Fifty Pills

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Fifty Pills
Fifty Pills DVD cover.jpg
DVD cover
Directed by Theo Avgerinos
Produced by Matthew Pernicaro
Jake Demaray
Kevin Mann
Written by Matthew Pernicaro
Starring Lou Taylor Pucci
Kristen Bell
John Hensley
Nora Zehetner
Michael Peña
Diora Baird
Jane Lynch
Monica Keena
Eddie Kaye Thomas
Music by David Manning
Cinematography Harris Charalambous
Edited by Adam B. Stein
Distributed by PalmStar Entertainment
Release date(s) April 26, 2006 (2006-04-26)
(Tribeca)
February 20, 2007 (2007-02-20)
Running time 83 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $250,000[1]

Fifty Pills (also known as 50 Pills) is the debut feature film of director Theo Avgerinos, which premiered at the 2006 Tribeca Film Festival.

Plot[edit]

After being blamed for a party which he didn't throw or have any knowledge of, that resulted in many damages, young Darren (Lou Taylor Pucci) loses his scholarship. Being from a lower-middle-class family he will not have enough money to pay for college next semester without his scholarship. His roommate, Coleman (John Hensley), who actually threw the party, sympathizes with Darren and gives him a stash of fifty ecstasy pills. If he sells the pills he could make $1000 and would have enough money to stay in school.

Darren sells to many weirdos, including a dominatrix who wants the pills so her "pets" can be numb when she has sex with them. When visiting his girlfriend, her roommate sets Darren up with a connection. The brother of this roommate is a seemingly retarded and overly-zealous white-collar employee named Ralphie (Eddie Kaye Thomas) is obsessed with Diff'rent Strokes. He makes Darren watch four hours of the show, but Darren leaves. Upon leaving he is harassed by a drug dealer known as The Seoul Man (Ron Yuan), who almost kills him. Once again his luck turns sour when his girlfriend finds out that he is selling drugs and breaks it off with him.

Coleman owes money to a drug dealer, so a group of three armed thugs are sent to extract the money for him at his dorm. Not having the money, he says he will call Darren and they can take whatever pills he has left as collateral. Darren comes back to the dorm, and gives the pills to the thugs, who leave. The next day, Darren feels defeated, but discovers that Coleman paid his tuition in full and is leaving the college. Reinvigorated, Darren begins dating Gracie and the movie ends with the two sitting on a bench with Darren taking a picture on his phone, saying that Gracie is about to make his parents very happy.

Cast[edit]

Release and reception[edit]

Fifty Pills premiered at the 2006 Tribeca Film Festival on April 26, 2006.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Zoe Business Plan" (PDF). Mojoflo Productions. 2007-12-19. p. 8. Retrieved 24 November 2011. 
  2. ^ http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0426462/releaseinfo

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