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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.

Director:

Matt Ruskin

Writer:

Matt Ruskin
6 wins & 8 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Luke Forbes ... Anthony Gibson
Lakeith Stanfield ... Colin Warner
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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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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 August 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Darker Than Blue See more »

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Gross USA:

$238,558, 24 October 2017
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

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2.35 : 1
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Actor Lakeith Stanfield met with the real Colin Warner on multiple occasions to help prepare for the role. See more »

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River
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Written by Leon Bridges, Austin Michael Jenkins, Josh Block and Chris Vivion
Performed by Leon Bridges
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Quiet Yet Powerful Presentation
22 November 2017 | by larrys3See all my reviews

Initially set in the early 1980's, in Brooklyn, N.Y., this is a very deliberately paced yet powerful dramatic portrayal of the wrongful conviction of 18-year-old Colin Warner (Lakeith Stanfield). At that time crime was soaring throughout the nation, and police, prosecutors, and politicians were looking for convictions, not caring much how they got them.

In this true story case, Warner was convicted when the police pressured witnesses enough to give false testimony and seal his fate. Languishing in a maximum security prison, Warner received tireless aid from his close friend KC (Nnamdi Asomugha) and later from his wife-to-be (Natalie Paul) and a dedicated attorney (Bill Camp)

These type of movies always make me angry because I don't understand how people in powerful positions can allow others to rot in jail for long periods of time while knowing that they're innocent. How do these folks live with themselves?

All in all, this film, written and directed by Matt Ruskin, is not for those looking for an action flick, but if you like quiet yet powerful movies then you might very well like this one.


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