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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.

Director:

Ric Roman Waugh

Writer:

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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Genres:

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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Trivia

Second time Ric Roman Waugh has directed Benjamin Bratt & Jon Bernthal. The first being Snitch (2013). 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

Bottles: The fact is, we all started out as someone's little angel. And a place like this forces us to become warriors or victims. Nothing in between can exist here.
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Already Dead
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Performed by RANCID
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I enjoyed this movie
23 February 2020 | by MR_HeracliusSee all my reviews

It showed a lot of potential with the premise, but it spends most of its time hovering between wanting to be a smart character study of how a businessman can become a ruthless gangster through prison, and a violent action/thriller that focuses on gangs and how they operate. By not fully committing to either, some potency is lost. But is it bad? Not at all. In fact, with a captivating central performance of a complex character from Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and enough interesting ideas to hold your attention (particularly when it comes to the effects and inner-workings of a prison), it's still pretty entertaining.


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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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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,440,362
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Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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