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Brian Banks (2018)

PG-13 | | Biography, Drama, Sport | 9 August 2019 (USA)
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A football player's dreams to play in the NFL are halted when he is wrongly convicted and sent to prison. Years later, he fights to clear his name within an unjust system.

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Tom Shadyac

Writer:

Doug Atchison
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Cast

Credited cast:
Greg Kinnear ... Justin Brooks
Aldis Hodge ... Brian Banks
Melanie Liburd ... Karina
Sherri Shepherd ... Leomia
Tiffany Dupont ... Alissa Bjerkhoel
Matt Battaglia ... Pete Carroll
Gino Vento ... Manuel Rojas
Xosha Roquemore ... Kennisha Rice
Dorian Missick ... Mick Randolph
Mary Faulkner ... Female Manager
Jennifer Pierce Mathus ... Reporter
Charles Alexandre ... Reporter / Recruiter / Valet
Dean Denton ... Coach Jaso
Edward Parker Edward Parker ... Parolee
Mystie Smith ... Marilyn
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Storyline

The inspirational true story of Brian Banks (Aldis Hodge), an All-American high school football star committed to USC who finds his life upended when he is wrongly convicted of a crime he didn't commit. Despite lack of evidence, Banks is railroaded through a broken justice system and sentenced to a decade of prison and probation. Years later, with the support of Justin Brooks (Greg Kinnear) and the California Innocence Project, Banks fights to reclaim his life and fulfill his dreams of playing in the NFL. Written by Bleecker Street

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Falsely accused. Wrongfully convicted. Never defeated. See more »

Genres:

Biography | Drama | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for thematic content and related images, and for language
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 August 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Brian Banks See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,156,272, 11 August 2019

Gross USA:

$4,041,815

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,041,815
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Technical Specs

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39
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Trivia

Even though the film is set in Long Beach, California, it was filmed in Memphis, Tenn. Director Tom Shadyac teaches film at the University of Memphis, and in 2018, he opened a climbing gym and community center in the Soulsville neighborhood of South Memphis. Shadyac's family has a long-running history of leadership at St. Jude's Hospital in Memphis, founded by Danny Thomas, who was a family friend of the Shadyacs. See more »

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Take That To The Banks!
13 August 2019 | by Fields201See all my reviews

My mom, nephew and his girlfriend went with me to see this and we thought it was a good drama.

The story is about Brian Banks who wants to join the NFL but his dreams were shattered when a girl gets him arrested for rape which never happened so because his life is essentially over, he tries to clear his name.

The performances are really good. The main actor reminds me of Idris Elba, always a delight to see Greg Kinnear, and I didn't know Morgan Freeman is in this movie. It's a good movie to watch and there were some tear jerker scenes. Sadly it's not a comic book movie so it will quickly be on DVD soon.


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