Synopsis: In California, the former Navy SEAL Chon and his best friend, the peaceful botanist Ben, are successful entrepreneurs producing and dealing high-quality weed. Chon brought seeds from Afghanistan and Ben used his knowledge to develop the best marijuana in the country. Chon and Ben share the pothead lover Ophelia and she loves both of them since they complete each other - Chon is a powerful and strong lover and Ben is a sensible and loving lover. Their comfortable life changes when the Mexican Baja Cartel demands a partnership in their business. Chon and Ben refuse the deal and the leader of the cartel Elena sends her right-arm in America, Lado, to abduct Ophelia to press the American drug dealers. Chon and Ben ask the support of the dirty DEA Agent Dennis and get inside information to begin a secret war against the Baja Cartel to release Ophelia.
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Director(s): Oliver Stone
Production: Universal Pictures
  6 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
131 min





Just because I'm

telling you this story

doesn't mean I'm

alive at the end of it.

This could all be pre-recorded

and I could be talking to you

from the bottom of the ocean.


it's that kind of a story.

Because things just

got so out of control.

But let's go back

to where it started.

Here, in paradise.

Where they say

God parked Himself

on the seventh day,

but they towed

Him on the eighth.

And this is Ben and Chon's

hole-in-the-wall by the sea.

Paid for in cash.


Not bad for two

young Laguna dudes

who are definitely not

employable on Wall Street.

Chon is a killer.

Two tours. Iraq, Afghanistan.

And he came back

with a Iot of cash,

but no soul.

He's always trying to

f*ck the war out of himself.

I have orgasms.

He has war-gasms.

So, I guess I try

to give him back

some of the things

that he's Iost.

Chon is the Iove of my Iife.

Call me O.

I was named after Ophelia,

the bipolar

basket-case in Hamlet,

who committed suicide.

So I cut it down to just O.

Dope's supposed to be bad,

but in a bad,

bad world, it's good.

Chon says drugs are

a rational response

to insanity.



Chon, you want some?

What is it about porn

that you guys Iike so much?

What is that?

Is that Iraq?

No. Mexico.

Where's Ben?

Isn't he still in Burma?

No. Africa, someplace.

Saving Africans.

He said he was

going to be gone

three weeks.

That's changing, O.

Let's get some air.

Come on.

I guess you've

figured out by now,

if people are willing to go

"Henry Vlll" on this,

Chon and Ben grow

some of the best

weed in the world.



Bring the bags in. Thanks.

Oh, yeah,

this is Ben.


The other love of my life.

Oh, my sweet Iotus.

Oh, my sweet Ben.

How was Africa?

You know,

I started in Burma

and then I took a Ieft

and ended up in the Congo.

But if you're serious...

Good thing I'm tough.


Good to see you.

It's good

to see you, man.

You all right?

Here, Iook.

You got any

of that Lomotil?

Lomotil? Yeah,

I put some in your room.

Suck on some

ice cubes, man.

You Iook Iike shit.



Place Iooks good, though.

Thank you, O.

Thank you.

You're welcome.

Shut up. You're a jerk.

He didn't do anything.

I know, I know.

Here, you've been

taking care of my babies?


Too busy making

some of your own?


Listen, I'm going to

go catch a Iong swim.

We'll talk

business Iater, okay?


Every successful

business has an origin story.

Microsoft and Apple

were born in garages.

Ben and Chon's was

born on the beach.

Ben went to

Berkeley and double-majored

in business and botany.

Chon was between deployments.

And they've been

buddies since high school.

So one day,

they're sitting there

thinking about what

they're going to do,

and Ben says...

So where do you

think the best cannabis

in the world comes from?



Ding! That was

the "founder" moment.

So, Chon, from the most

dangerous ground in the world,

smuggles back

the finest seeds.

It grew.

Within six years,

they had a couple of farms

and a great customer base.

Yo, try this.

It became urban legend.

If you ask any serious head

where the best

dope in the world

in the 21st century is,

it's not Thailand, Jamaica,

and certainly not Mexico.

THC is testing 33 %.

I ran it twice.

There's got to be

a glitch.

I think we

just struck gold.

It's right here

in California, USA.

Ben says every

plant needs love.

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Shane Salerno

Shane Salerno (born November 27, 1972) is an American screenwriter, producer, and director. His writing credits include the movies Armageddon, Savages, Shaft, and the TV series Hawaii Five-0. He was chosen by director James Cameron to work on the four sequels to Avatar, set to release in 2020, 2021, 2024 and 2025. He spent ten years writing, producing, financing, and directing the documentary Salinger, and co-writing with David Shields the companion book which became a New York Times bestseller. Salerno is also the founder and president of The Story Factory, which produces film and TV series based on literary properties.As a writer, Salerno has collaborated with James Cameron, Steven Spielberg, Michael Mann, Ridley Scott, William Friedkin, Oliver Stone, and Ron Howard. He has sold pitches, spec screenplays, fiction and non-fiction books, feature film documentaries, television pilots, television documentaries, and foreign book deals of between $2 and $6 million. more…

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