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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
4 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »





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

Opening Weekend USA:

$32,111, 11 September 2016, Limited Release

Gross USA:

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


Michael Jordan, the inspiration for the Air Jordan shoes, is considered to be the greatest basketball player of all time. He was known as MJ, His Airness and Air Jordan due to his seemingly ability to "fly" through the air. As a shooting guard for the Chicago Bulls, #23, his accolades include 5x NBA MVP, 10x All-NBA First Team, 14 NBA All-Star Games, 3x NBA All-Star MVP, 10 scoring titles, 3 steal titles, 6x NBA Finals MVP and 1988 NBA Defensive player of the Year Award. He holds the NBA records for highest regular season scoring average (30.12) and highest playoff scoring average (33.45). He was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame twice, in 2009 for his overall NBA career and again in 2010 as a member of the 1992 US men's Olympic basketball team ("The Dream Team") that won the gold. See more »


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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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