By Greg Bardsley
It's 2008. In 3 days, kin guy and Silicon Valley speechwriter Dan Jordan will see his start-up inventory vest. He'll money out with $1.1 million, flip in his frenetic Valley lifestyles in for a slower one at the seashore together with his spouse and childrens, and at last dwell the existence he's alleged to reside. Or so he thinks. sooner than he can acquire his money and get outta steer clear of, all hell breaks free. Dan is abducted by way of a gang of tiny IT nerds who threaten to get him fired ahead of the choices can vest, stalked by way of a possibly murderous company safeguard muscle guy, and faced with the prospective disintegration of his marriage, all whereas his sociopath neighbor, loopy Larry, threatens to break every thing. . . .
Side-splittingly humorous and whole of larger-than-life characters, Cash Out is like Office Space as reimagined through the creators of The Hangover--a sly caper long gone outrageously, unforgettably awry.
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