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Crown Heights (2017)

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When Colin Warner is wrongfully convicted of murder, his best friend Carl King devotes his life to proving Colin's innocence.

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Matt Ruskin

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Matt Ruskin
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Luke Forbes ... Anthony Gibson
LaKeith Stanfield ... Colin Warner (as Keith Stanfield)
Adriane Lenox ... Grace
Nnamdi Asomugha ... Carl 'KC' King
Marsha Stephanie Blake ... Briana
Carlos Hendricks Carlos Hendricks ... Instructor James
James Udom ... Rasta
Mohammed Ali Mohammed Ali ... Stunt Double / Ex-Con
Natalie Paul ... Antoinette
Zach Grenier ... Detective Cassel
Patrick Walsh Patrick Walsh ... Stunt Detective
Josh Pais ... D.A. Mengano
Jennifer Fouche ... Court Clerk
Leon Morenzie ... Charles
Skylan Brooks ... Clarence Lewis
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Storyline

When Colin Warner is wrongfully convicted of murder, his best friend Carl King devotes his life to proving Colin's innocence.

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How Far Would You Go for Justice?


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, some sexuality/nudity and violence | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 August 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Darker Than Blue See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$30,173, 20 August 2017

Gross USA:

$238,558

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$238,558
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Colin Warner stated that a number of studios had expressed interest in his story but none followed through. Upon meeting writer/director Matt Ruskin, however, Warner immediately knew that he would be the one to bring his story to screen. See more »

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My Conversation
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Performed by Slim Smith & The Uniques
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Failing systems
25 November 2017 | by JithindurdenSee all my reviews

Based on the true story of Colin Warner who was wrongfully convicted of murder and spent more than 20 years in jail and his friend Carl King who devoted himself to prove Colin's innocence Crown Heights is a powerful film that shows how the system fails the people who need it the most. Having experience with making documentaries Matt Ruskin knows how to not make the actors be melodramatic and yet succeeds to make the viewers on the verge of tears. Lakeith Stanfield is excellent as Colin portraying the teenage confusion to the matured man. The focus of the film is mostly given to the failing judiciary and how it affects the people. There have been films dealing with such subjects before but the significance of such films has not diminished, these type of subjects are needed from time to time as a reminder about the world we live in.


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