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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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Anthony Gibson
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Grace
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Briana
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Instructor James
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Detective Cassel
Patrick Walsh ...
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D.A. Mengano
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Charles
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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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How Far Would You Go for Justice?


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Rated R for language, some sexuality/nudity and violence | See all certifications »
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18 August 2017 (USA)  »

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Darker Than Blue  »

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$238,558, 24 October 2017
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2.35 : 1
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Writer/Director Matt Ruskin first heard Colin's story on the radio show, This American Life. He was so moved by the story that he couldn't stop thinking about it for weeks. See more »

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Just To Get a Rep
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Written by Guru and DJ Premier
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Failing systems
25 November 2017 | by See 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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