Focusing on the aftermath of the 2008 Financial Crisis, The Bang Bang Brokers tells the story of a hedge fund manager (based on a composite of real life traders) who got rich off of predicting the subprime fallout. His guilt and suicidal impulses lead him to a chance meeting with a Latino Gang, headed by small time weed dealer Ramon (Erik Michael Estrada).
In hopes that Ramon will kill him in exchange for the favor, Rolley (played by Donihue) robs a rival Black Gang, earning the pair a ton of cash.
The two launch a plan to reinvest the money and recruit not just Ramon’s own friends, but the rival gang as well, into a series of street moves designed to manipulate the Stock Market. What starts as a simple plan of robberies, pranks, insider trading and identity theft soon escalates into a full on war against Wall Street, where the new entrepreneur’s from the hood take on the old titans who run the world.
And before long, the ragtag team realize that they are on their way to being just as psychotic as the dark and exploitive forces whom they wish to bring down. A shredding look into race and economics in America.