Based on a true story, Plastic stars Ed Speleers as the intelligent and brazen Sam who leads a ring of university students to become credit card thieves in order to augment their income.
As their activities become more daring, they accidentally rob a notorious gangster named Marcel (Thomas Kretschmann) and are forced to up their game to pay him back 10 times the amount they stole … with interest.
To pay off the debt, they take their scam on the road to Miami; the city of “high stakes”. After a series of unfortunate mistakes, Sam’s team is still short of the cash needed to clear their debt, so they set their sights on a daring jewellery heist that could not only cover their debt but also make them filthy rich.
Their plan turns sour, however, when members of the team start betraying each other. Now it’s up to Sam to finish the scam he started while turning the tables on Marcel before they all go down.
The film also stars BAFTA-winner Will Poulter, Alfie Allen (Game of Thrones), Sebastian De Souza (The Borgias) and Emma Rigby (The Counselor) and is released by Paramount Pictures nationwide on 2 May 2014