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Story

Everyone knows a person like Ben - the perfect Asian American high school teen. He's an extremely intelligent perfectionist, an overachiever whose tunnel vision will lead to nothing less than graduating at the top of the class and acceptance to the best Ivy League university.

Ben lives in an upper middle class, conservative L.A. suburb in Southern California. As he struggles to achieve social success in high school, we discover his darker side. Along with two friends, Virgil, a brilliant yet socially inept misfit, and Virgil's cousin Han, a lost soul with more brawn than brains, Ben leads a double life of mischief and petty crimes that alleviate the pressures of perfection.

At the start of his high school freshman year, Ben befriends Daric, the senior valedictorian and another archetypical overachiever and perfectionist. But Daric is somewhat odd. While being the most intelligent student in the class, he also seems to be the most volatile and dangerous. Behind his trusting and benevolent fa�ade lies a lurking secret, a time-bomb ready to explode. With Daric at the helm, this group of misfit teens bands together into a suburban gang.

As their adopted identity grows, Ben and the gang tumble into a downward spiral of excitement, excess, fun and lurking danger. Ben's life careens out of control, into an intoxicating mix of sex, drugs and crime, leading to a surprising end that will leave audiences engrossed, speechless and ultimately disturbed.

DVD Features

  • Color
  • Closed-captioned
  • Widescreen
  • Dolby

Cast

Parry ShenBen Manibag
Jason TobinVirgil Hu
Sung KangHan
Karin Anna CheungStephanie Vandergosh
Roger FanDaric Loo
John ChoSteve Choe
Aaron TakahashiTakashi
Darian WeissKenny Vandergosh
Alden VillaverdeUlden
Ariadne ShafferRachel

  • Genre: Adventure Movies
  • Director: Justin Lin
  • Producer: Paramount
  • Length: 101
  • Aspect ratio: 2.35:1
  • Theatrical Release
    North AmericaApr 11, 2003
  • Ratings
    North AmericaR
    Europe15
    AustraliaMA
  • DVD Release
    North AmericaSep 30, 2003
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