Billionaire Boys Club

Synopsis: A group of wealthy boys in Los Angeles during the early 1980s establish a 'get-rich-quick' scam that turns deadly.
Director(s): James Cox
Production: Vertical Entertainment
108 min


DEAN (V.O.):
Here's the dirty

little secret about being rich.

It's not about the money.

It's about the way people see you.

The way you see yourself.

F*** money.

For kids like Joe Hunt and me,

being rich is about respect.


My name is Dean Karney.

I grew up with parents

who were middle class...

the opposite of rich.

But they wanted the best for me...

scraped together tuition

fees to send me...

to the most elite prep

school in Los Angeles.

The Harvard School for Boys...

where I first met Joe...

the scholarship kid with no friends.

The only thing we had in common

is that neither of us belonged.

I learned early on that

the key was to fake it...

until you make it.

I'd use my charm,

wit, and backhand...

to hang out with the

sons of movie stars...

CEO's, actual royalty.

I played the part perfectly.

By the time I was 25...

I signed a deal worth a

quarter of a billion dollars.

I had it all, the house,

the money, the girl.

And I had the best

partner, Joe Hunt.

In Beverly Hills, the

dream isn't a better life.

It's the best life.

So, let me go back.

It all started six years after

high school and let's just...

say that I wasn't exactly

living up to my full potential.

Are you ready to buy a car,

you handsome son of a b*tch?

What do you got?

Well, I got a Bentley.


What? You don't like a Bentley?

I got a 1979 IROC driven by

Stallone for three months.

I got a Corvette.

Let me see the 'Vette.

DEAN (V.O.):
And there

he was, my old classmate.

He hadn't changed a bit.

If we take the over and the under...

DEAN (V.O.):
He was still

the smartest guy in the room.

Still wearing the cheapest suit.

Sorry, ahh...


Mr. Ioku... thank you.

- Dean.

- Joe.

- It's been forever.

- Way too long.

Come here, man.

So, making moves, what have you been up to?

I am working at the Pacific Stock Exchange.

Wall Street of the West, nice.

And what are you up to?

A bit of this, a bit of that.

Are you living downtown?

I'm still living with my father.

Are you shitting me?

Are they not paying you?


Is that cash?

Yeah, I just sold the Biltmores a Corvette.

Joe, you shouldn't be

working for these guys.

You should be these guys.

You've gotta get your own thing.

Thanks, I appreciate it.

That would take investors, and

money, and things I don't have.

You know, we would make the perfect team.

Come to Spago tonight. It's

Charlie Bottom's birthday.

We could go talk to him.

Charlie Bottoms from high school?


Yeah, I don't think he's gonna

want to give me his money, Dean.

Of course, he will. Just do

what you did to those guys.

You know, pitch 'em gold.

I don't think so. These

guys hated me in high school.

I can't.

Yes, Joe, you can.

With your brains and my connections.

Think about it, we could own this town.

That's a yes, right? That

looks like a yes to me.

- Okay.

- Yes, Joe!


So it is Spago at 9:00

and it's a costume party.

We'll both go as Reagan's.

You're going come, right? Promise?


Okay, cool.

See you later. It's great to see you, man.

DEAN (V.O.):
L.A. was

never a nine-to-five town.

Deals were made at night

at places so exclusive...

just getting in meant you

had your checkbook ready.

Most exclusive of all was

Spago, which is where...

Charlie Bottoms was holding

his 23rd birthday bash.

Halloween in July.

Sorry, kid, it's a private party.

Oh no, I'm invited. I'm

here with Dean Karney.

- Oh yeah, sure you are.

- Yeah.

I pity tha muthafucka'! Back of the line!

No, it is Charlie Bottoms

birthday and I'm joining him.

Make a hole! Make a hole!

Get out of the way.


Dean! Hey!


- There he is.

Joe, what are you doing? Come on in.

Charlie will be 24 by

the time we get inside.

Come on, Mr. T, may we?

- You got it.

- Thank you.

- Thank you.

- See you later.

Dude, what happened to

us both being Reagan?

We are both Reagan, I'm Nancy.

It's called edge, come on.

Holy sh*t.

Right, I told you, dude.

Ladies, it is so good to see you.

You're late.

And you are beautiful.

You are forgiven. Charity case?

- Old friend.

- I'm Joe.

DEAN (V.O.):
The girls at

Spago were out of control.

We ran with a pack of

babes called, The Groovers.

When any new scene hit LA...

they were always on

the crest of the wave.

They're making

it your intention

Love those dreams

Scheme those schemes

DEAN (V.O.):
You don't come to

California for the sunshine.

You come for girls

like Sydney Evans.

Mean Dean.

Hey, Delicious.

- You know her?

- Are you ready?

- What was that for?

- Edge.

There they are! My boys!

Gentlemen, allow me to introduce to you...

our semi-assassinated

President, Joe Hunt...

a very close friend of mine.

Joe, you remember Kyle and Scott Biltmore.

Man, that sh*t is twisted! I love it!

DEAN (V.O.):
This crew was

the epitome of a good time.

Which meant the world

clamored to be around them.

I once watched Tom Cruise's

date excuse herself to go...

to the ladies room, only to

leave out the back door...

with both Biltmores.

Then there was Charlie Bottoms.

Aside from being blessed

with good looks...

he was a mastermind in business.

And what did all three of these

Harvard alumni have in common?


These were the richest

kids in Beverly Hills.

Happy birthday, Charlie.

Thanks for coming.


Got you a gift, Charlie.

What's this, gold?

I've been studying the market

going back forty quarters.

And if we invest in gold right now.

My dad is in gold.

And he says the market's gonna tank.

How is the system going to handle that?

That's why we reverse gold.

We buy and sell a pair of puts and calls...

and set a spread against volatility.

Hold on, shut up a minute.

Hey, did we go to high school together?

No, no, seriously he looks familiar.

Sh*t! Yeah! Hey, I f***ing know this kid!

He was the one who was thrown

off that debate team, right?

And then I stuffed the guy in a locker.

We reverse gold.

- Okay, I've got a Macallan...

- We reverse gold.

Macallan 12, a Glenlivet, a Makers.

Happy birthday, Charlie.


So, Dean, you got that

ten grand you owe me?

Or my Corvette?

No, it's back at my house. I'll

bring it to you in the morning.

Dude, we gotta get you outta the valley.

Dean, I will never

freeze up like that again.

I know, brother. I believe in you, man.



Here's... Johnny!

Thank you, the recession

has hit Rodeo Drive.

I saw a guy filling up

his Rolls-Royce today...

at the self-service island.

Yes, and it's depressing

in Beverly Hills...

during a recession.

It's depressing, you

see people lined up...

with food stamps to buy Haagen Daz.



Took you long enough.

I called you hours ago.

Have you even slept?

No, Dean, sit down, the

Biltmores, Charlie, all them.

Their names have given them

everything they could ever want.

Except purpose and

responsibility and self-respect.

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