The Last Deal | Film Threat
Mar 24, 2023
NOW ON VOD! We are heading straight down Shakedown Street at 100 MPH in writer/director Jonathan Salemi’s cannabis crime picture, The Last Deal. Based on true events, it starts out in 2015 in Los Angeles, just prior to marijuana being legalized for recreational use. Vincent (Anthony Molinari), a guy in his 40s from back East, started as a cannabis grower 5 years ago and now owns his own dispensary. He is living high off the hemp hog with a fancy shop that can’t keep weed on the shelves. To re-stock, there is a warehouse in town that grows some killer s**t run by Franko (Orion McCabe). If Vincent needs some serious weight, he has his pilot Carter (Kenny Johnston) fly him to Humboldt County or one of the desert dope fields. There he can buy wholesale weed by the fifty-pound bag and fly back by lunch.
“He has to bribe a shady weed inspector to get his black market inventory approved for sale.”
He has so much business he hires Bobby (Mister Fitzgerald) to help with keep track of all the delivery drivers and supplier accounts. The freewheeling medical herb market is wrecked by voter-approved full legalization and the rise of state regulation. Vincent’s high time quickly falls, taking him from the clover to stems and seeds. Eighteen months after legalization, Vincent is reduced to delivering only because he can’t get a permit for a location. He has to bribe a shady weed inspector (Clark Moore) to get his black market inventory approved for sale.
Things are also getting tense between him and his old lady Tabitha (Jeffri Lauren) because of how bleak everything is. Bobby knows some Armenians who have two hundred pounds of primo illegal Humboldt weed they are asking only $100,000 for. The profit made of this load would be enough to save Vincent’s business and then some. To get that amount, Vincent asks Bobby to set up a meeting with the Boss (Sala Baker), a loan shark. The Boss sets up some very steep terms with just a week to pay back, with Vincent’s delivery permit on the line as collateral. For this last deal, Vincent needs everything to go off without a hitch. The weather forecast calls for scattered hitches throughout the night.
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