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Burning Sands (2017)

TV-MA | | Drama | 10 March 2017 (USA)
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Deep into Hell Week, a favored pledgee is torn between honoring his code of silence or standing up against the intensifying violence of underground hazing.

Director:

Gerard McMurray

Writers:

Christine T. Berg (as Christine Berg), Gerard McMurray
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Credited cast:
Trevor Jackson ... Zurich
Tosin Cole ... Frank
DeRon Horton ... Square
Alfre Woodard ... Professor Hughes
Steve Harris ... Dean Richardson
Trevante Rhodes ... Fernander
Serayah ... Angel
Rotimi ... Edwin
Octavius J. Johnson ... Ron
Mitchell Edwards ... Stephon
Malik Bazille Malik Bazille ... Dwight
Imani Hakim ... Rochon
Nafessa Williams ... Toya
Christian Robinson ... Big Cee
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Segun Akande Segun Akande ... Big Brother Malcolm
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Deep into Hell Week, a favored pledgee is torn between honoring his code of silence or standing up against the intensifying violence of underground hazing.

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Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 March 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Código de Silêncio See more »

Filming Locations:

Petersburg, Virginia, USA See more »

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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While making this film, director Gerard McMurray drew from his own experiences of being hazed as a recruit for a black fraternity at university. See more »

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Nothing new
11 March 2017 | by vicstevinsonSee all my reviews

Other than a strong cast of Black actors, Burning Sands brings nothing new to this over-trodden tale of hazing brutality and frat stupidity. Missing are any drivers that would make young men want to be part of such a moronic society.

The acting is strong, the faces memorable and the brutality is palpable, but it just wasn't enough.

The film ends with the central character making a cell phone call and mumbling something into the phone that is frustratingly unintelligible. I watched a screener of this, and replayed the final seconds several times, but couldn't make it out. What an incredible oversight.


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