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MDMA (2017)

Angie X (original title)
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In 1984, the most powerful drug dealer on the west coast was a 19 year old coed. Based on actual events.

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Angie Wang
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Cast

Credited cast:
Francesca Eastwood ... Jeanine
Elisa Donovan ... Mary
Yetide Badaki ... Anita
Henry Zaga ... Donnie
Noah Segan ... Lior
Pierson Fode ... Alex
Annie Q. ... Angie
Jackie Dallas ... Waitress
Ron Yuan ... Michael
Vermyttya Erahn ... Club Goer (as Vermyttya Brown)
Sydney Van Delft ... College Student
Angie Wang ... Boss Lady
Kyle Zingler ... Mitch
Cooper Chow ... Tommy's Uncle
Scott Keiji Takeda ... Tommy
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Storyline

"Angie" (Annie Q), a damaged girl from a tough urban background, is accepted at a prestigious university in the 80s. When her financial aid is cut, she breaks into the organic chemistry lab and synthesizes the drug Ecstasy. She becomes one of the west coast's largest distributors of "X," cutting deals on campus and in posh nightclubs. Her dual life as "model minority" coed and profit-driven drug dealer is further complicated by her desire to help "Bree," a young girl from the ghetto who reminds Angie of her own dark past. She lives the high life until her recklessness instigates a sudden tragedy from which she may not recover. Will she learns to give and receive the love necessary to transcend her past and step into the light?

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Higher Learning Can Be Pure Ecstasy

Genres:

Crime | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 March 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cardinal X See more »

Filming Locations:

San Francisco, California, USA See more »

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Partially based on director Angie Wang's youth. She has a silent cameo in the film as the woman who notices the protagonist in the club and gives her a look. See more »

Quotes

Angie: You're the gayest straight man that I've ever met.
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An Unbelievable Story Made Believable
3 June 2019 | by dsc8-545-690910See all my reviews

Well scripted and well acted, MDMA is worth watching, and Angie Wang deserves kudos for writing, directing, and producing this autobiopic. Annie Q emoted more than most actors ever will and had great chemistry (pun intended) with Francesca Eastwood. (I'm glad I didn't know "Neen" was Clint-the-Gunslinger's kid until after the movie's end, or I would've pre-judged her). The story arc worked, and I enjoyed the inclusion of Adam Ant's music (though I could have stood for more 80s tunes throughout the film). Epilogues would have given the audience some needed satisfaction.


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