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Imperial Dreams (2014)

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A 21-year-old reformed gangster's devotion to his family and his future is put to the test when he is released from prison and returns to his old stomping grounds in Watts, Los Angeles.

Director:

Malik Vitthal
10 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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Credited cast:
John Boyega ... Bambi
Rotimi ... Wayne
Glenn Plummer ... Uncle Shrimp
De'aundre Bonds ... Gideon
Keke Palmer ... Samaara
Fat Dog Fat Dog ... Fat Rat
Nora Zehetner ... Janine
Todd Louiso ... Peter Hall
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sufe Bradshaw ... Detective Gill
Jernard Burks ... Cornell
Ethan Coach Ethan Coach ... Day
Justin Coach Justin Coach ... Day
Kandiss Edmundson ... Jail Guard
Maximiliano Hernández ... Det. Hernandez
Larry Hopson Larry Hopson ... Jail Vister
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A 21-year-old reformed gangster's devotion to his family and his future is put to the test when he is released from prison and returns to his old stomping grounds in Watts, Los Angeles.

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Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 October 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Sny o imperium See more »

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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John Boyega, who is a British actor, plays an American born character in this film. See more »

Quotes

Bambi: You call your son Angel Boy cos in the bricks, the softer the name, the harder the man. But Gideon was hard. And you were hard. And your daddy was hard. And look at us. Deceased, derelict, departed. And you swear, Angel Boy won't end up a savage. Dead, smiling on a T-Shirt. He won't work the corner. He won't work the curb. He won't want to be the emperor under this dark Imperial highway. Because monarchs are not elected around here. They're made with a gun. And they reign only until it rains......
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Sweet Unrest
Written by Apparat (as Sascha Ring) and Patrick Christensen
Performed by Apparat
Courtesy of Mute
By arrangement with Bank Robber Music
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Great Perspective On Life in The Streets
30 April 2017 | by KalKenobi83See all my reviews

Watched Imperial Dreams Featuring John Boyega(The Whale) as Bambi , Rotimi Akinosho(Divergent) as Wayne , Keke Palmer(Joyful Noise) as Samaara, Glenn Plummer(Sons Of Anarchy) as Uncle Shrimp,De'Aundre Bonds(Gangster Squad) as Gideon ,Sufe Bradshaw(Bones) as Detective Gill, Jernard Banks(The Hangover) as Cornell, Nora Zehetner(The Brothers Bloom) as Janine, Anika Noni Rose(Half Of A Yellow Sun) as Miss Price, Maxmiliano Hernandez(Sicario) as Detective Hernandez . also Amazing Performance once again from Boyega .This was a great Drama also got perspective on life in the Hood also its not Easy to change your stripes if your from the projects but it was cool he tried live and Honest life despite his rough upbringing Great Perspective On Life in The Streets.Amazing Producing from Jonathan Schwartz(The Way Back) , Score By Flying Lotus(Cove Road), Costume Design By Chasia Johnson(Walk This Way) & Chasia Kwane ,Cinematography By Monika Lenczewska(Difret) ,Screenplay & Direction By Malik Vitthal(Watts And Volts) Great Perspective On Life in The Streets 9/10


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