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The Banker (2020)

PG-13 | | Drama | 20 March 2020 (USA)
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In the 1960s two African-American entrepreneurs hire a working-class white man to pretend to be the head of their business empire while they pose as a janitor and chauffeur.

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George Nolfi

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Brad Kane (story by), Niceole R. Levy (screenplay by) | 5 more credits »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Samuel L. Jackson ... Joe Morris
Nicholas Hoult ... Matt Steiner
Anthony Mackie ... Bernard Garrett
Nia Long ... Eunice Garrett
Colm Meaney ... Patrick Barker
Michael Harney ... Melvin Belli
Jessie T. Usher ... Tony Jackson
Taylor Black ... Susie Steiner
James DuMont ... Senator McClellan
Gregory Alan Williams ... Britton Garrett
Paul Ben-Victor ... Donald Silverthorne
Rhoda Griffis ... Mrs. Barker
Crystal Coney ... Anita Jefferson
Chris Gann ... FBI Agent
Jason Davis ... Sullivan
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Storyline

Revolutionary businessmen Bernard Garrett (Anthony Mackie) and Joe Morris (Samuel L. Jackson) devise an audacious and risky plan to take on the racist establishment of the 1960s by helping other African Americans pursue the American dream. Along with Garrett's wife Eunice (Nia Long), they train a working class white man, Matt Steiner (Nicholas Hoult), to pose as the rich and privileged face of their burgeoning real estate and banking empire - while Garrett and Morris pose as a janitor and a chauffeur. Their success ultimately draws the attention of the federal government, which threatens everything the four have built.

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Taglines:

Don't Pay the Man. Be the Man.

Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 on appeal for some strong language including a sexual reference and racial epithets, and smoking throughout | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 March 2020 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Banker See more »

Filming Locations:

Atlanta, Georgia, USA

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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

The film, shooting of which was completed in 2018, was held up for original release in 2019 when one of the producers, whose name has been removed from the credits, was accused of sexual misconduct. See more »

Goofs

In the scene at the Plantation Club, a piano is clearly audible on the soundtrack, but the onstage band doesn't have a pianist. See more »

Crazy Credits

On the ending credits, pictures of the real life characters are shown aside the actors/actresses that were depicting them in the movie, plus original pictures related to the story. See more »

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Great job Nia!
20 March 2020 | by jpierrevilSee all my reviews

This movie is very educational. Samuel & Mackie deliver an excellent performance. Definitely recommend!


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