They're not even looking at you, man.

Just give it another second.

Just roll down the fucking window, man.

Yo! Air Jordan.

The fuck you call me?

We're just trying to buy some green, blood.

What the fuck?

The fuck makes you think I deal drugs?

Uh...

Huh, motherfucker? No, no, no.

That's not what we were thinking.

We were just, um...

We're just looking to buy some marijuana.

We thought maybe you'd know where we could get some.

You're such a fuck‒ Shut up.

Okay.

You got the money?

Yeah, yeah, I have some money.

Did he go with you? What's his name?

Oh, Dennis. Yeah. Yeah. He came.

Oh, you should've seen him.

He was doing all these signals to the dealer that I-I guess he learned in some movie.

He's like, "Yo, we're here to buy some green, blood."

Is your friend mentally challenged?

Ben and Laura were the other half of Alex and Ellis.

Laura was sweet, quiet. She was always kind to me.

And Ben, her boyfriend, was a prick, but I kind of liked him anyway.

Even though I was the fifth wheel, it felt good.

And at the very least, I was speaking and they were listening.

Even if it was mostly at my expense.

We're blood brothers.

Stop. Toby, just stop.

You're high as a fucking kite, man.

Open up in there!

Now!

Let's go.

Go, go!

Open up the door!

♪ You can harness it if you try ♪

♪ You just can't help yourself, you feel inspired ♪

I had my foot against the door that our housemaster, Mr. Gaines was pounding on.

Let's go.

When she looked at me, I didn't even think about it.

If it had been a train coming towards her, I'd have laid down in front of it.

He said he was sorry.

In here.

- You see all that in the front? Yeah, I see it.

In front of the hedge, there's a lot of weeds here.

Just push them to the side.

What are you doing here?

I heard about your suspension.

I just wanted to come see you.

Toby. What are you doing?

Who are you talking to?

She's selling Girl Scout cookies.

You want any?

No, I don't want any Girl Scout cookies.

Get back to work.

Yeah, no, we don't want any.

My loss.

I just wanted to tell you that what you did... thank you.

Welcome back.

Everything felt different the day I got back from my suspension.

The preppies wanted to get a look at me.

They were curious. Who wouldn't be?

By the time I got back to campus, I'd heard the stories.

I'd blown a cloud of ganja smoke into Mr. Gaines' face, pushed him out of the room, and told him to fuck off.

None of it was true, but it took some of the heat off me.

The preppies were appeased.

Hey. Can I‒ can I get a minute?

We should go.

If not, Stan and Fred will get the best épées.

Yeah, I'll be right there.

Okay, Tobs.

Take it easy, Zorro.

What's up?

Listen, I-I just‒I wanted to thank you for what happened.

I mean, I, look, man, I would've stuck around with you, but the thing is, I already got one strike against me and you know with the two strike rule around here‒ Well, discretion is often the better part of valor.

Are you fucking with me?

What do you mean?

I mean... you're a local bumpkin and all, but sometimes... sometimes I get the feeling that you're from far away.

Hey, a bunch of us are gonna meet up on the golf course after check-in.

You up for that?

I mean, one more strike for either one of us and it's...

Behind the green on the seventh hole.

Midnight.

Don't be a pussy.

"Don't be a pussy."

"Don't be a pussy."

The truth was...

I wasn't afraid of anything.

Except losing her.


I don't know, my mom said she saw on the news that, like, if you do this once, you'll get addicted.

Your mom's a cunt. Her mom loves you.

My mom doesn't love anybody.

I'm guessing you haven't done this before.

Come on, Tobs.

It's not gonna hurt.

Whoa!

Isn't that amazing?

Oh, you feel good. Oh, you feel really good.

I don't feel‒ Laura's gonna get addicted.

No, I'm not. You're gonna get addicted.

Shut up!

Something you could do every day, right?

The way... the way you talk is like...

It's like perfect. It's...

That's exactly how I'm feeling.

Thanks.

Classic.

Fuckin'‒turn that fuckin' thing off, you fuckin' moron.

Why is it so hard to get?

'Cause everybody wants it.

Yeah, man, you need‒ You need, like, real‒ real connections to get this shit, you know.

I-I could probably get some more.

Yeah, from who?

You‒your bros in New Haven?

Shit, Jack, they wouldn't sell you anything more than stepped-on fuckin' Tide.

Those aren't my only connections.

Come on, man.

I mean...

You'll never get your hands on good coke.

If anybody can get it, Toby can.

Okay.

Okay.

So I'm the bad guy, huh?

Pussycat! Pussycat!

Come here, pussycat!

Where are you going? I can't tell you.

It's freezing!

What?

Don't worry. He's from Maine.

You're crazy.

With the balls of a polar bear!

Really makes you think, you know?

It makes me stop thinking.

Oh, my God!

Come on!

How you like these polar bear balls now?

Come on, Flipper. Get in.

I'm in love with you.

I know.

Where have you been?

I was at school. Doing what?

Homework.

What you‒ Hold on.

You want us to believe you were doing homework?

Your hair's wet.

You know, I-I'm finally making the kind of friends you guys want me to make and now, he's giving me a hard time.

Doing what? What were you doing?

I was studying!

Just with some friends.

Oh, that's a load of malarkey.

Were you, Tobias?

Yeah, I said I was, all right?

Now stay out of my fuckin' business.

Hey, hey! What?

You don't speak to your mother like that.

You understand?

We have every right to ask where have you've been.

You just got suspended.

Now, look, you can't‒ you just can't afford this kind of trouble.

Then again, we can't really afford anything.

Right?

No money, no connections.

A pretender. A poser.

That's all I was.


- Hello? Dennis, hey.

Hey, man, what's goin' on?

Hey, man. I need your help.

He told me he'd handle it and I didn't want to know how.

A good friend would've probably stopped him, but I wasn't a good friend anymore.

I didn't know what I was.

Oh, shit! What happened?

Next time I'll just hide the money first.

Are you all right?

Yeah, I'm okay.

Good. Here.

Thanks.

What's this?

It's the coke.

What? Yeah.

I stole it from 'em. Fucking pricks.

Dennis!

Oh!

Oh, my God!

Thank you so much. Yeah.

Oh, God. Okay.

When we go in there, I need you to do something for me.

Anything.

Here.

Just look like a badass.

That's it?

That's it.

All right. Okay, let's do it.

All right, so it's about half an eight ball.

Each line is a hundred bucks, or you can do the whole thing for $500.

Fuck you. Fuck you and your mother.

You can get half an eight ball in this town for $200.

Okay, then go get it.

You see what my associate here went through to make the purchase.

Well, you know, I'll take the whole lot.

No, no, no. I'll take the whole thing for $550.

$600.

You know, we could divvy up the lines.

No, no, I-I'll‒ I'll take the whole thing for $700.

Okay, wait, whoa, hold on.

Going once.

Going twice.

$700 to Ellis, if he gives me the money.

Easy, man.

I mean, we're all‒ we're all friends here.

That's okay. Yeah. Just give me the cash.

It's a pleasure doing business with you.

Yeah, no problem.

Come on, let's go.

See you, Flip.

Get out.

This is my room.

We gotta get more of this shit.

So what's it like in Colombia?

Cartagena, where my family is from, it's beautiful.

You should come with me. Really?

Fidel was constantly talking about Colombia.

Fidel, from Sage Hall, I think I told you about him, invited me to go to Colombia with him and his family.

Colombia?

Pretty far away, kiddo.

It's not a safe place to travel.

So is it true there's a lot of cocaine down there?

Oh, there's so much of it some people use it as currency.

In the barrios, that's how it is.

We don't know his family.

Well, his dad's an ambassador.

An ambassador?

A door was open.

I decided to go through it.

How much is a ticket, Toby?

Oh, he offered to pay for it.

What would you say if we went down there and try to pick up a little bit?

You know, just enough to party with.

You mean with Ellis and the guys... and Alex?

Well, yeah and you too. You know, if we can get some.

You said yourself you wanted to hang out with them.

And they're all over that shit.

Well, if his parents are okay with it, I...

Yeah, they are.

We are too.

We needed to raise money. A lot of it.

So I started making my rounds.

Ellis...

Count me in.

Ben...

Laura...

It's my parents' donation.

Alex.

I'll put it to good use.

Everyone put money into the first trip.

We had almost $3,000.

I did my research on Colombia.

Even stayed up late to watch a "Nightline" on the drug war.

The drug cartels had huge amounts of money, weapons, and influence.

Journalists and politicians were killed.

Kidnapping and chaos could pop off anywhere.

I knew what I was walking into, but I didn't care.

Honestly, I was excited.

So are you gonna help me with this?

I mean, just tell me where I can get it.

Fidel's house was pretty much a palace.

Servants, bodyguards...

I'd never seen anything like it.

How much?

Just tell me how much it is.

I want to get it. It's a gift.

For who? For Alex.

As the ambassador, Fidel's father was pretty strict about where he let us go.

There were only a few tourist spots that he thought were safe enough.

He sent a bodyguard to keep an eye on our every move.

No, no, no, no.


Welcome to Colombia.

El Borde.

The Edge.

One of Colombia's most notorious drug barrios.


Hola. Una cerveza, por favor.

Thanks.


Hola.

No hablo español.

What do you want, gringo?

Do you know where I could find...

Cocaína?

Si or no?

I can get you whatever you want.

Okay...

Half a kilo.

$3,000.

Yeah. Okay.

You have the money?

Yeah. Yeah, I got the money.

Show.

Show the cocaína.

Show the cocaína? Okay.

Okay, I'll show you the cocaína. Okay.

I'll show you the cocaína. Cocaína, right away!

Where is it, gringo?

Where is it?

Give it to me now!

Jorge.

You know, you should be dead right now.

That was smart.

But not that smart.

Why didn't you just keep it?

Or kill me?

That is not my business.

I am not a thief.

Now, cocaína... that's my business.

And you are an Americano.

I love Americanos. You're full of opportunities.

And you made me laugh. Come.

It's okay.

I don't care what he wanted.

He's a boy and Manuel was supposed to protect him!

Look, I'm sorry.

It was my fault.

I went off on my own and then these guys just came out of nowhere and jumped me.

They took all my money and then by the time I came back, Fidel and Manuel were already gone.

It was a really stupid idea.

I don't ever want to lie to my parents like that again.

Yeah.

Shit.

You left this. Hmm?

I talked her down to almost nothing.

Oh. Thanks.

Passport, please.

Countries visited?

Colombia.

Purpose of your trip?

My friend has some family down there so we're just visiting them and seeing the country, which was great.

Did you buy anything you're bringing back into the States?

Just this.

So what did you do in Colombia?

What did I do in Colombia?

What did I do in Colombia?

What did you do in Colombia?

Uh, I...

I lost my virginity.

Must've been quite a trip, kid.

Yeah. Thanks.

The campus was empty.

Not everyone was back from the long weekend yet.

It was my favorite time at Sage, when the students were gone.

Rather than spend another weekend with her housekeeper, Alex never left.

I think she liked the solitude.

Hey.

I got you something. What are you doing here?

I thought you'd like it. Yeah, it's‒ That's okay. You don't like it.

What's wrong?

I can't believe you did it.

Yeah, of course.

1/8 of a key.

Ever seen that much?

That's some "Midnight Express" shit, man.

Yeah, but he didn't get caught.

What the fuck are we waiting for, right?

I mean, I'm just gonna take a little bump, real quick.

See what we're working with.

Let's see here.

Well?

How is it?

It's pure, I mean, there's‒ there's nothing in it.

What do you mean?

I mean, usually they mix this shit with lactose, soap, baking soda, but this... this‒this is... unique.

You guys realize how many schools there are in a 20-mile radius from here?

Well, you're not thinking about selling this shit, are you?

Why not? I mean, you took your share and the rest is mine.

I can do what I want with it.

Look, I-I'll buy the rest of it.

How about that?

Okay, do you have the money?

Well, look, man, I can't give it to you right now but I-I just need a little bit of time.

That's what I thought.

I'm sorry, man. It's just... time's up, you know?

Fuck. Fuck.

Just a second. Just a second.

It's the King of Mexico.

Oh, God.

Yeah, tell him to come in.

Hey, guys.

Hey, Fidel.

You ready to party?

What is it?

I mean, what's it look like?

Toby, Toby, where the fuck's he going, Toby?

Hey, hey, what's wrong?

You made me look like an idiot.

Look, I just‒ I just never thought you'd make through customs.

I just‒I thought that this is what you wanted!

You know‒just‒just hang out with all of us.

You know, you can be a part of this.

I don't want any part of this.

I-I'm Colombian. Don't you understand?

I can't just be caught dealing in cocaine!

Hey, hey, shh, shh. Just calm down, okay.

What, so now you're just some kind of drug dealer?

Shut the fuck up! Shut the fuck up.

Shut the fuck up.

My father was right.

Americans just use people for what you want.

You know it must be easier to be so self-righteous when you're as rich as a king.

You're never gonna have her, Toby.

No matter how hard you try.

She's gonna use you up and spit you out.

It's not your fault!

$2,500...

It means nothing. He could give that to you.

It would ch‒ it would just mean a lot to us.

No. No.

Just‒just stop.

Then ask him for a loan.

He's my kid brother.

What do you have to be proud of?

No, you got me there.

125 grams.

1/8 of a key.

The deal I'd made with the preppie's was that for risking my neck in Colombia, I kept half, or 62 grams, for myself.

The purity of the coke I had was medical grade.

Ellis was right.

This shit was unique.

Raoul schooled me on how to cut my share into half with lactose to double my money.

I'd set out to make $50 a gram, or about $6,000 total.

Word spread fast.

And the orders came rolling in.

I had a kid from every team playing away games spread the word last weekend.

That's at least six schools.

Hey, man, I don't know why he's going through all this trouble.

I mean, I-I've got the money.

I'll just buy it all myself.

Hey, I know a place where you can get double what Ellis can pay.

But the harder I work, the more I live.

A bunch of whacked out writers throw some kinkfests over in Litchfield.

I deal them hash, but when I told them about your coke, they said they'd pay anything.

I think the guy's like a baron or something.

I've always wanted to meet royalty.

...possible before handing it on to future generations.

I'd wanted to become like them.

But in the process, I'd become something even better.

I was their dealer.

I exerted a level of control over them that I'd never even imagined.

I didn't need an invite to any of their parties.

I was the party.

This is the kid I told you about.

Chuck here tells me that you've got some of the finest flake in the Northern Hemisphere.

How is that even possible?

How 'bout you show me the money and I'll show you how.

A toothful first, perhaps?

Okay.

Someone's been abroad.

How much do you want?

I'll take whatever you've got.

Come through to the lounge.

I'll attend to your money.


Toby?

So what are you gonna do?

I like you, Toby.

You're very smart.

And you seem like a good person.

So listen closely.

You need to be careful.

Very, very careful.

Because if this thing goes wrong...

You won't have the same out as anyone else involved.

Do you understand?

Yeah.

You and I never saw each other.

We never saw each other.

That was fine with me.

I was sure in his mind, that he thought that was the end of it.

But I was determined to sell it all, and do that little right I could with it.

"Dearest Ingrid, "please accept this with a humble request

"that you not let Mike know I've sent this money along.

Deepest regards, your brother-in-law, Todd Hammel."


This is the last of it.

Where are you coming from?

English Lit.

Had to recite a poem in front of the class.

Can I hear it? No.

Please? I really wanna hear it.

No, you don't. No. Come on.

You have it memorized, right? Let's do it. I'm listening.

This is your stage.

Oh, God.

"When I have fears that I may cease to be

"before my pen has gleaned my teeming brain, "before high-piled books, on charactery, "hold like rich garners the full ripened grain;

"when I behold, upon the night's starred face, "huge cloudy symbols of a high romance, "and think that I may never live to trace their shadows

"with the magic hand of chance;

"when I feel, fair creature of an hour, "that I may never look upon thee more, "never have relish in the faery power

"of unreflecting love‒ then on the shore

"of the wide world I stand alone, "and think from love and fame to nothingness do sink."

That was good.

I'm serious.

A bunch of us are going to Ellis' place in the city next weekend.

They have a place on‒ on 5th Ave.

His parents are just cool with that?

Yeah, his parents give even less of a shit than my parents do.

You know, if you got more coke, Ellis might let you come.

Yeah, I can get more.

How?

I'll just go back.

Think you guys can figure out a way to cover for me?

Yeah. That's easy.

Ellis has this whole system for how to change the attendance sheets.

Okay. Yeah, I can be back in...

36 hours.

You're a mad genius, Hammel. You know that?

When everybody heard that I was going back to Colombia, students crowded into the day lounge placing orders.

At one point, there were so many I had to make them form a line.

Will you at least be in a tent?

Yeah, I mean, it's a ropes course.

It's not boot camp.

Good luck. Thank you.

Bye. Bye.

My mom thought I had to go on a leadership retreat.

Careful.

But the truth was I had 36 hours to catch a flight to Colombia, arrange a meeting with Raoul, make that buy, and get back to Sage Hall before the end of the weekend.

All the while, making sure to avoid being robbed, beaten, or killed.

It's for you.

Hola, Raoul.

I'm here to see Raoul.


You!

Hey, lets have some fun before we do business, si?

You like this place?

It's like New York City, si?

Si. Yeah, yeah.

Wait until you see what I got lined up for tomorrow night.

Oh, well, I actually have to leave tomorrow.

Why?

'Cause I have school.

Want to do a line?

I'll do one with you.

You've done this before, right, with your girlfriend?

Yeah. Yeah.

There is a girlfriend. Is she blonde or brunette?

Uh, blonde. Oh.

La rubia.

What's la rubia?

Blonde.

Yeah, la rubia.

Okay.

Ooh.

Good, huh? Yeah.

Talk to me about this girlfriend of yours.

Well, she's not really my girlfriend.

Why?

Oh, well, we got to this school with a bunch of really rich‒ she's really rich and...

I don't‒I don't have a lot of money.

My family doesn't have a lot of money.

So?

So I feel like, maybe there's some other guys at school that could like, afford lot of stuff and support her like, more that I could.

I couldn't stop talking.

You will be rich.

What do you‒ What do you mean?

I think I said too much.

Oh, man.

Raoul gave me coke and didn't even count my money.

It wasn't like in the movies where a bunch of guys sit around with guns glaring at each other.

It was a simple transaction.

Raoul made it kind of fun.

So Ricardo's most famous idea was his theory of comparative advantage.

He believed that if every nation specialized in the production of goods it had a cost advantage in producing, then trade between nations would be at its most efficient.

Now can anybody think of any examples?

Sarah?

Wine from France? Good try.

But I don't think they have the cost advantage anymore.

- Timothy? Electronics from Japan?

Good one. Ellis?

Cocaine from Colombia.

Whoa.

It's true.

All right, everybody, settle down.


Shit.

We're cool.

Should we go?


♪ Totally wild ♪ ♪ Totally wild ♪

♪ Totally wild ♪

♪ Can't you see ♪

♪ Totally wild ♪ My brother Luke showed me this place a couple of years back.

Fake IDs, man, and they make 'em good.

Yeah! So you're Charles Dobbs.

John Hellkanas. Jessie Miller.

♪ Totally wild ♪

♪ Totally wild ♪ ♪ Totally wild ♪

♪ Totally wild ♪ ♪ Can't you see ♪

♪ Totally wild ♪


It's so good.

Yeah.

You know, you're a genius, Hammel.

An absolutely mad... Oh, come on.

Oh, come on. Genius.

Does it taste good?

It taste delicious.

Hey. Delicious.

Delicious. Delicious.

The finest four-star restaurant.

How you doin'?

What? What are you doing, man?

You're just so goddamn comfortable, huh?

Yeah, of course. Yeah.

Of course I'm comfortable.

Get up here. Come on, man.

You're just so goddamn comfortable, huh?

And so are you, aren't you?

What's up, man?

Trying to make a fucking play, hmm?

Is that what you're trying to do, make a fucking play?

What are you talking about? Fuck you, Hammel, okay?

I've been seeing this. I've been seeing this goddamn‒ Stop fuckin' pawin' on him like you're a goddamn whore.

You fucking love me.

You've fucking loved me for a long time.

Don't fucking act like‒ Hey, hey, stop.

What the fuck are you talking about?

I'm talking about the dancing.

I'm talking about the smiling, the singing.

All the perfect package, sort of thing to do, right?

Is that what you trying to fucking do?

Yeah? Why are you being like this?

What do you mean, Why am I being like this?

We're just having fun, man.

Come on, yeah. We're just having a good time.

We're having a good time. Don't be‒ Don't make it weird.

I'm not making it weird. You know what? You're right.

Let's all just have fun.

Fuck each other, act like a bunch of fucking animals.

What are you talking about? I have fucking respect.

Right, right?

Yeah! Yeah.

Let's have a fucking ball. Yes.

Let's have a fucking good time.

Right. Just havin' fun! Yeah.

Right? Yeah.

Yeah, we're gonna have a great time.

We're gonna have a great time.

Great time. Great time.

Whoo! Let's all have fun.

Fucking fun. Whoa, what are you doing?

Let's have some fun!

What are you doing, man? Stop!

Ellis!

What?

Ellis, what the fuck is wrong with you?

Calm the fuck down!

Calm down!

You could have killed somebody!

Don't you hit me, okay?

You don't have that right. Don't hit me.

Hey, hey. Hey, hey, hey.

Whoa! What the fuck, man? Hey! Stop.

Don't fucking try‒ Calm the fuck down.

Calm the fuck down, okay?

Jesus Christ.

It's all right. Oh, fuck.

Just calm the fuck down.

Hey, man, I'm just trying to have some fun.

Come on.

I didn't‒I didn't mean it. I didn't mean it.

I was‒I was just...

I just wanted us to have some fun.

I'm sorry. I know.

I don't want to lose you. I know.

I know. Don't be scared of me.

I know.

I'm sorry. I'm sorry.

I'm very sorry... for everything.

Are you okay?

Yeah.

Are you sure?

It happens.

You're okay. I know.

I better go look after Ellis, okay?

You want me to come with you? No.

No.

Okay.

♪ Heartbeat ♪

♪ Slowly I'll wait for you ♪

♪ It's time to do the things ♪

♪ You know we've always wanted to ♪

You've had enough.

Fuck you.

God, you can be such a fucking prick!

♪ Like today still haven't happened yet ♪

♪ What have we done? ♪

♪ What have we done? ♪

♪ We've made this whole world ♪

♪ Whole world come undone ♪ I'm such a fucking idiot.

I'm so sorry. I'm so sorry.

♪ What have we done? ♪ I realized I had nothing.

All I had was my coke and suddenly I was nothing more than a servant to a bunch of sad, rich orphans.

♪ Thought that I am never going to get enough ♪

♪ What have we done? ♪

♪ What have we done? ♪

♪ We've made this whole world ♪

♪ Whole world come undone ♪

♪ What have we done? ♪

♪ We've made this whole world ♪

♪ Whole world come undone ♪


I was wondering if you could hook me up this weekend.

I've got money.

Not here, man. Come on.

I'm not kidding.

Not here. Sorry.

Toby.

Toby. Fuck!

Shit. I can't.


Oh, come on.

You're not looking so hot, Toby.

I've just been fighting this cold.

I mean, you look strung out.

We need to get more.

I don't think Flip is up for the task, you know?

Then, why don't you get it?

How the fuck am I supposed to do that?

Go to Colombia and buy it, just like Toby did.

You've been travelling to Colombia?

Is that where you're getting it?

Why? You want some more?

No, I want this to stop now! Yeah?

Yes. Okay, dad.

I wanna know how big this is. How many people know?

You could go with him.

Are you insane?

Do you think I'm gonna go to Colombia with Toby?

Well, that'd be a bowl of fun.

Maybe I will.

You're such a fucking hypocrite, man.

You are going to go to prison.

And you'll be the only one.

Do... do have any idea that your life would be completely destroyed if you got caught?

But you're okay with Toby risking his life

'cause he's the mule, right?

Tell me you're gonna stop. Don't fucking touch me!

Don't fucking touch me!

Leave me alone.

I don't care if he is the fucking walrus, honey.

You're not goin'.

Whatever you say.

Mr. Jennings didn't wait to see how big it was.

He packed up and resigned.

I wasn't his project.

I was his liability.

The school infirmary said I was having a panic attack and called my mother.

I'd never been so happy to see Ingrid.

Sorry, I didn't mean to startle you.

And you are?

I'm Alex.

It's really nice to meet you, Mrs. Hammel.

Um, did you mention it to her yet?

Mention what? Um, uh...

Don't worry, we're not getting married.

She's joking. You could do a lot worse.

Well, that's really nice of you, Mrs. Hammel.

Thank you.

You must be so proud of Toby.

He's pretty much taken over Sage Hall.

Yeah. We'll see you tomorrow, Alex.

Toby wants to ask if he can join me in Palm Beach for Thanksgiving.

Palm Beach?

No, I'm gonna be home.

I'm gonna be home for Thanksgiving.

See, my dad really wants to meet him and all the Thurmond kids are gonna be there, so it'll be really fun.

Thurmond?

Strom Thurmond, the senator of South Carolina.

He and Daddy are really close. Oh.

Wow.

Thank you, Alex, but I just‒ I don't‒I don't feel like making any trips right now.

I got a lot of homework to do before finals are coming up.

Why don't I talk to Toby's father about it?

But, you know, the expense of it probably makes it out of the question.

Oh, don't worry. The tickets are totally free.

Daddy has more frequent-flyer miles than he knows what to do with.

Well, it was really lovely to meet you.

You too.

Bye. Bye.

What?

Florida, Palm Beach.

She wanted me to go. She encouraged it.

She even used the money that I sent her to buy me a gift for the trip.

Mom, you can't afford this.

Yes, I can.

Go, be with her.

Enjoy yourself.

♪ The place we owned ♪

♪ You're much too tired ♪

♪ You say it's the cold ♪

♪ Your time is expired ♪

♪ The citizens marched ♪

♪ Down the steps ♪

I made the call.

♪ Oh ♪ I combined our rooms and got us the honeymoon suite.

She was fucking with me.

Alex toyed with people.

But I didn't care.

Thanks.

Play me something.

Seriously?

Yeah.

I'm not very good.

Come on.

What's that?

It's a song.

Really?

♪ Sometimes ♪

♪ Just to be with you ♪

♪ Would be all I need ♪

♪ Then I'd have everything ♪

♪ Everything I could ever need ♪

♪ Just to be with you ♪

♪ Would be all I need ♪

♪ Just to see you smile ♪

♪ Would make it all worthwhile ♪


Alex, I‒ It's okay. I know.


Is that good?

Yeah.

That's probably the dealer.

Just let it ring.

No, I can't.

Yes. Hi.

Uh-huh, in two hours? Okay.

Yeah, yeah, I'm ready.

Where do they want to meet us?

Us?

Raoul wanted me to meet him at a party he ran near his place in El Borde.

Welcome.

You got my money?

Yeah.

Do you have the stuff?

Same old gringo.

But this time you brought la rubia.

You didn't tell me she was so sexy.

Come.

I don't walk around with three kilos.

Let's have some fun.

I think you're going to enjoy this party.

Raoul brought us to his 24-hour party while he went off to get the coke.

He said it was all there for us, whatever we wanted.


Excuse me, do you know where Raoul went?

The guy who owns this place.

The guy who owns this house!

Where did he go? Does anyone know?

Does anyone know where Raoul went?

Fuck, I have to fucking find Raoul.

What? What?

What? Stop. No. No.


Raoul?


Come on.

This way.

Antonio!

Hey!


Hey, Calista.

Is‒is Alex home?

No, Mr. Ellis.

Well, will you be expecting her home soon?

No, Mr. Ellis.

Why not? Where is she?

She said she was spending the break with a friend.

May I use your phone?


Get rid of it.

What? Right before‒before we land.

Go to the bathroom and get rid of it.

Why?

I have a terrible feeling.

I don't want any part of this.

We don't need it, Toby.

And what about Ellis?

What about him?

Please, get rid of it.

Please. That's what you want?

Yes.

Yes, hello, I'd like to speak to Dr. Fielding.

Yes, it's Ellis Tynes.

It's important.

Okay.

Okay.

Yeah.

Excuse me, I need to use the restroom.

Sure. Thanks.


Come on.

Come on.

Come on.

Oh, God.

Okay.


Everything okay?

Yeah.


Thank you.

This one? Yeah.

Ready?


Are you Tobias Hammel?

Yeah. DEA.

Come with us, please. Against the wall.

Excuse me, please tell me, what's‒ What's going on?

Just gonna take a little look through your things.

Stay here. What's going on?

You're under arrest for the possession of narcotics.

You have the right to remain silent.

Anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law.

Toby, what's‒ Toby, what's going on?

Let go of me!

Let's take him.

Toby!

Toby!

They're saying he's gonna be tried as an adult.

He's gonna do anything he can to get himself out of this.

He's gonna rat us out, Ellis.

All of us.

Doesn't matter.

How can you be so fucking casual about this?

Don't you know that if Fielding finds out‒ He finds out we're in on this, we're fucked.

Doesn't matter.

Why not?

Because the headmaster already knows.

And how does the headmaster already know, Ellis?

I covered our asses.

You covered our asses?

What does that mean?

I told them what Toby was doing.

Got the DEA involved.

So it's‒it's a criminal matter.

It's on him.

You ratted Toby out.

It was you.

Fuckin' scumbag.

Hey, man, look...

We'll get off with no more than suspensions, okay?

It's gonna be cool.

What about Alex?

What the fuck?

My parents are gonna shit.

There goes fucking Yale.

You were never really Yale material, Benny.

Laura. Get away from me!

Laura. No, leave me alone!

Manic cunt.

We understand the defendant's prior lack of any record and his young age, your honor, but we believe the amount of the illegal substance seized is significant enough...

I was being charged with federal drug trafficking.

Word of what I had done had spread across the country, and after "60 Minutes" picked up the story, it was a national scandal.

Hi, Mary.

I need to speak with my mom, please.

Well, I don't care if she's in a meeting.

I need you to go get her, I‒ It's really important.

Hey, have you seen Laura?

No one was safe now.

There was nowhere to hide.

Okay. Okay. Can I talk to my dad?

Headmaster Fielding.

Hi, I'm Ed Bradley from "60 Minutes."

I have a few questions for you I'd like you to answer.

Do you have a minute?

He had no idea how many students and schools were involved.

The scope of it was overwhelming.

This issue is under investigation.

We're looking at the facts.

No.

No message.

The press was in a frenzy.

I brought the scourge of cocaine into the midst of America's most privileged progeny.

The white kids were in danger.

But this is a major investigation.

You have a good day.

Dr. Fielding? Dr. Fielding?

Everyone was feeling it.

Trying to stay ahead of what was about to happen.

But not everyone could outrun it.

Laura disappeared for two days.

Ben searched everywhere for her, but he wasn't the one who found her.


You fuck. You killed her! You fuck!

Fuck you!


This judge, he wanted to teach you a lesson.

Our attorney is hopeful that after little time, he might grant bail.

We'll have to put up the house to cover it.

Okay.

I'm sorry.

You're going to have to make a full confession.

You give him the names of everyone that's involved and you might be able to get some years back.

Toby, did you hear me?

It was me.

It was all me.

I bought it. I smuggled it in.

I brought it to Sage and ten other schools...

No, stop it, stop it, right this instant.

And Laura died because of me.

No.

Where's Alex?

Alex?

What?

Who's Alex?

It's the girl. He's asking about the girl.

Okay.

Her father made a deal.

If she stays in South Carolina, she will not be extradited.

Do you see?

The difference between us and them‒ Enough. That's enough.

The difference between us and them...

She's okay?

Yes, yes.

I'd understood that a long time ago.

I saw it.

I'd measured it in grams.

But I don't think Ingrid ever understood it.

Why didn't you dump it?

I'm sorry.

I have to go.

Oh, Toby.

I'm sorry, Mom. I have to go.


No more lies.

Only medical grade truth now.

Mike and Ingrid split up.

Ingrid felt someone had to be responsible for the monster I'd become.

Ellis and Ben got expelled with a whole bunch of people.

But Ellis' preordained path wasn't altered one bit.

Ben never got over Laura and I heard he dropped out of the whole scene.

It was my fault, all of it.

When I look back at it, now I have this funny feeling of remembering it all while it was happening.

Like a dream I couldn't stop until I got to the end.

Until I got caught.

And I know I am supposed to feel bad and tell everyone I'm sorry, and I am, for everything, but the truth is, I miss it.

Everything, everyone, even Ellis.

I miss the moment I had with her.

And that's all I'll ever have.

Because I never saw Alex again.

Last spring, a student at one of America's most prestigious prep schools, Choate Rosemary Hall, was arrested by police at Kennedy Airport as he was returning with $300,000 worth of cocaine.

There was a lot of drug use.

There were‒ there were certain rooms where people would go to smoke or to drink.

The dorms would usually be drug dorms or not drug dorms.

Or drinking dorms or not drinking dorms.

I assume that you, no more than I, wish to be identified with the newspaper language used to indict us all.

"Spoiled preppies.

"Too much privilege. Too much cash.

"Adolescent pawns for criminals.

Self-centered elites."

With about twice as much money collected from even more students, he would once again board a plane with the cocaine hidden, but this time, his luck was about to run out.

We picked up the bags and started to walk toward the checkout booth and immediately we were stopped by someone with a badge.

What did you think when they put those cuffs on?

I felt really destroyed.

♪ Just to see you smile ♪ I felt completely at their mercy.

I mean, five minutes before, I thought I was on top of the world.

And I was all set. Nothing was gonna get to me.

And five minutes later, I had no power.

♪ Heart beats slowly ♪

♪ I wait for you ♪

♪ It's time to do the things you know ♪

♪ We've always wanted to ♪

♪ This bright sun ♪

♪ It will never set ♪

♪ Because tomorrow's not today ♪

♪ Still haven't happened yet ♪

♪ What have we done? ♪

♪ What have we done? ♪

♪ We make this whole world, whole world ♪

♪ Come undone ♪

♪ What have we done? ♪

♪ Your perfume fills up every room ♪

♪ And every little bit of space ♪

♪ Can't stop my head ♪

♪ From filling up ♪

♪ With the thought ♪

♪ That I am never going to get enough ♪

♪ What have we done? ♪

♪ What have we done? ♪

♪ We make this whole world, whole world ♪

♪ Come undone ♪

♪ What have we done? ♪

♪ What have we done? ♪

♪ We make this whole world, whole world ♪

♪ Come undone ♪

♪ What have you done? ♪

♪ What have you done? ♪

♪ You make my whole world, whole world ♪

♪ Telephone ♪

♪ Feels like mind control ♪

♪ Through the microphone ♪

♪ I can hear your song ♪

♪ Singing to me ♪

♪ Right into my ear ♪

♪ Raindrops falling ♪

♪ And the rivers rushing ♪

♪ Over waterfalls ♪

♪ Over waterfalls ♪

♪ I know someday ♪

♪ There will be a whole way ♪

♪ To communicate ♪

♪ Let me see your face ♪

♪ Even when you're ♪

♪ 1,000 miles from here ♪

♪ Raindrops falling ♪

♪ And the oceans rising ♪

♪ Over tidal waves ♪

♪ Over tidal waves ♪

♪ Don't lose faith ♪

♪ In what we can't see ♪

♪ I can taste ♪

♪ What you give to me ♪

♪ Raindrops falling ♪

♪ The oceans spinning ♪

♪ The hurricanes ♪