4.7/10
1,158
20 user 3 critic

Freetown (2015)

PG-13 | | Action, Drama, Thriller | 8 April 2015 (USA)
Trailer
2:10 | Trailer

Watch Now

With Prime Video

ALL
A group of native Liberian missionaries make a desperate cross-country trip through their war torn country to save one of their own.

Director:

Garrett Batty
Reviews
1 win & 4 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Henry Adofo ... Abubakar
Michael Attram Michael Attram ... Menti
Alphonse Menyo Alphonse Menyo ... Meyers
Phillip Adekunle Michael Phillip Adekunle Michael ... Gaye
Clement Amegayie Clement Amegayie ... Nyanforh
Bright Dodoo Bright Dodoo ... Selli
Great Ejiro Great Ejiro ... Forkpah
Nuong Faalong Nuong Faalong ... Akatika
Bill Myers Bill Myers ... Ansa
Godwin Namboh Godwin Namboh ... Momulu
Stacy Afful Stacy Afful ... Mrs. Thomas
Robert Conder Robert Conder ... President Cunningham
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Gift Ayee Gift Ayee ... Extra
Edit

Storyline

Caught in the middle of a brutal civil war, six Liberian missionaries in Monrovia flee the widespread violence of their native country. Their destination: Freetown, Sierra Leone. With the help of local church leader Phillip Abubakar, the missionaries make the difficult journey, only to have their troubles compounded by a rebel fighter bent on killing one of their own.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

missionary | lds film | luck | car | africa | See All (10) »

Genres:

Action | Drama | Thriller | War

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for thematic situations involving violence.

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Official site

Country:

USA | Ghana

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 April 2015 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Accra, Ghana

Edit

Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,553, 1 May 2015, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$387,130, 7 June 2015
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The verse on the back window of the red car the missionaries used reads (Mark 9:24): "And straightway the father of the child cried out, and said with tears, Lord, I believe; help thou mine unbelief." It was chosen as part of the film's theme of moving forward with faith despite the adversity and challenges that seemingly lie ahead. See more »

Goofs

Apart from Aboubakr's car and some of the rebels' cars, all the cars in the movie had Ghanaian Licence numbers.Almost all of which were post-1989. See more »

Quotes

Meyers: Is it brave just to try to live?
Forkpah: It is brave to face your fears.
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Mixed feelings
24 August 2015 | by palavitsinisSee all my reviews

Well, I am one of those suckers that will watch anything (I literally mean anything) with the "inspired by a true story" tag on it! This is one of these cases. I started watching this movie and I kept on waiting for something. Something that would intrigue me into it. Nothing.

It felt like I just stared at the screen for the duration of the movie with no feeling whatsoever. The characters were not analyzed enough, remaining on a superficial level. No explanation for their motive or incentives and a bunch of actors that would not be missed even if they gave up acting today.

The movie was not shot well and many of the scenes that could have been nice, were lost among others. The plot is overly simplistic and slow and it offers no "revelation" whatsoever. Even in the end, the solution that is given is somewhat too easy and simple-minded with lots of holes in it. Overall it felt like this true story could have remained untold. No one would miss anything! I gave a five to it, only cause I appreciated the historical background that came with it.


9 of 11 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 20 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Check Out What's Playing on IMDb Freedive

See what movies and TV series you can watch for free today, and visit IMDb Freedive for even more. Select any poster below to play the movie!

Find more things to watch



Recently Viewed