Gimme the Loot

Synopsis: When a rival gang buffs Malcolm and Sofia's latest graffiti masterpiece with a replica of the NY Mets home-run apple, they're determined to get spectacular revenge - by tagging the real Mets' apple. Over the course of a whirlwind two-day heat wave, these tough teens from the Bronx must hustle, scramble, and steal to execute the scheme that will make them the most famous writers in New York.
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Director(s): Adam Leon
Production: IFC Films
  4 wins & 10 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
81 min



- Oh, shit!

- Hey!

Yo, Champ, get out of here!

Pull out!

Pull out, Champion!

Now! Now! Now! Now! Now!

# Shimmy, shimmy, shimmy

# Get ready, everybody

# Let's shimmy

# All the shimmying

that we do #

Right now, it's time for our

latest tales from the street,

and I'm here with my man

the legendary Speedy.

What's going on, Base?

How you doing?

I'm good.

How are you?

- Chillin', chillin'.

- All right, cool.

So what's this crazy-ass shit

that happened out in Queens

last week?

Yeah, so me and my boy Rox,

we go out to Shea Stadium

to catch a Mets game, you know,

but for us, it ain't even about

watching the Mets.

We bring in these cans

'cause we trying

to bomb the apple.

Why are you trying

to bomb the apple?

Explain what the apple is

for everybody.

Well, anybody who's living

up in this fine city knows

anytime someone on the Mets

hits a home run,

this goofy-ass apple

pops out of the-

pops out of the stands,

and everybody goes crazy.

It's corny,

but I'm a fucking Mets fan.

- No, f*ck the Mets.

- Don't disrespect the Mets.

All right, all right,

it's your show,

so I'ma let that slide.

But seriously, yo, you know,

I mean, we've hit walls.

We've hit subways before.

But if you hit the apple

when it pops up,

the whole crowd sees it.

Everybody watching on TV

sees it.

All of New York

will see that shit.

That's gonna be, like, forever.

We had to wait until about,

like, 4:
00 in the morning.

We go over there

to center field,

we hop the fence,

and there it is-

boom, the apple.

You know,

I'm right underneath it.

I can see it.

I can touch it.

We're ready to go,

and then, man,

flashlights are all over us.

There was mad cops,

so we just bounced, right?

I'm running one way.

Rox is running the other way.

I think I'm in the clear,

but, like, I had to-

I caught a charge.

You gonna try to bomb

that apple again?

Hell yeah, I'm gonna try

and bomb that apple again!

Yo, I'm a constant opportunist,

so if the situation arises,

then hell yeah.

But honestly, even if it's not

Speedy or Rox that do it,

somebody's gonna bomb

that apple,

and they gonna get mad props

in the game.

Their names are gonna ring out

in our world.

# Ah, the shimmy

is what's happening

# To everybody

# Shimmy

# Shimmy, shimmy, shimmy,

shimmy #

A'ight, yo, let's go.

Buffing our shit?

Who the f*ck

they think they are?

Yo, that's what I'm saying, man.

I gotta get me

one of those Queens boys, man.

You gonna get you one of them

Queens toys and do what?

I'ma f*ck-yo.

I take care of my shit.

You don't know.

Gus, let me get two slices.

You know, I don't know.

What, you a gangster?

What, you a thug now?

When I need to be.

Yo, don't let me catch

one of these motherfuckers

buffing our pieces.

I'ma come up behind 'em

with some GoodFellas shit.

They not gonna see it comin'.

Put, like, two

in the back of they head.

Easy, just-

First of all,

nobody in they right mind

is gonna give you a gun.

It's not funny.

And second of all,

if you gonna shoot somebody,

you shoot them in the eye

like a fuckin' man.

Be the last thing they see

before they drop,

not like them fuckin'

"GodFellas" pussies.

Yo, whatever, as long as they

get got, yo, I'm fuckin'-

Stupid-ass Mets fans, yo.

I'm tired of them and that

fucking buffing our shit

with that dumb-ass Mets logo.

And I'm really sick

of that fucking corny

blue and orange on everything.

That shit... that shit is...

We gotta do something.

We have to.

All right,

listen, listen, listen.

So this is what we gon' do.

Don't your brother

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Adam Leon

Adam Leon is an American film director and writer working in New York City. His first feature film, Gimme the Loot, won the Grand Jury Prize at South by Southwest and premiered internationally at the Cannes Film Festival (Un Certain Regard) in 2012. Leon’s second feature, Tramps, wrapped production in March 2016 and premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2016, where Netflix acquired worldwide rights. Leon's films have received critical acclaim. more…

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