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The life of a foster family in South Central Los Angeles, a few weeks before the city erupts in violence following the verdict of the Rodney King trial.
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Halle Berry ... Millie Dunbar
Daniel Craig ... Obie Hardison
Lamar Johnson ... Jesse Cooper
Kaalan Walker Kaalan Walker ... William MCgee (as Kaalan Rashad Walker)
Rachel Hilson ... Nicole Patterson
Issac Ryan Brown ... Shawnte
Callan Farris ... Ruben
Serenity Reign Brown ... Peaches
Reece Cody ... Tiger
Aiden Akpan Aiden Akpan ... Jordan
Gary Yavuz Perreau Gary Yavuz Perreau ... Carter
Ce'Onna Meilani Johnson ... Sherridane
Lorenz Arnell Lorenz Arnell ... Damon
Lorrie Odom ... Angela
Lewis T. Powell ... Quinn
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The life of a foster family in South Central Los Angeles, a few weeks before the city erupts in violence following the verdict of the Rodney King trial.

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Don't let your family get caught in the crossfire.


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Rated R for violence, sexual content/nudity, and language throughout. | See all certifications »

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English

Release Date:

11 April 2018 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

América em Chamas See more »

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Belgium See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$163,289, 29 April 2018, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$274,635, 17 May 2018
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2.39 : 1
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Deniz Gamze Ergüven completed this script around 2011, and intended for it to be her feature film debut, however she was unable to get financing for her project. A friend suggested she try a smaller, more intimate film, which became Mustang (2015), an Oscar nominee for Best Foreign Language Film. The considerable attention gained from that film allowed her to finally get this film off the ground. See more »

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Millie Dunbar drive a wasted Volvo 760 estate . It is very hard to believe, what a car debuted in 1985, can be in such condition in 1991. Also, it is probably too expensive for main character, even if car was made in 1985. See more »

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Underrated piece of cinema, receiving flak from viewers with political expectations
10 July 2018 | by charleshowlerSee all my reviews

That very first scene gave me the chills! Something very few movies I've seen can accomplish - and I watch several movies a day as a Content Previewer for work.

This movie is incredibly underrated, and I can see why critics have been bashing it. A lot of the people writing negative reviews go into this movie with expectations, specifically political expectations. People wanted to see an accurate depiction of the 1992 L.A riots, but were given something different. You have a view this film a cinematic piece as opposed to pro black lives matter sympathetic film or whatever political agenda people might assume this film is trying to push.

The first scene in this title gave me a shiver down my spine. The combination of cinematography, directing and the acting had the perfect chemistry. You could tell that the director really wanted to capture the most finer details, encapsulating human emotion from traumatic experiences.

The character development was a slow burn, but burned right. It was a very unpredictable film hence why you should go see it with no expectations.

I've personally never heard of this director before, or the writer. So this is completely an unbiased perspective of this fine film.

I definitely recommend seeing it.


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