Waffle Street

Synopsis: Waffle Street's riches-to-rags tale is an adaptation of James Adams' 2010 memoir of the same name (published by Sourced Media Books), which chronicles the financier's foray into the food industry. After being laid off at the hedge fund where he worked, and further jaded by his culpability in the crisis, Adams chose to work at a popular 24-hour diner where he claims "most of his financial knowledge has been gleaned." Offering a fresh take on the fallout of corporate greed, Adams' is a tale of the redemption and unlikely friendship found under the tutelage of Glover's character Edward, the best short-order cook in town.
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Director(s): Eshom Nelms, Ian Nelms
Production: 6 Foot Films
  3 wins.
 
IMDB:
6.2
UNRATED
Year:
2015
86 min
394 Views


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Man:
What we do is legal,

therefore, it is not unethical.

If this was unethical,

it would be illegal.

What we do is legal,

therefore, it is not unethical.

If this was unethical,

it would be illegal.

What we do is legal,

therefore, it is not unethical.

If this was unethical,

it would be illegal.

What we do is legal,

therefore, it is not unethical.

If this was unethical,

it would be illegal.

What we do is legal,

therefore, it is not unethical.

If this was unethical,

it would be illegal.

What we do is legal,

therefore, it is not unethical.

If this was unethical,

it would be illegal.

What we do is legal,

therefore, it is not unethical.

If this was unethical,

it would be illegal.

What we do is legal,

therefore, it is not unethical.

If this was unethical,

it would be illegal.

What we do is legal,

therefore, it is not unethical.

If this was unethical,

it would be illegal.

What we do is legal,

therefore, it is not unethical.

If this was unethical,

it would be illegal.

That company mantra

was the only thing

fending off this latest

bout of moral crisis.

You see, I just sold this guy

and his two financial gurus

on investing $200 million

in our mortgage fund.

He will lose almost everything.

My firm will make $26 million.

And it's totally legal.

Therefore, it is not unethical.

At a young age, it occurred

to me that I was different.

You see, it's always been easier for me to

relate intellectually as opposed to emotionally.

While most children

were playing pretend,

I focused my efforts

on counting to 100.

For Halloween, I departed from the

traditional superhero or ghoul,

and instead dressed as seven-time

mathlete champion, Franklin Stubbs.

In high school, I divided my time

between "The Wall Street Journal"

and classic literature.

By 16, I had a life plan

mapped out to my 65th birthday.

After a freak

Segway-ing accident...

landed me

in the college infirmary,

I had my heart stolen by a sympathetic

coed working on her nursing degree.

Somehow, she found

my idiosyncrasies endearing.

Eight years

and two business degrees later,

I landed in finance.

We hate Wall Street!

We hate Wall Street!

Man:
To survive the

crash, I worked overtime.

Some nights, I slept there.

I had goals to reach.

I got the car, bought the house,

then worked my way up

to vice president.

After this deal,

they'd make me a partner.

Overnight, our firm

was gonna be worth three-fold.

To celebrate, the top brass

threw a party in my honor.

It didn't occur to them that I

neither drink nor enjoy bars,

but being the man of the hour, I

was forced to make an appearance

and enjoy

my 18-dollar virgin tonic.

Jim! Jim, my man!

How you doing?

You having a good time, huh?

I just wanna say

excellent work. Top notch.

- What we asked of you was not easy.

- Thank you.

You enjoy yourself

because you deserve it.

I... I am.

Unfortunately, it is about

time for me to head out.

- No!

- Becky leaves for work in 45 minutes,

and she'll be disappointed

if I don't see her off.

Listen, good for you.

Before you go, let's get a

picture with Phil and Hal.

Don't you move. Don't move.

Jim:
Today's mark was an

eccentric billionaire.

But I had spent

the last six years

talking people

out of their money,

banks, college endowments,

teachers' pension funds.

If there was a nickel to be had,

it was my job to get it.

When the guilt piled up,

I buried it with my ambition.

If I climbed high enough,

maybe I could outrun it.

- Jim, how are you?

- Good.

- Jim.

- Come on in.

Take a seat.

How is Becky?

Uh, she's... She's great.

We're trying to start a family.

Good. Good.

That's really great, Jim.

We're gonna let you go, Jim.

- Come on, Hal.

- Show a little tact, Hal.

Cut the crap,

and tell him why he's here.

But we just went public

with the mortgage fund.

Hey, your work on that

was top notch, Jim.

The bonds are under water.

It's just a matter of time

before they all blow up.

There was no other way

to achieve those target numbers.

You were perfectly

aware of this.

We gave you a number to hit.

You're the one that decided

how to hit it.

This is all gonna

come back on us, Jim,

and believe me, it's gonna

be better for all of us...

if you're not here.

I was loyal,

and you used me.

Now, there's no reason

this can't be amicable.

And no one twisted your arm.

Jim:
With Alpha pinning

me as the fall guy,

my career in finance was over.

No other firm would touch me.

Hey, you're home early.

So, I had

the most disgusting day today.

Cresting Elementary's corn chips and

chili fry day went completely awry.

A hundred and twenty fifth graders

show up spewing from both ends.

We had to make an emergency run

to Home Depot for extra buckets.

I bet you forgot we have dinner

with your parents tonight.

Do you know

if your grandfather is coming?

Because I love him,

but I just...

I need to mentally

prepare myself for him.

Jim:
All that ladder climbing

just made my fall

that much more traumatic.

What's wrong?

Jim:
I was disgusted with myself

and repulsed by the business.

I got fired.

Jim:
I hadn't outrun anything.

So, you're...

You're happy you got fired?

No. I don't know.

I think I'd just like

to try something else.

Well, I didn't know you had anything

other passions besides finance.

Sure, I do. Plenty of things.

I just need to...

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