>>BEN MALLAH: WORRY
ABOUT YOUR F”’ING BUSINESS. THAT’S WHAT YOU
F”’ING WORRY ABOUT. WORRY ABOUT THE GODDAMN MONEY. EVERYTHING ELSE,
TAKE A BACKSEAT. ♪ ♪>BEN: TODAY’S THE DAY. EVERYTHING HAS BEEN
LEADING UP TO TODAY. THE BIGGEST ONE SINGLE DEAL
WE’VE EVER DONE. ONE HOTEL AND RESTAURANT FOR 34 1/2 MILLION BUCKS. WE PAID ABOUT 15
FOR IT A FEW YEARS AGO. WE CLOSE THIS DEAL
AND I’M OUTTA HERE, GODDAMNIT. HE CAN TAKE ALL HIS BULLSHIT AND ALL THE CRAP THAT GOES ON WITH NOBODY WORKING AND SHIT NOT GETTING DONE. AND LITTLE BEN THINKING
HE’S SO FUCKING SMART. HE’S BEEN SNEAKING AND HIDING MY FUCKING EMAILS FROM ME AND HIDING THE PHONE CALLS AND TRYING TO TAKE OVER. BUT IT AIN’T GONNA
HAPPEN THAT EASY. BECAUSE HE AIN’T GOT HIS F”’ING SHIT TOGETHER LIKE HE’S SUPPOSED TO. HE’S TOO BUSY WITH THAT BULLSHIT STUFF AND GIRLFRIENDS AND EVERYTHING ELSE IN LIFE. WE’RE RUNNING A
FUCKING BUSINESS. THAT’S WHAT YOU
FUCKING WORRY ABOUT. WORRY ABOUT THE GODDAMN MONEY. EVERYTHING ELSE,
TAKE A BACKSEAT. BIG SHOTS. THEY ALL THINK THEY’RE
F”’ING BIG SHOTS. LET THEM PUT IN THE F”’ING TIME AND THE F”’ING HOURS I DID AND LIVE IN THE F”KED UP PLACES I HAD TO LIVE IN AND
PAY YOUR F”’ING DUES. ♪ THEIR BANK HAS TO
WIRE IN THE MONEY. IT HAS TO SEND THE MONEY TO MY ATTORNEY’S OFFICE. AS SOON AS HE GETS THE MONEY THEN WE EXECUTE THE CLOSING AND WE’RE DONE. WHEN MY LAWYER CALLS ME THAT MEANS HE’S GOT PROOF THAT THE MONEY HIT
HIS BANK ACCOUNT, THE MONEY WAS WIRED. WE’RE DOWN TO THE WIRE. WE GOT 29 MINUTES TO GO. ARE THEY GOING TO BUY THE BAY HARBOR BEST WESTERN HOTEL
OR NOT? DO YOURSELF A FAVOR, OKAY. LEARN HOW TO COOK. ALL RIGHT?>COOKING IS BORING.>BEN: YOU’RE A GIRL. YOU BELONG IN THE
KITCHEN COOKING.>I DON’T WANNA COOK.>BEN: THAT’S WHERE YOU BELONG. (PHONE DIALING)>TOM: HEY, WHAT’S GOING ON?>BEN: YOU TELL ME. ANY MONEY?>TOM: UH, NO. I MEAN, I GOT LIKE A COUPLE MILLION BUT THAT’S ABOUT IT.>BEN: ALL RIGHT. I’LL BE HERE. LET ME KNOW.>TOM: OKAY.>BEN: THANKS. BYE. MY DEAL DIDN’T CLOSE. IT’S 4:33. I’M SICK.>IT’S AN HOUR EARLIER
IN CHICAGO.>BEN: IS IT AN HOUR EARLIER IN CHICAGO? THAT’S WHY.>YES SIR.>BEN: PRESURE WISE… (BEEP). THREE TIMES. YES SIR.>REPORTER: YEAH. HEY, BEN. (BEEP), TAMPA BAY TIMES. SO DID YOU CLOSE IT TODAY?>BEN: YOU KNOW, IT SEEMS LIKE WE’RE STILL SUPPOSED TO. THEY’RE AN HOUR AHEAD OF ME OR EARLIER THAN ME. BEHIND. BUT NO, IT’S NOT OFFICIAL YET. I’M SORRY.>REPORTER: ALL RIGHT. WELL BEN, THANK YOU VERY MUCH. I APPRECIATE IT.>BEN: ALL RIGHT. BYE-BYE.>REPORTER: ALL RIGHT. BYE-BYE.>BEN: SO THEY WANT TO KNOW IF THE DEAL WENT THROUGH. IT’S IMPORTANT NEWS
FOR EVERYONE. YOU KNOW HOW MUCH SHIT THAT PLACE STARTED AND STIRRED UP OVER THE PAST THREE YEARS? WITH THE CITY AND THE COUNCIL AND THE PEOPLE COMPLAINING, THE INSURERS, AND THE MUSIC AND THE CONCERTS AND THE FIRE DEPARTMENT AND ELECTRICAL. YOU KNOW, THEY TOOK ME THROUGH A WRINGER WITH THAT PLACE. I CAN’T WAIT TO SELL IT. ALL RIGHT, LET ME CALL HAPPY. NO SALE. I MEAN, I’M NOT GONNA KEEP WAITING AROUND. (PHONE RINGING)>BEN: HAPPY.>HAPPY: YEAH.>BEN: WE’LL GIVE IT
A LITTLE LONGER, BUT YOU KNOW, I DON’T KNOW. I’VE NEVER SEEN
THEM GO THIS LATE.>HAPPY: ALL RIGHT.>BEN: HOPEFULLY
I HEAR SOMETHING IN THE NEXT FEW MINUTES. I HOPE.>HAPPY: OKAY. OKAY.>BEN: ALL RIGHT. BYE. WE’RE WAITING FOR THE MONEY. WE’RE WAITING FOR THE MONEY.. DON’T DO NOTHING. IF THEY DON’T… I DON’T KNOW. EVERYTHING’S QUIET. WE’RE JUST WAITING
FOR THE MONEY. CAN I SIT DOWN AND TELL YOU SOMETHING WITHOUT YOU F”’ING RUNNING YOUR MOUTH ABOUT IT OR STICKING YOUR….?>WHO THE FUCK RUNS THEIR MOUTH? I NEVER RAT ON ANYBODY. ALL YOUR FRIENDS
RAT ON EVERYBODY.>BEN: I DON’T HAVE ANY FRIENDS. WE’RE NOT GONNA MENTION HIS NAME BECAUSE I DON’T WANT IT TO BE ON ANY KIND OF FILM. BUT A PERSON THAT WE ALL KNOW… OKAY. WHO IS VERY CLOSE TO THE PLAZA, CAME INTO SOME MONEY AND REALLY NEEDS SOME SORT OF SOLID FINANCIAL INVESTMENT IN HIS LIFE. AND HE’S THE PERFECT FIT TO BUY THE PLAZA. AND HE’S SOMEBODY THAT YOU KNOW VERY WELL. AND HE LIKES TO SAY (BEEP).>REALLY? WELL THAT WOULD BE GREAT.>BEN: WHAT WE HAVE TO DO NOW IS WE HAVE TO DO EVERYTHING WE CAN TO MAKE THAT PLACE LOOK LIKE, AND IT WILL BE ONCE THAT GARAGE IS BUILT, A F”’ING GOLD MINE. IT’S GONNA MAKE HIM
A LOT OF MONEY AND BE A VERY SAFE INVESTMENT. HE CAN GET A LOAN ANY
DAY OF THE WEEK. I ALREADY KNOW. BUT I’M GOING TO HELP THE GUY AND IT’S GONNA HELP US. AND YOU’RE GONNA MAKE IT HAPPEN. (PHONE DIALING) (PHONE RINGING)>TOM: I GOT GOOD
NEWS AND I GOT, REALLY, NOT ANY BAD NEWS. BUT A MINOR SHORTFALL. SO ANYWAY, THE GOOD NEWS IS I’VE GOT LIKE $37 MILLION. SO THESE GUYS ARE FUNDED. THE ONLY PROBLEM IS THEY’RE $11,789 SHORT. SINCE IT’S ALMOST
SIX, I DON’T KNOW WHETHER YOU WANT
TO JUST GO AHEAD AND GIVE THEM POSSESSION OR NOT. I MEAN, I’M SITTING
HERE ON ALL THEIR MONEY. I JUST CAN’T SEND IT OUT YET UNTIL I GET SOME
EMAILS AND THEY’RE PROBABLY NOT GOING TO COME UNTIL TOMORROW
MORNING IS MY POINT.>BEN: THEY SENT THE MONEY BUT THEY DIDN’T GIVE
YOU AUTHORIZATION? THAT DOESN’T MAKE SENSE.>TOM: YEAH. BECAUSE THERE’S STILL SOURCES AND USES CRAP GOING ON BETWEEN THE LENDER AND THE BORROWER. THEY’VE GIVEN THEM
UNTIL 6 O’CLOCK CUT OFF, WHICH IS 15 MINUTES.>BEN: BUT HOW MUCH
DID THEY TOTALLY…. HOW MUCH WAS THE TOTAL AMOUNT OF FUNDS THAT YOU RECEIVED?>TOM: $37 MILLION.>THIRTY-SEVEN AND
SEVENTY-SIX THOUSAND AND CHANGE.>BEN: IF YOU CAN’T WIRE ME THAT MONEY INTO THE 1031 ACCOUNT OR EVEN BE ABLE TO
NO MATTER WHAT TIME IT IS, I HATE TO WALK AWAY
WITHOUT KNOWING THAT WE HAVE FULL
ACCESS TO THE MONEY.>TOM: THEY TOLD
ME THAT HE’D CALL US BACK IN 15 MINUTES AND GIVE US AUTHORIZATION EITHER YEA OR NAY.>BEN: ALL RIGHT. LET ME KNOW. THANKS.>TOM: ALL RIGHT. BYE.>BEN: I’M NOT GONNA LET THEM TAKE OVER THE HOTEL IF THEY DON’T RELEASE THE F”’ING THIRTY-FOUR MILLION SEVEN HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS THEY GOTTA PAY. I CAN’T TAKE THAT RISK. AY AY AY, MY LIFE. I WANNA RETIRE SO BAD. I COULD BE IN BERMUDA RIGHT NOW HAVING A PINEAPPLE COCKTAIL ON THE BEACH. BUT INSTEAD I’M HERE. TWO MINUTES TO GO. (PHONE RINGING)>BEN: FIRE DEPARTMENT. WHERE’S THE FIRE?>TOM: YOU HAVE A
DECISION TO MAKE. I THINK YOU’RE GOING TO HAVE A DECISION TO MAKE. I JUST TALKED TO THE LENDER AND THEY’RE TELLING ME THEY’RE GETTING READY TO SEND ME AN EMAIL IN THE
NEXT FIVE MINUTES TELLING ME THAT FUNDING RESTRICTIONS ARE RELEASED. NOW WITH THAT SAID, THE BUYER FOR SOME REASON IS $11,789 SHORT WHEN THEY ESTIMATED THEIR WIRE TO CLOSE EARLIER IN THE DAY.>BEN: ALL RIGHT. SO BASICALLY THE BANK RELEASED THE MONEY TO YOU. SO I GOT MY MONEY.>TOM: YOU GOT YOUR MONEY. THE WORST-CASE SCENARIO IS WE HAVE A FIGHT OVER 11 GRAND. BUT I’M NOT REALLY WORRIED ABOUT THAT TODAY.>BEN: YOU GOT ALL THE MONEY EXCEPT FOR $11,000
OUT OF $34 MILLION.>TOM: YUP.>BEN: ALL RIGHT. THE DEAL IS DONE. I AM NO LONGER THE LEGAL OWNER OF BAY HARBOR BEST WESTERN AT (BEEP) BEACH, RIGHT?>TOM: YOU HAVE JUST CLOSED YOUR TROPHY DEAL.>BEN: YAY! (APPLAUSE)>TOM: YOU GUYS ARE LIKE KIDS IN THE CANDY SHOP. NOW YOU’RE GONNA BE GOING OUT THERE BUYING MORE REAL ESTATE. YOU’RE ADDICTS.>BEN: ONE SINGLE BUILDING, A SINGLE DEAL OF
34 1/2 MILLION BUCKS. YOU KNOW, I MIGHT
LET YOU BUY YOU SOME NEW SHOES, GIRL. I MIGHT EVEN LET
YOU GO TO MACY’S. ♪>BEN: IT AIN’T EASY
MANAGING MONEY. IT AIN’T NO PICNIC. THE MORE MONEY YOU GOT THE MORE YOU GOTTA F”’ING WORRY ABOUT IT. AND EVERYBODY OUT THERE WANTS TO TAKE A PIECE OF IT. AND EVERYBODY WANTS
TO LIE TO YOU AND EVERYBODY WANTS
TO CHEAT YOU. AND YOU CAN’T JUST HAVE YOUR MONEY SITTING AROUND DOING NOTHING. YOU GOTTA HAVE A
RETURN ON YOUR MONEY. YOU CAN’T JUST LET
IT SIT IN A BANK AT HALF A PERCENT. AND YOU DON’T EVEN GET THAT. BUT YOU GOTTA BE CAREFUL WHERE YOU INVEST IT BECAUSE YOU COULD BLOW IT BY PUTTING IT INTO SOMETHING STUPID THAT’S NOT A
GOOD INVESTMENT. BUT IT’S NOT EASY. I’M READY TO F”’ING RETIRE. I WAS BETTER OFF WHEN I WAS F”’ING IN THE ARMY WITH jUST
ENOUGH MONEY TO LIVE ON. LIFE WAS A LOT HAPPIER I THINK. ♪