By Maynard KRAAK


Crime - Post-Production 2016

A loser nightclub janitor and a manic depressive playboy are on the run from two dangerous rival underworld bosses, while trying to keep a valuable stolen lucky fish alive, and negotiating the release of their friend and crush, a beautiful Russian strip club dancer, with the help of a crazy bookie.

    • Year of production
    • 2016
    • Genres
    • Crime, Comedy
    • Countries
    • Languages
    • Budget
    • 0.3 - 0.6 M$
    • Duration
    • 100 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Maynard KRAAK
    • Writer(s)
    • Strini PILLAI
    • Producer(s)
    • Maynard KRAAK (West Five Films)
    • Synopsis
    • After finding a box lined with concealed illicit diamonds, a strip club cleaner and a love-struck patron form an unlikely friendship, while evading dangerous gangsters, and keeping a very valuable lucky fish alive out of its tank for two days. Finders Keepers is a buddy comedy that will resonate with audiences.

      Lonnie November works at a Russian owned Cape Town strip club as a janitor. The house rule is Finders Keepers, but when Lonnie discovers the hidden box containing a watch and cash, he could not have imagined the repercussions of keeping the loot. Lonnie befriends a patron Brian, a trust fund kid who has failed to really grow up. Brian is in love with Sonja, a dancer at the club, but the house rules forbid relationships being fostered with the dancers. When Sonja dances for other guys, Brian is fraught with jealousy and drinks excessively. Lonnie is his designated driver and with the latest episode, Lonnie takes the watch box and hides it at Brian's house. However, Brian finds the watch and bets everything on a big horse race.

      Meanwhile, the Russians unwittingly kill Lee, the son of a Coloured mobster, Jackie Jardine. Lee was in possession of a watch box in which the Russians smuggle illicit diamonds, and Lee hides it in the club toilet.

      When Jackie finds out his son has been murdered, he is set on revenge, and he believes the murderer has Lee's new watch. Both the Russian brothers and Jackie's gang are after Lonnie and by association, Brian. The two unlikely buddies are on the run, whilst hatching a plan to repay the Russians. They learn of a valuable fish at the aquarium, and decide to steal it. They then have to keep the fish alive while evading their pursuers for two days until the big horse race. However, Jackie kidnaps Sonja and blackmails Brian.

      Will Brian throw his new found friend Lonnie under the bus to save the woman of his dreams?
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