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Kicks (2016)

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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.


Justin Tipping
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Credited cast:
Jahking Guillory ... Brandon
Christopher Jordan Wallace ... Albert
Christopher Meyer ... Rico
Kofi Siriboe ... Flaco
Mahershala Ali ... Marlon
Rxchie Rxchie ... Basketball Player
Molly Shaiken ... The Astronaut
Koran Streets Koran Streets ... Trev
Dante Clark Dante Clark ... Gabe
Donté Clark Donté Clark ... Ryan
Mistah F.A.B. ... Daryl
Nessma Ismail Nessma Ismail ... Gorda
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Natalie Stephany Aguilar Natalie Stephany Aguilar ... Girl at School
Dustin Christenson ... Basketball Player
Rudy Corpuz Rudy Corpuz ... Big Mo


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


They aren't just shoes.


Adventure | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Release Date:

9 September 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ayakkabilar See more »

Filming Locations:

Oakland, California, USA See more »


Box Office


$2,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$32,111, 11 September 2016, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$145,368, 25 September 2016
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Did You Know?


The symbol of the red man jumping on the Air Jordan is the image of Michael Jordan's famous dunno from the foul line in the 1988 Slam dunk contest, the dunk which earned him the victory over opponent and friend, Dominique Wilkins, who won the year before. The dunk is still trusted to this day in slam dunk contests to this day and usually a deciding dunk for a victory. See more »


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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Flaco Chases Brandon
by Brian Reitzell
© 2016 Back Lot Music
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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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