It’s not lost on me that sometimes movies are green-lit solely based on its star power. Producers often rely on stars with an existing fan base to give it a sorely needed boost in sales. If the movie happens to be good, it’s a bonus. This was not lost on me while watching Andrew Lawrence’s Money Plane starring Adam Copeland (WWE’s Edge) in his first lead role and features Denise Richards, Thomas Jane, and Kelsey Grammer as the bad guy. Story be damned. I’m in on this one.
Copeland is Jack Reese, the leader of a Leverage-type crew, hired to pull off illegal jobs. The film opens with a failed art heist, which puts Jack severely indebted to the mob kingpin known as The Rumble (Kelsey Grammer).
“If Jack wants to be clear of his debts, he must do one last job for The Rumble.”
If Jack wants to be clear of his debts, he must do one last job for The Rumble. Like all one-last-jobs, it’s not an easy one. The assignment is to infiltrate the legendary Money Plane and rob it. What is the Money Plane? It’s a secret “casino” in the air reserved only for the worst villains and rich folks in the world. The games are all high stakes and the proposition bets are highly dangerous.
All Jack has to do is steal all the cash in the plane’s vault and, at the same time, hack and transfer all of the cryptocurrency to The Rumble’s secret account. Jack will assume the identity of a cunning human trafficker. He’s accompanied by Trey (Patrick Lamont, Jr.)—his computer expert, his fighting and weapons expert Isabella (Katrina Norman), and Iggy (Andrew Lawrence), who’ll serve as surveillance and the beacon on the ground for the crypto transfer.
Money Plane has some big-name cameos. Denise Richards makes an appearance as Jack’s wife, who will get fridged if Jack doesn’t complete the job. Thomas Jane is Harry’s old military buddy, who suspects foul play and a potential trap.
"…Copeland’s first feature lead role with some heavy-hitters to back him up."