Loaded is an action crime drama that was written by Kyle Kramer, S.A. Lucerne and Alan Pao, who also directed. The film stars Jesse Metcalfe, Monica Keena and Corey Large, who also assisted with writing the script. The story concerns Tristan Price (played by Metcalf) - a guy who seems to have it all in Los Angeles, California. Coming from a rich family, he has a beautiful fiancee, Brooke (played by Keena) and is about to go to a top law school.
On his 25th birthday, Tristan and his pals want to escape his regimented life and decide to go out for a wild night of partying. He and his brother Hayden (Chace Crawford) engage in excessive drinking and lap dances at a strip club.
They go to an after hours party where he runs into an old classmate he does not recall. Sebastian (Corey Large) insists that they were once friends during freshman year. That night, he reaquaints Tristan with his old friend cocaine - since Sebastian is a big time dealer, which Tristan is unaware of. Sebastian also has a couple of dangerously sadistic cohorts, Javon and Antonio.
This new life and wanton freedom becomes increasingly seductive for Tristan. In addition, he meets the gorgeous April (played by Nathalie Kelley) who acts as though she is into him, while hiding her real motives. Very quickly, Tristan has all but forgotten about his fiance, as well as the important law school exam he has not been studying for.
Soon, Tristan's family and brother become concerned by his lackluster behavior - they can see him slipping away. His fiance is also worried that he will ruin any chance of a legal career.
Tristan becomes more strung out over time as Sebastian manages to influence and persuade him to enter into his world of drug dealings. He seems quite adept at balancing friendliness and shadiness - just enough to engage the unsuspecting Tristan. Before long, Tristan is a participant in a brutal murder and has become a main suspect.