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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.

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Justin Tipping
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jahking Guillory ... Brandon
Christopher Meyer ... Rico
Christopher Jordan Wallace ... Albert
Kyndall ... Lila (as Kendall Ferguson)
Just N. Time Just N. Time ... Cameron (as Justin Hall)
Rodney Collins Rodney Collins ... Cool Rap Kid
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
Donté Clark Donté Clark ... Ryan
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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

Adele Romanski produced both Kicks and Moonlight (2016) in the same year, which both feature Mahershala Ali portraying a drug dealer. 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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Soundtracks

606 in the 510
by Brian Reitzell
© 2016 Back Lot Music
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Morally collapsed society
3 October 2018 | by baktanliSee all my reviews

Kicks is a harsh realistic portrait of morally collapsed society - where violence is the main fact that decides "who you're". Not even a single positive figure, never a trace of law, state. All families -if they are families- are degenerated, no hope for a dignified life. No education, no vocation, no profession; nothing at all. Where everybody is drugged and even drug dealer. Kicks is beautifully shot. And rises with very well acting. Ali is a shining star but Siriboe I liked much. You can't help hating him. The day dreams of Brandon (Guillory) is a well designed contrast which maintaince dynamism to the flick.


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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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