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Kicks (2016)

Trailer
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Brandon is a 15 year old whose dream is a pair of fresh Air Jordans. Soon after he gets his hands on them, they're stolen by a local hood, causing Brandon and his two friends to go on a dangerous mission through Oakland to retrieve them.

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Justin Tipping
4 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jahking Guillory ... Brandon
Christopher Meyer ... Rico
Christopher Jordan Wallace ... Albert
Kyndall Kyndall ... Lila (as Kendall Ferguson)
Just N. Time Just N. Time ... Cameron (as Justin Hall)
Rodney Collins Rodney Collins ... Cool Rap Kid
Rxchie Rxchie ... Basketball Player
Joe Njoku-Obi Joe Njoku-Obi ... Shoe Store Employee
Mistah F.A.B. ... Crazy Daryl (as Stanley Cox)
Zinnia Vilce Zinnia Vilce ... Alexa
Lamont Johnson ... Dwayne
Kofi Siriboe ... Flaco
Destini Huston ... Girl in Park
Michael Smith Jr. Michael Smith Jr. ... Jeremiah
Mahershala Ali ... Marlon
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Storyline

Fifteen-year-old Brandon longs for a pair of the freshest sneakers that money can buy, assuming that merely having them on his feet will help him escape the reality of being poor, neglected by the opposite sex and picked on by everyone - even his best friends. Working hard to get them, he soon finds that the titular shoes have instead made him a target after they are promptly snatched by Flaco, a local hood. Brandon goes on a mission to retrieve his stolen sneakers.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

They aren't just shoes.

Genres:

Adventure | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, drug/alcohol use and language throughout, and sexual content - involving teens | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The Air Jordan shoes coveted in the film are basketball sneakers endorsed and named after famous basketball player Michael "Air" Jordan. See more »

Quotes

Brandon: [V.O] Sometimes I wish I had a spaceship... just hang out in space where it's quiet and no one could mess with me.
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The Sheboygan Left
by RJD2
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User Reviews

Good attempt but a terrible delivery! Overly exaggerated!
18 January 2018 | by derekchatmanSee all my reviews

I appreciate the attempt to tackle a serious subject. Children are dying over something as simple as a pair of sneakers. I wanted to like this movie but the acting was horrible and over exaggerated. Yes, the N word, underage drinking, violence and drug use is rampant in an urban environment, but not the way it was depicted in this movie. It was so overdone that it was both laughable and depressing. If your not from this environment please understand that this is a terrible depiction.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 September 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ayakkabılar See more »

Filming Locations:

Oakland, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$32,111, 11 September 2016

Gross USA:

$150,191

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$150,191
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Color:

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