$TASH

Genres: Comedy, Drama
Age rating: 17 and older
$TASH is set in the world of the black ‘yardie’ gangs of England, where a former gangster tries to go straight. But when his old boss is released from prison after a botched robbery from years earlier, he is forced to make amends and do one last job.
Project collaboration: Closed
Synopsis: Set in the genre of ‘Snatch’ and ‘Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels’, ‘$TASH’ is set in England’s steamier side, rife with schemes, dreams, larceny and love.

The story focuses on the ‘yardies’, the black gangs of Manchester. Casper, a member of the Union Black Boys has retired from a life of crime, married his stripper girlfriend, Sheba, and makes a living as a cabbie. He has dreams of running away with his wife and starting a new life in America.

But his plans of a better future are interrupted when he is drawn back into the gang at the behest of his old leader, Adolph X, who has just gotten out of prison and has an axe to grind. Bad blood exists between Casper and Adolph, as it was Casper who inadvertently led to Adolph being imprisoned years earlier during a botch robbery. And to make matters worse, Casper’s wife, Sheba, is Adolph’s former flame.

As a way of settling old debts, Adolph forces Casper and Sheba to rip off a rival white gang, the Gun Hill Gang, who word has it, have a huge stash of cash that they in turn stole from local drug dealers.

Unbeknownst to Adolph and his crew, the ‘stash’ the Gun Hill Gang swiped isn’t just cash, but mostly drugs and the kidnapped nephew of a local drug lord.
Further complicating matters is the fact that said drug lord works for the Bimshire Mafia, the largest organized syndicate in all of the United Kingdom, and they want the nephew and their property back.

Once the stash is in Adolph’s hands, he betrays Casper and Sheba to the Gun Hill Gang as payback for his incarceration years earlier. Casper, Sheba and the drug lord’s kidnapped nephew are beaten and tortured. But during a bloody shoot out/brawl, they manage to escape their captors.

Despite Sheba’s insistence, Casper knows he’ll never truly be free of Adolph’s tyranny and decides to return to the Union Black Boys for a final confrontation with his old mates.

In a blazing shootout, Casper puts down his old gang one by one, and ultimately takes out Adolph as well, finally putting his past to rest. Relieved to finally be free, Casper returns the stash and the kidnapped nephew to their rightful owners, the Bimshire Mafia.

Grateful for the return of their merchandise and seeing that he had no direct involvement in the theft, the Bimshire Mafia lets Casper live and calls it even.

What they don’t know is that Casper managed to steal just enough of the stash during the course of events to move him and Sheba to America to start the new life they always dreamed of.

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  • Script 1 - Stephen Mark's Original Draft
    05/08/13
    Creative Notes:
    $TASH is set in the world of the black ‘yardie’ gangs of England, where a former gangster tries to go straight. But when his old boss is released from prison after a botched robbery from years earlier, he is forced to make amends and do one last job.