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Shot Caller (2017)

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A newly released prisoner is forced by the leaders of his gang to orchestrate a major crime with a brutal rival gang on the streets of Southern California.

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Ric Roman Waugh

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Ric Roman Waugh
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau ... Jacob / Money
Omari Hardwick ... Kutcher
Lake Bell ... Kate
Jon Bernthal ... Frank 'Shotgun'
Emory Cohen ... Howie
Jeffrey Donovan ... Bottles
Evan Jones ... Chopper
Juan Pablo Raba ... Herman Gomez
Matt Gerald ... Phil Cole
Max Greenfield ... Tom
Jessy Schram ... Jennifer
Chris Browning ... Redwood / Toby Simms
Michael Landes ... Steve
Jonathon McClendon ... Joshua
Benjamin Bratt ... Sanchez
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Storyline

White-collar business professional, happily married accidentally commits a crime. Sentenced to prison time, he must adjust and learn the ways of prison life. Throughout this, he struggles to do what's best for his family on the outside. The choices he makes in prison will have major repercussions, both to himself and his family, if he makes the wrong one. Written by Benjamin J Thompson

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong bloody violence, pervasive language, some drug use and brief nudity | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 August 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Shot Caller See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Lunas, New Mexico, USA

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Dolby

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The beast is loosely based off a white supremacist Stephen Cingel See more »

Goofs

At the end of the film, when Jacob/Money receives the letter from his son, it's addressed to 'CA Rehabilitation Center' in Norco, California. Indeed, there is a California Rehabilitation Center in Norco; however, it's mainly a rehabilitation center for non-violent, low-level drug addicts--definitely NOT a facility where a hardened, gang-connected, violent criminal would ever be housed. See more »

Quotes

The Beast: These cops think the more they lock us down and isolate us it strips us from our power, they even think we are a dying breed, they're dead fucking wrong.
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References Wall Street (1987) See more »

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A must watch for crime/prison movie lovers..
26 July 2017 | by vmathebossSee all my reviews

I normally don't have time to review or even let alone use IMDb, but this is definitely one of my favorite movies out for 2017 and I HAD TO REVIEW THIS hoping more movies like this comes along. I haven't had any films which kept me interested throughout the entire movie like this in a long time. If you are into movies which brings the feelings of how it would feel like to be in prison and to be in dept of "prison politics", this movie is a must watch. The main character "Jacob" played his role very well, from a business man to a full blown convict. It might looks crazy, but there are people out there who are really living that lifestyle. I was surprised there were so many familiar faces in this movie I'm sure viewers will recognize, they all pretty much fit into their roles.

Over all I would recommend this to everyone looking for that prison experience film. The details with how prison life is so detailed and correct. Everything from the dorm rooms to prison gangs and politics. The only other one like this was a movie called "Felon" back in 2008 (but this movie Shot Caller has more action) I was hoping for another one just like it, and this one satisfies me until something similar and better comes along in the near future!


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