Synopsis: Our filthy hero Gus mutters to himself, just before stealing a white Rolls Royce. He happens upon Ruby, a stunning tattoo artist he's always had a thing for, and waves her into the convertible. The misfits escape the city and into nature, sharing a joint, wondering why things used to be so much cooler in the '70s. Asthma is a modern romance that explores addiction in a fresh and honest way. She warns him not to fall in love with her, but the higher you are the harder you fall.
Genre: Drama, Romance
Director(s): Jake Hoffman
Production: Out Of The Woods Productions
Rotten Tomatoes:
90 min



Pretty hard to breathe, huh?

I mean, isn't there something

about the color white, like, uh..

You know, like an art thing

or something?

Oh, I forget.

Like, uh, like it's the only color

you can't undo or something?

Oh, man, I don't even know

why we have to f***in' repaint

this f***in' thing

in the first place.

I mean, it was already white.

They're paying us, that's why.

Stop f***ing around, man.

Now, I have to repaint

this sh*t.

Alright, man, whatever.

Look, fix it.

Why don't you get out

of here, huh?

Get out of here, please,

I'll finish it.

Fine, man.

Lizard King.

My heroes are dead.

I was born in the wrong time.

F***in' Lizard King.

The same, the same, the same.

The same.

F***in' lamp is the same.

F***in' TV, basketball, books.

I don't hear.

I don't see.

Oh, f***.

I shouldn't have done that.

Gussy, Gussy, Gussy.

I miss the old New York

in, like, the '70s and '80s.

CBGBs. The Ramones.

"Mean Streets."

SAMO doing graffiti

and Andy going to parties.

The birth of hip-hop.

Just look at Times Square.

Used to be cool..

...all cracked up.

And now it's like

f***in' Disneyland.

What the f*** happened here?


That's a dope ride.

I have nothing to lose, man.

Alright, f*** it. F*** it.

Hey, what are you doing?

Where are you going?

The front doorman was there. I just

f***in' jumped into the car, you know?

But how did you start the car?

The keys were in the car.

Do you mean to tell me

this really happened?

Pretty nice, huh?

Well, nice, in a sort of

kind of "Catcher In The Rye" way

but... you didn't by any chance

bring the car here, did you?

Yeah, it's parked

right outside. Come on.

Come here.

- There.

- Oh, you a**hole!

Did you forget

that I'm a f***in' dope dealer?

And I'm not the kind of person

who wants attention paid to him.

Well, I mean,

you provide the community

with a valuable services.

Yes, I know and I adore you too

but it's time to leave.

Are you kickin' me out?

Yes, because anyway,

I don't think you can..

There it is.

There you go.


I don't count the money.

You must have robbed

a lot of people to get that.

- Are you alright?

- I'm okay.

Look, if this is okay?

Just, um, just give me a bindle

and we'll... call it even.

- How much?

- A bindle.

A bindle.

Uh, considering that you owe me $3000...

- 3 grand?

- Well, yes.

- Oh, come on.

- You owe me 600.

I gave you over 2 grand.

- Come on...

- 2400.

And that means

you owe me, uh, 600 more.

- Juan, please.

- $600.

Because I've been supporting

your habit for 4 months...

Oh, Juan, come on!


Please, look, I just need a

little bit of sh*t, that's all.

- Think about the interest.

- You'll get it.

Just a bit.

Oh, well, Pranc.

Prancy honey, give him a balloon.

Happy birthday.

Thank you.

- Thanks, Prancy.

- Don't call me Prancy.

And now..'s time for you to leave.

Ah. That f***in' kid.

It's more like

Catcher In The Rolls.

Hey! Hey, Ruby!

Hey, what's up?

I'll take..

You're gonna be like that, huh?


It's okay. It's okay.

You know, I'm not like some

crazy, psycho, weirdo

serial killer

who hears voices or anything,


- Good for you. It's good.

- Yeah, I..

My voices only tell me

to hurt myself

so... you're in the clear.

I, I was staring at you

because, uh

I think you're beautiful.

Stunning, actually. I mean..

Seriously, you're like

the f***in' hottest thing

I've ever f***in' seen.

Does this routine

work on everybody?

I don't know,

I've never tried before.

- Right.

- Yeah.

And judging by your reaction,

I'll never say it again.

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Jake Hoffman

Jacob Edward "Jake" Hoffman (born March 20, 1981) is an American actor, writer and director. more…

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