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Sleight (2016)

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A young street magician (Jacob Latimore) is left to care for his little sister after their parents' passing, and turns to illegal activities to keep a roof over their heads. When he gets in... See full summary »

Director:

J.D. Dillard (as JD Dillard)

Writers:

J.D. Dillard (as JD Dillard), Alex Theurer
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jacob Latimore ... Bo
Seychelle Gabriel ... Holly
Storm Reid ... Tina
Donzaleigh Abernathy ... Mary
Sasheer Zamata ... Georgi
Jay Walker ... Blake
Andrew Fitzpatrick ... Seth
Stella Stahl Stella Stahl ... Jane
Cameron Esposito ... Luna
Alex Hyner ... Noah
Alex Theurer ... Gallery Owner
Jaye Rosenberg Jaye Rosenberg ... Kyla
Chad Simpson Chad Simpson ... Douchebag
Keith R. Fowler Keith R. Fowler ... Officer Mackenzie
Bryce Buchana Bryce Buchana ... Police Officer
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A young street magician (Jacob Latimore) is left to care for his little sister after their parents' passing, and turns to illegal activities to keep a roof over their heads. When he gets in too deep, his sister is kidnapped, and he is forced to use his magic and brilliant mind to save her. Written by Blumhouse

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street magician | See All (1) »

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language throughout, drug content and some violence | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The playing cards used in the film are Black Fontaines by Zach Mueller. See more »

Goofs

The plot climax relies on the power of an electron magnet. The power pack and the wires are all to create a more powerful magnet. Magnets work on substances with iron in them. They have no effect on plastics or nearly all other metals, such as lead or aluminum. Bullets usually lead or brass and certainly the bullets used in the gun at the end would not have been affected by any magnet. See more »

Connections

References X-Men (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

Mark IV
Written and Performed by Georgi Kay, Charles Scott IV and Virgil Howe
Georgi Kay courtesy of Parlophone Records
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Standard hoodie movie, with a stupid twist
30 September 2017 | by sideriteSee all my reviews

This could have been acceptable if it would have been marketed as such. But no, they went and made a trailer that looked like a sci-fi and had the audacity to quote "Chronicle meets Iron Man" in it. Seriously?

Take the standard good boy caught in a bad situation with a mobster and waste two thirds of the movie with it. Then end it with a few scenes where he uses an impossible device that he created because he is black, smart and his teacher helped him. That's the whole film. Black people, drugs, poor neighborhoods and abused youngsters fill up the rest.

So don't listen to the hype. It's consciously generated to make you believe this is something that it's not. And putting aside the *sleight* I was talking about above, it's just a sub-average movie.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 April 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Sleight See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$250,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,701,785, 30 April 2017

Gross USA:

$3,986,245

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,989,705
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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