A young man who committed a homicide deals with the repercussions of his action.


Joe Robert Cole


Joe Robert Cole
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ashton Sanders ... Jahkor Abraham Lincoln
Jeffrey Wright ... James Daniel Lincoln 'JD'
Isaiah John ... TQ
Kelly Jenrette ... Delanda
Shakira Ja'nai Paye ... Shantaye
Regina Taylor ... Tommetta
Jalyn Hall ... Young Jahkor (as Jalyn Emil Hall)
Kaleb Alexander Roberts ... Young TQ
Ramone Hamilton ... Young Lamark
Christopher Meyer ... Lamark
Andrea Ellsworth ... Kim (as Andrea Lynn Ellsworth)
James Earl ... Thug'ish Trex
Yahya Abdul-Mateen II ... Big Stunna
Rolanda D. Bell ... La-Trice
Stephen Barrington ... Malcolm


As soft-spoken Jahkor Abraham Lincoln (Ashton Sanders) struggles to keep his dream of rapping alive amidst a gang war in Oakland, his ill-fated life and real-world responsibilities drive him further and further across the line of right and wrong with tragic consequences. Landing in prison beside his father, J.D. (Jeffrey Wright) whom he never wanted to be like, Jahkor embarks on an unlikely journey of self-discovery, exploring the events that unite them, in hopes of helping his newborn son break a cycle that feels unavoidable. A powerful film from Black Panther co-writer Joe Robert Cole, ALL DAY AND A NIGHT co-stars Isaiah John, Kelly Jenrette, Shakira Ja'Nai Paye, Regina Taylor, Christopher Meyer and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II. Written by Netflix

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Born. Gangster. Repeat.



Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence, pervasive language, drug use and some sexual content/nudity | See all certifications »

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Contains a long tracking shot of Jahkor, Shantaye, and TQ walking through the party to see Stunna. The shot lasts for exactly 4 minutes. See more »


Written by Slimmy B (as Jabbar Brown, Jr.), Yhung T.O. (as Juwon Lee) and Wayne Howard
Performed by Slimmy B
Courtesy of SOB X RBE Ent.
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10 May 2020 | by Money4NothingSee all my reviews

I see a lot of low ratings and they're probably coming from millenials who aren't familiar with this kind of movie. You see, hood movies haven't changed much in the last 30 years or so (and as a big movie fan I respect that), probably because the hood hasn't changed much either. This movie could've easily be made in 1997 just like One eight seven could've been made in 2020... While for example, teenage movies in the 90s were about this kid who lost his dog or built a treehouse with his friends; and nowadays teenage movies are about teenagers collecting Instagram likes or being recruited by the government and transformed into cyborgs. So if you liked hood movies back in the 90s or 2000s, you will like this one too, if not then go find yourself some nice kid-becomes-a-cyborg movie

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Release Date:

1 May 2020 (USA) See more »

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All Day and a Night See more »

Filming Locations:

Oakland, California, USA See more »

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2.39 : 1
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