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'Battlefield America' Lawsuit

I Lost $10,000

On Your Terrible Movie!

4/28/2013 3:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE



DON'T INVEST IN CRAPPY MOVIES ... a hard lesson learned by a single mother who's suing to recover $10,000 from the director of an epic flop.

The woman is going after director Chris Stokes in small claims court, claiming she loaned him $10K to complete "Battlefield America" ... a flick about an underground dance competition.  She says she was promised she'd get the $$$ back within 30 days.

But shocker, the movie flopped -- making a pathetic $172,000 in theaters -- and she says she hasn't seen a penny. The woman, Crystal Wade, says she's made repeated demands for repayment ... to no avail.

Our calls to Chris weren't returned ... a trial's been set for next month.

The real slap in the face ... Crystal says Chris has since raised significant capital for his new film ... without repaying his old investors. 

If true ... Chris has a future in Hollywood!

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16.

yasmin    

if all she wants is her $10K back then she should only have gotten $10K if the movie blew up

493 days ago
17.

kevykev    

hope she has a good contract because that happens all the time in the movie business

493 days ago
18.

jackieb    

Hilarious...tell her good luck with that

493 days ago
19.

Haley Mae     

well i don't know why she thought she would get money if the money didn't make money...newsflash lady the movie flopped

493 days ago
20.

Jackie Brown    

tell her welcome to Hollywood!

493 days ago
21.

Renee    

It's investment, just because you put it in doesn't mean you will get it back.

493 days ago
22.

Miss Renee    

I agree if you have ten thousand to invest then you have ten thousand to lose.

493 days ago
23.

Coochiepoot    

he likes children but not in the good way.

493 days ago
24.

lovinu    

Give that lady back her money

493 days ago
25.

Barb    

Ha! She BELIEVED him?

492 days ago
26.

Anonymous    

Was it a loan, or an investment? The second paragraph describes it as a loan, and if so, it should be paid back regardless of how the movie did.
If it were an investment, clearly, as the other said, she is out of luck.

492 days ago
27.

DW1982    

Unless you're a millionaire, do not invest in any one's movie.

This does not include online " investment" opportunities where you're giving away ten dollars in exchange for a poster or copy of the DVD when the movie is released.

BTW, this movie does not look crappy. I'll wager that the movie was not promoted properly.

492 days ago
28.

Parchita    

first the kids act like they from the streets... 2nd since when do kids go out in groups without a chaperon? I can see why it flopped not to mention advertising was horrible cuz this is the first i hear of it.

492 days ago
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