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Foster Boy (2019)

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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.

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Youssef Delara
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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 ... Benjamin Trainer
Krystian Alexander Lyttle ... Young Jamal
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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.

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Pamela Dupree: Jury's not gonna believe a black drug dealer.
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Excellent acting and engaging story line
29 September 2020 | by nuxwilliamsSee all my reviews

Matthew Modine did an excellent portrayal of super lawyer Michael Trainer, you felt his characters pains, joys and frustration. Louis Gossett Jnr is always a pleasure to watch on screen and I'd pay good money to see him continue a role as a judge.I haven't seen Shane Paul McGhie other works however I will be keeping an eye out as his performance in this was outstanding, he was able to convey the conflicting feelings of his characters victimisation. Julie Benz's acting was the cherry on top of this awesome ensemble.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 September 2020 (USA) See more »

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Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$5,324, 20 September 2020

Gross USA:

$19,046

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$19,046
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