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Central Park (2017)

Central Park is a unique, genre bending thriller/horror film that spans one night in the worlds' most famous park. Six best friends, high school students, prepare for a night of fun. School... See full summary »

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Justin Reinsilber
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Cast

Credited cast:
Justiin A. Davis ... Harold Smith
Ruby Modine ... Sessa
Malika Samuel ... Donna
Guillermo Arribas ... Felix
Grace Van Patten ... Leyla
Deema Aitken ... Mikey
Charles Borland ... Max
Marina Squerciati ... Melissa Shaw
Michael Lombardi ... Daniel Shaw
David Valcin ... Sam
Nicole Balsam ... Officer Johnson
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Michael Antwi Michael Antwi ... Student
Jordyn DiNatale ... Madison
Shumerria Harris ... Reporter
Bryant Jager Bryant Jager ... Boyfriend
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Central Park is a unique, genre bending thriller/horror film that spans one night in the worlds' most famous park. Six best friends, high school students, prepare for a night of fun. School is boring, family life unbearable, and Harold and his friends have turned Central Park into their 'spot'. Young and invincible; Harold and his crew own this city. Unbeknownst to them, a revenge-seeking executioner prepares to kill them off one by one to pay for the sins of the father. Written by Anonymous

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USA

Language:

English

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6 June 2017 (USA) See more »

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Feast and Bourbon Films See more »
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2.35 : 1
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Solid debut with a great cast. - Spoil Free -
10 December 2018 | by karathefoxSee all my reviews

The movie starts with a gorgeous pan of Central Park. It moves slowly at first, like an old 70's movie, introducing a group of teenagers, friends from diverse ethnic and financial backgrounds and their teacher. The teenagers are kind of an older version of The Goonies and when one of their father's is accused of orchestrating a Ponzi scheme ala Bernie Madoff they decide to blow off steam and hang out in the park all night. In an unusual and most appreciated twist the perpetrator of said financial crimes, the father of one of the kids, is African-American and his new moniker 'Black Madoff' is front page news. After a visit to the 9/11 Memorial to visit one of the kids' parents' who died there, they're off to the park for a night of fun, making out, and blunts. (very accurate portrayal of teen life today) Once night falls, all hell breaks loose. Is The Man living in Central Park is hunting the kids or is it someone else? When their concerned teacher makes his way into the park we know some real s#$t is about to go down. The kids are now on the run to make it out of the park alive. Amazing acting all around. Solid directing. The script could have been tightened a bit but works. Very inventive ways of killing as well. If you like Ruby Modine you'll love this. It's also a social commentary on the Black experience in this country today. The confrontation with the police is nail biting. Looking forward to Justin Reinsilber's next film.


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