Cash Only

Synopsis: Elvis Martini is in deep trouble. He's in big debt to bookies and his daughter's school and his building is about to be foreclosed on. He finds cash in an evicted tenant's apartment and it briefly keeps the wolves at bay, but it brings out an even bigger wolf. His daughter is kidnapped and Elvis has 24 hours to come up with $25K. Cash only.
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Director(s): Malik Bader
Production: Nickname Projects
  1 win.
Rotten Tomatoes:
91 min



(phone vibrates)

(rock music)

(heavy breathing)

- [Phone] New message.

- [Woman on voicemail] Hey baby,

I got off work early.

Lena's still at my Mom's.

(heavy breathing)

- [Man] State Tremlett

versus Elvis Martini,

94, 39, Brabet.

- Your Honor, this mortgage


six months in arrears.

MCR 2.116, C9 demands

that this property be foreclosed


In addition, Your Honor,

my client has just learned

that the insurance

coverage has been cancelled

due to Mr. Martini's

involvement with an arson

at his prior residence.

- [Defense attorney] That's

absolutely false, Your Honor.

This man lost his wife, lost his


lost everything.

And not even single charge

was brought against him.

- I'm only stating facts clearly


by a two-year investigation.

- Okay, let's calm down, both of


- [Defense attorney] Your Honor,

we asking for a little

more time so Mr. Martini

can get his life in order.

- Mr. Martini is unemployed,

and is just biding time

at the bank's expense.

- Mr. Martini?

Mr. Martini.

Mr. Martini.

- Yes.

- What's your intention?

- I just need a little

time to pay what I owe.

I've never not paid anyone.

- Mr. Martini,

I'll give you four weeks.

If you could pay half of what

you owe,

then I'll consider giving you

more time.

- Your Honor, this man's


- You've said that, Counsellor.

Mr. Martini, do you have a job?

- Yes, I'm a landlord.

- Well, I suggest you get to

work, honey.

(phone rings)

- What are you still doing up,


- It's not my bedtime yet.

It's still early.

- Hello?

- [Phone] Yeah, I was just


about the place you got for


Is it still available?

- Yeah, can you just, you know


let me just get your number.

What's your name?

- [Phone] Jamal.

- [Elvis] 313.

- [Phone] 555

- [Elvis] 55.

- [Phone] 7200.

- 7200.

Yeah, we should have something

coming up,

and then when it's ready

I'll call you back.

- [Phone] Okay.

- Okay, thanks. Bye.

- [Phone] Appreciate ya.

- No problem.

(video game beeps)

- Look, I'm gonna go to the

store and get some cigarettes.

- Can I come? I want licorice.

- No, no, you stay here.

I'll bring them back to you.

- Hey.


Hey, stay with her,

because I'm going to something.

Do you want something?

- C'mon, I got people.

- Okay, okay, okay.

- He's gonna come tomorrow.

He's gonna fix it, I said.

- You look nice.

Bye, ladies.

See you.

Bye, have fun.

You stay with her, please?

- Okay, okay fine.

- Okay.

- Okay.


- [Phone] Hey man, I called you

last week

about that apartment.

You told me to call you back in

a week

to see if it done opened up.

I gots to be moving, man.

- No, I'm sorry, man, I'm full.

We got problems in that



- [Elvis] What's up, Lek?

- Chilling, Holmes.

- Hey Blert.

- Elvis.

- [Elvis] How's your mom?

- [Berta] She's good.

- Say hello for me.

- [Berta] I will.

Hey, please don't stay out late?

- Okay, I already just got here.

- When are you gonna come home?

- [Leka] I'll be home.

You straight to your

f***ing sister's house.


- Okay.

- Okay.

- Okay.

- All right.

- Keys?


- [Leka] What's up man?

Coming to my bachelor

party tomorrow night?

- [Elvis] No, man.

I don't think so.

- Don't be late.

- [Leka] Okay, I'll be here.

- Should be nicer to her, Lek.

- What up, man?

- Hey, I got your lamp,


You owe me 150.

- Thanks Pete.

- Lek, what's up with the rent?

I need it, I got problems, man.

- [Leka] I got problems too,


Getting married is not easy.

- You've been saying

you're gonna have the rent

for the last three months, man,

and my problems are

much bigger than yours.

- [Leka] Yeah, I got you next


I've got something cooking.

Baku put me up on these crazy

dog fights.

I could have made a G last


but I didn't have the

money to gamble with.

- Gimme a f***ing break.

Stop gambling, get a job,

and start paying your rent.

I gotta talk to Agroni, come on.

(lively music)

Are you gonna come tomorrow, or


Come on, man, please, for

me, bro, you got the tools.

I wanna pay you, I said.

- Yeah, you pay my dick.

- C'mon, man, for me, we're


- Okay, man!

I told you I'll come tomorrow.

Let me eat this f***ing food,


- [Elvis] Okay, okay.

You got the f***ing uh,

this black tenant who's

working the system.

Three months, didn't pay me.

- How's your little Lena?

- She's good.

- Oh, I love Lena, she's such a


- Then you got this f***ing


Sits here gambling all night,

but doesn't have money for rent.

- [Agroni] Visie, Listen to me,


you've got to fix this place up,

then you get better people in.

This is the way, man, I know.

- [Man] Hi Agroni.

- [Agroni] Hey, how you doing,


- [Agroni] (mumbles)

- Good to see you.

Agroni, give me a minute,

I want to talk to this guy.

- I'll see you later.

- Hi, Visie.

- What's up, man?

- [Man] Where you been? I haven't

seen your face long time.

- I've been busy, man, swear to


- Visie, You got my 10,000?

- I'm working on it, man.

You know that.

- Visie,

and you'd still owe me the


- What's up, man? How you been?

- You doing okay?

- I'm tired, man.

Give me a pack of reds too,


(hip hop music)

Just keep it, man, I figured it


- [Shopkeeper] See you, my


- I'll see you.

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Nickola Shreli

Nickola Shreli (born July 30, 1981) is an American actor, producer, and writer. He has appeared in Abduction, Low Winter Sun, Hostel: Part III, and Cash Only, which he also wrote and produced. more…

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