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A look into the early life of U.S. President Barack Obama.

Director:

Vikram Gandhi

Writer:

Adam Mansbach
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Devon Terrell ... Barry
Anya Taylor-Joy ... Charlotte
Jason Mitchell ... PJ
Ellar Coltrane ... Will
Jenna Elfman ... Kathy Baughman
Linus Roache ... Bill Baughman
Avi Nash ... Saleem
John Benjamin Hickey ... Professor Gray
Ashley Judd ... Ann Dunham
Sawyer Pierce Sawyer Pierce ... Thad
Eric Berryman Eric Berryman ... Ali
Ralph Rodriguez ... Andre
Danny Henriquez Danny Henriquez ... Milton
Tessa Albertson ... Tina
Tommy Nelson ... Buzz
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Storyline

A look at the early life of Barack Obama. Before he became President of the United States, he was one of the few black students at Columbia University NY in the early 80's. Faced with judgmental and racist opinions all around him, he tries to find his place in the world.

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Before he was Barack, he was...

Genres:

Biography | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Swahili

Release Date:

16 December 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Барри See more »

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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

After Southside with You (2016), this is the second film to be made about Barack Obama in 2016. It went into production about a month after Southside with You (2016) premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. See more »

Goofs

Barry is seen wearing a Casio F91W watch throughout the movie. The movie is set in the early 1980's, but that model watch wasn't released until 1991. See more »

Quotes

James Boggs: You take the baton from the ones who've come before you, and you carry it as far as you can. And then you hand it off
Grace Lee Boggs: That's life. A beautiful struggle.
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Connections

Features Black Orpheus (1959) See more »

Soundtracks

2001 Kazoo's
Written by Tony Pearson
Performed by Mr. Magic
Courtesy of Now-Again Records, LLC
Under license from Tony Pearson
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Awful Movie. Will not recommend to anyone
10 January 2017 | by by-86855See all my reviews

Another "black" racism based movie, who Barry grew up in white race filled group.

Black guy growing up tough like street thugs going through a rough times

Black guy enduring and surviving the tough racial discrimination

Black guy achieving something amazing

Black guy's poor and sad life

Black guy "LOL" being abused and questioned by the police

Its the typical black guy movie, where being pointed by the race of individual is the whole moral of the story. This isn't documentation of Obama, its just another racial hype movie.

Along with this, the movie does not represent Obama's life.

He did NOT live a life like Barry did.

He was a normal college guy, not this drama-causing drama-filled unrealistic life.

Poor, misleading movie. Very Very disappointed.


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