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American Thief (2020)

A teen hacker seeking revenge for his father's murder becomes a pawn in a plot to derail the 2016 presidential elections.


Miguel Silveira
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Xisko Maximo Monroe Xisko Maximo Monroe ... Toncruz
Khadim Diop Khadim Diop ... Diop Mason
Ben Becher Ben Becher ... Paul Hunter
Josefina Scaro ... Josephine Aronovich
Allen Guy Wilcox ... Officer Rick Boer
Julia Morrison ... Meeks
Lindsey Kelly ... Blonde Girl Hack Victim
Terahshea McCray Terahshea McCray ... Darryl Jackson
Lorne Clarkson Lorne Clarkson ... Young Police Officer
Maimuna Abdul-Hakim Maimuna Abdul-Hakim ... Young Toncruz
Ellie Foumbi ... Camille Bernard
Madeline McCray ... Mrs. Mason (Grandmother)
Michael Molina Minard Michael Molina Minard ... Rick Boer Doppelganger
Johnny Ma Johnny Ma ... Hacker / Whistleblower
Jason Mann ... Cyber Security Analyst


TONCRUZ and DIOP are teenage hackers. Diop wants to awaken society to the reality of overreaching government surveillance programs while Toncruz wants to use the technology to avenge his father's murder. As Toncruz connects to internet criminals on the deep web, PAUL HUNTER, a disgruntled vlogger, rants about political conspiracy theories. Both Paul and Toncruz are contacted by an UNIDENTIFIED USER who claims he can provide what is needed to expose the truth. Filmed and scripted around true events between 2015-2018, the script was modified to incorporate the real-life atmosphere of uncertainty as our fictional characters participated in real events.

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Only hackers can bring you justice.


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A true and truly original and independent American original
18 January 2021 | by shadow-24See all my reviews

AMERICAN THIEF is a real discovery. This wildly original, truly thrilling film has the immediacy, daring and perspective of only the best cinematic triumphs of recent years-yet it's a true American Indie, shot because it HAD to be. Though it is entirely modest and unpretentious, it is also vital and thrilling. AMERICAN THIEF leads up to an astonishing climax on Election evening 2016. In it you will find both documentary and fiction, the past and the future. It does not wrap itself up in a tight little ball so you can never think of it again-even now that that election night, when it was set and shot is PERHAPS mercifully fading from our lives. Maybe ESPECIALLY so.

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