14 user 3 critic

Foster Boy (2019)

1:40 | Trailer
Michael is a high-powered lawyer and Jamal is an angry young man who has been imprisoned after years of abuse in the foster care system. Together they have to overcome their differences to find justice and expose the foster care system.


Youssef Delara
5 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Matthew Modine ... Michael Trainer
Shane Paul McGhie ... Jamal Randolph
Lex Scott Davis ... Keisha James
Julie Benz ... Pamela Dupree
Amy Brenneman ... Kim Trainer
Greg Germann ... Simon Davis
Louis Gossett Jr. ... Judge George Taylor
Michael Beach ... Bill Randolph
Evan Handler ... Samuel Collins
Michael Hyatt ... Shaina Randolph
Jordan Belfi ... Jeff Masters
Dominic Burgess ... Dan Cohen
Grant Harvey ... Joey Poule
Blake Altounian Blake Altounian ... Benjamin Trainer
Krystian Alexander Lyttle ... Young Jamal


Michael Trainer is a lawyer at the center of a trial in which a for-profit Foster care agency puts a known sex offender into the same foster home as his young client Jamal, with catastrophic results. Michael, a successful litigator with a long career in protecting corporate clients, has been blinded from recognizing the real damage they can cause. He wants nothing to do with Jamal's case until a Judge forces him to accept it. Initially he sees Jamal, as a thuggish African American youth trying to get a piece of corporate profits. But when Jamal refuses to settle the case for any amount of money, Michael begins his representation in earnest. As their work together reveals the horrifying depth of the corrupt and abusive for-profit Foster care agency, Michael is transformed from reluctant defender to fierce warrior in the battle for justice.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Did You Know?


Pamela Dupree: This is a nuisance case Mr. Trainer, just like the dozen or so you and I have handled over the years.
See more »

User Reviews

so slow and sparse
1 October 2020 | by ops-52535See all my reviews

Its a long time since my last courtroomdrama, and this flick did not motivate for further binging on this genre. the story is important enough, but an inconsistently storyline and plot, where the judge is like a piece of garbage, and the sabotaging done by the case counterpart, are completely ruled out of explanation. i guess the makers have slept through the court tv-series that rumaged in the 1990's and 2000', and where the real action should be aim't

its a piece of terrible caracter building, and the actors doesnt contribute at all. very uninspiring and flat, its a no recommend from the grumpy old man

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 14 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.


Official Sites:

official site





Release Date:

25 September 2020 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Foster Boy See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,324, 20 September 2020

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs



See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page

Recently Viewed