Plot & Details
Laguna Beach entrepreneurs Ben (Johnson), a peaceful and charitable Buddhist, and his closest friend Chon (Kitsch), a former Navy SEAL and ex-mercenary, run a lucrative, homegrown industry--raising some of the best marijuana ever developed. They also share a one-of-a-kind love with the extraordinary beauty Ophelia (Lively). Life is idyllic in their Southern California town...until the Mexican Baja Cartel decides to move in and demands that the trio partners with them.
When the merciless head of the BC, Elena (Hayek), and her brutal enforcer, Lado (Del Toro), underestimate the unbreakable bond among these three friends, Ben and Chon--with the reluctant, slippery assistance of a dirty DEA agent (Travolta)--wage a seemingly unwinnable war against the cartel. And so begins a series of increasingly vicious ploys and maneuvers in a high stakes, savage battle of wills.
- MPAA Rating: R
- Genre(s): Crime and Mystery,Thriller
- Run Time: 131min.
- Theatrical Release Date: 07/06/2012
- DVD Release Date: 11/13/2012
- Distributor(s): Universal Pictures, Relativity Media
- Director(s): Oliver Stone
- Starring: Taylor Kitsch , Aaron Taylor-Johnson , Benicio Del Toro , Emile Hirsch , Blake Lively
- Themes: Drug Trade,Kidnapping
- Tone: Tense
- Keywords: cartel, marijuana
- Country of Origin: USA (07-06-2012)
- Language: English