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Sprinter (2018)

A boy separated from his mother who has moved to the U.S. for a better life, is set to be Jamaica's next track-and-field sensation.

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Storm Saulter

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Robert A. Maylor (based upon the characters created by), Storm Saulter (based upon the characters created by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Lorraine Toussaint ... Donna
David Alan Grier ... Coach
Bryshere Y. Gray ... Marcus Brick
Shantol Jackson ... Kerry Hall
Darren Lee Campbell ... UK Sprinter
Usain Bolt ... Himself
Dale Elliott ... Akeem Sharp
Sakina Deer ... Precious
Natasha Kalimada ... UK Sprinter (as Asha Kalimada)
Nirine S. Brown ... Sprint Runner
Shak-Quera South Shak-Quera South ... Mira
Kadeem Wilson Kadeem Wilson ... Germaine Sharp
Jared Michael Jordan ... Winston
Pablo Ramos ... Spectator
James Nichols II ... South Africa Track Coach
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SPRINTER tells the story of Akeem Sharp who is set to be Jamaica's next big track-and-field sensation. Akeem hopes a rise in the track and field world will take him to the U.S. to reunite him with his mother who has supported the family while living as an illegal resident for over a decade. But Akeem's rising star is weighed down by turmoil at home: a volatile father, and an unruly older brother who insinuates himself into Akeem's career as a means of escaping - or perhaps enhancing - his scam artist hustle. Not only does Akeem have to prove to himself and everyone that he can succeed, but also overcome the struggles that may ultimately bring him down.

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We all have our own races to run

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Country:

Jamaica | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 September 2019 (UK) See more »

Filming Locations:

Kingston, Jamaica See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$11,622
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Charming but often cliche
13 September 2019 | by muamba_eats_toastSee all my reviews

It follows a tested and tried formula has an extremely likeable lead and was thoroughly enjoyably throughout despite its predictability and using the template of many successful sports films. The only thing that was slightly annoying was the subtitles were horrific often nothing like what they actually said and I'm not sure why they were needed anyway given it was in English to begin with. Doubt many would be disappointed with this and most will enjoy without it blowing anyone's minds or achieving any true level of greatness.


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