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Brian Banks (2018)

PG-13 | | Biography, Drama, Sport | 9 August 2019 (USA)
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A football player's dreams to play in the NFL are halted when he is wrongly convicted and sent to prison. Years later, he fights to clear his name within an unjust system.

Director:

Tom Shadyac

Writer:

Doug Atchison
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Cast

Credited cast:
Greg Kinnear ... Justin Brooks
Aldis Hodge ... Brian Banks
Melanie Liburd ... Karina
Sherri Shepherd ... Leomia
Tiffany Dupont ... Alissa Bjerkhoel
Dorian Missick ... Mick Randolph
Gino Vento ... Manuel Rojas
Matt Battaglia ... Pete Carroll
Xosha Roquemore ... Kennisha Rice
Freedom Bridgewater ... Baliff (as Freedom)
Chen Tang ... Reporter
Dean Denton ... Coach Jaso
Harrison Stone ... CIP Student
Maurice Woodard ... Junior College teammate
Jose Miguel Vasquez ... District Attorney Mateo
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Storyline

The inspirational true story of Brian Banks (Aldis Hodge), an All-American high school football star committed to USC who finds his life upended when he is wrongly convicted of a crime he didn't commit. Despite lack of evidence, Banks is railroaded through a broken justice system and sentenced to a decade of prison and probation. Years later, with the support of Justin Brooks (Greg Kinnear) and the California Innocence Project, Banks fights to reclaim his life and fulfill his dreams of playing in the NFL. Written by Bleecker Street

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Falsely accused. Wrongfully convicted. Never defeated. See more »

Genres:

Biography | Drama | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for thematic content and related images, and for language | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 August 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Brian Banks See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,156,272, 11 August 2019

Gross USA:

$4,376,819

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,376,819
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Technical Specs

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39
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This movie is Tom Shadyac return to directing after 8 years. See more »

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Maybe a better tear jerker if I did not know the outcome of this.
8 October 2019 | by subxerogravitySee all my reviews

It's cool. I still had a few tears cause it's not just about a innocent man finding justice it's about a young black man who had the world turn against him and he kept his head up. That's important. It's also about a lawyer who seeks justice for those who cannot get it themselves, using the system to fight the system. Two really good reasons to shed a tear over this film. It's definitely inspiring but I did not fully feel the emotion I was expecting to get from it.


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