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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.

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Malik Vitthal
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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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Zigi Wilf, executive producer of "Imperial Dreams," is an owner of the Minnesota Vikings National Football League (NFL) franchise. See more »

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Bambi: In the hood you carry truth in your heart while reality stays stashed outside. Your heart says, "Don't kill." The hood says, "Kill." Your heart says, "Think before you act." The hood says, "React." But you're all alone when one of those reactions lands you behind bars, going over every little thing in the darkness. And it's easy to recognize your truth in retrospect. What's hard is being true in the moment. Even if it kills you.
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5 February 2017 | by nikeishasalasSee all my reviews

To see the struggles African-American men go thru when they are trying to do better for themselves and their children in a film is very inspiring.To see what he went thru in the streets of California is similar to what I have seen in Chicago. It is nice to see a movie portraying someone wanting a way out. There should be examples of minorities seeking a new life. Also, his vision to be a writer is inspiring to not give your dreams away. I enjoyed watching this film on Netflix. The actor from the Star Wars movie did this role justice. This is a film that can reach the spirit of anyone. I would not mind recommending this movie. Continue making films that are true stories and that many can relate to.


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

1 October 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Giấc Mơ Đế Quốc See more »

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