2006-09-29

Trailer Park Boys The Movie

Trailer Park Boys: Baked on a True Story
Doesn't seem right to pay money to see Trailer Park Boys, The Movie. So if you have some illegal copies of The Trailer Park Boys, The Movie , let me know. Then again, the movie version contains nudity!

According to the web site synopsis, the action revolves around stealing coins. Not as crazy as it sounds as it has been done before!

Same Story, Different Film
While trying to find a reference I found this: Loose Change, 1998, Canadian.

Starring: Norton Craig, Brent Wragg, Norton Matt

Three out of work friends plan a crime so crazy it has to work.

This film does capture some of the desperation of unemployment, and the older stoner character is actually quite funny. It is not, however, a very good film. It is a heist film with no heist scene, and no proper ending.


-Last January, $500,000 of coins were stolen in Florida. (Trailer Park Boys, The Movie was filmed in the Summer of 2005.)

Source of Inspiration

The 2005 nickel robbery that may have inspired Trailer Park Boys, The Movie:

Catherine Wilson, AP, Feb. 7 , 2005

MIAMI?A plot to cash in 45,000 pounds of stolen nickels fell apart when a grocery store reported an unusually large deposit in one of its coin machines and a tip came in about bags of buried money, according to court documents.

Four men charged in the theft of the Federal Reserve shipment made an initial court appearance Monday, as the FBI searched for 896,000 missing nickels, or $44,800. A total of $135,200 was found buried behind a stable, and one of the men admitted cashing in $4,000, officials said. Two other men are still on the run.

The FBI said Ricardo Mendoza was driving the money truck for a contractor that had been hired by the Federal Reserve to transport 3.8 million nickels from a bank in New Jersey to a branch in New Orleans.

The truck was found empty in Florida in late December, a day after it was scheduled to arrive in Louisiana.

After the truck was discovered, the FBI alerted a company that puts coin machines in supermarkets to watch for large nickel deposits. A store in Miami called police on Jan. 15 to report a deposit by Juan Brito, who said he had been saving nickels for nearly a year, according to an FBI affidavit.

The group "decided to bury the nickels to avoid being caught" after Brito's chat with police, the affidavit said. Police then received a tip about the nickels that led them to the house where some of them were buried.

Federal authorities said they believe Mendoza has fled to Mexico. Diosdado Cabrera, the owner of the home where the nickels were buried, also is missing.


Red Green All Over Again?
I don't think Trailer Park Boys, The Movie, will be much good. The producers have sat on the movie for over a year. Sure, after filming in August 2005, they must have had some post-production work do to, but I doubt that was much work. The movie probably doesn't include many computer graphic interactions (CGI). In fact, the movie was probably so cheap to produce that the producers felt confident enough to sit on the movie while they found the perfect time to release it. The budget was under $5 million according to the CBC, granted, that was 2005 money, in 2006 money that would be more when adjusted for today's higher price of pot.

Buddy Flick for White Trash
But if you are hanging out with your buddies getting stoned some night, why not. I feel kind of sorry for all the Trailer Park Boys fans who are in jail. One of the only shows that they love, and there is a movie of it they can't see.

TV Version
As a TV show, TPB was on briefly in the USA on BBC America. . One American in a chat room was all insulted because he thought the Brits were making fun of them! I had to explain that we have trailer parks up hear in Canada and assured him the show was Canadian (to the shock of many in the room "you have trailer parks in Canada?!").

First Canada, Then the World
But maybe, in the grand old international tradition of Flodder (1986) , contrary to the show, the film will get international distribution...

Other blogs:

http://www.tpbusa.com/ ;
http://community.livejournal.com/trailerparkboys/ ;
Trailer Park Boys - Welcome To Sunnyvale! ;

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