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Seven Seconds 

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Tensions run high between African American citizens and Caucasian cops in Jersey City when a teenage African American boy is critically injured by a cop.

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Veena Sud
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Series cast summary:
Clare-Hope Ashitey ...  KJ Harper 10 episodes, 2018
Michael Mosley ...  Joe 'Fish' Rinaldi 10 episodes, 2018
David Lyons ...  Mike DiAngelo 10 episodes, 2018
Russell Hornsby ...  Isaiah Butler 10 episodes, 2018
Raúl Castillo ...  Felix Osorio 10 episodes, 2018
Patrick Murney ...  Manny Wilcox 10 episodes, 2018
Zackary Momoh ...  Seth Butler 10 episodes, 2018
Michelle Veintimilla ...  Marie Jablonski 10 episodes, 2018
Beau Knapp ...  Peter Jablonski 10 episodes, 2018
Regina King ...  Latrice Butler 10 episodes, 2018
Nadia Alexander ...  Nadine 10 episodes, 2018
Jeremy Davidson ...  James Connelly 9 episodes, 2018
Coley Speaks ...  Vontrell 'Messiah' Odoms / ... 8 episodes, 2018
Adriana DeMeo ...  Teresa 8 episodes, 2018
Corey Champagne ...  Kadeuce Porter 7 episodes, 2018
Londi Brooks Londi Brooks ...  Church Member 5 episodes, 2018
Lesli Margherita ...  Crystal Diangelo 5 episodes, 2018
Corey Marshall Corey Marshall ...  Church Member 5 episodes, 2018
Rachel Navarro Rachel Navarro ...  Hennesy's Assistant 5 episodes, 2018
Alex Perez ...  JCPD Officer / ... 5 episodes, 2018
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In an instant, life is forever changed for Brenton Butler and his family. After a white cop accidentally hits and critically injures a black teenager, a northeastern city explodes with racial tensions, an attempted cover up and its aftermath, and the trial of the century. Written by ahmetkozan

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How long does it take to bury the truth?

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USA

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English

Release Date:

23 February 2018 (USA) See more »

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New York City, New York, USA

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Dolby Digital (5.1)

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2.00 : 1
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Brenton's uncle calls him by the pet name "Little Man". This is what Stephen Holder called boys in The Killing (2011), in particular Linden's son, Jack. This is clearly an affectionate reference by Veena Sud, the creator of both series. See more »

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Remake of The Major (2013) See more »

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You have to See Seven SEconds
22 March 2018 | by julesfdelormeSee all my reviews

We say, I say, again and again that we are in a Golden Age of Television. We say it and I say it because it is very true. Television shows, spurred on by streaming apps and audience expectation being raised higher and higher, have become as good and often better than anything that film can offer. The problem for shows and audiences alike however is that so many superb shows can get lost in the shuffle and even, as we saw so recently with Damnation and Dirk Gently, get cancelled long before they should be. Hopefully Seven Seconds does not fall into the latter category. Created, and largely written by Veena Sud, best known for her work on The Killing, (She's also from Toronto. I need to mention this because I too live in Toronto and because it is so nice to see a Canadian Woman, particularly one from so close to home, finding such success.) Seven Seconds is better than just good. It's great. Sud does a masterful job of writing and the shows itself is so layered with thought and imagery that I just had to go back and watch it again right away, something I have only done once, maybe twice before. On the surface Seven Seconds is a very intense and dark story about a young white cop who hits a black boy and then, along with three other cops who he barely knows on a narcotic squad that he has just joined, seeks to cover it up. On the surface Seven Seconds is a contemplation of race relations and the police. But it is so much more than just that. Seven Seconds is a deep and profound psychological and social study. It is a show that questions how well we really know each other, and how easily that we can assume that we know each other. It is a study of repentance and sorrow. It is a quest to see the humanity that underlies the surface in each and everyone of us. Yes, it's another cop show. And, taken on that level, it is a damned good cop show. Yes, it is a story about crime and punishment, or lack of thereof. Taken on just that level, it is a superb presentation of the impact of crime and on each every person that crime touches. Yes, it is dark and moody drama. Taken on just that level, Seven Seconds' superb writing and exquisite acting stands up with the best drama. Each and every actor is so perfect. Each and every bit of dialogue is so dead on. Each and every scene evokes and rips at your emotions so terribly and so beautifully. Seven Seconds is simply and utterly perfect at what it does in that very rare way that shows like Rectify or NYPD Blue have been able to be. Watch Seven Seconds. And then watch Seven Seconds again to see how well symbols are used to create depth, how layered and complex this show is underneath what seems like a pretty straight forward exterior. Because that is exactly what Seven Seconds really turns out to be about. What we see on the surface does not tell us what lies hidden beneath. But even on the surface Seven Seconds is a superb show. Don't let it get lost. Don't wait until it's been cancelled to find out how good this show is. Enjoy all your other favourite shows too. But, for your own sake, make sure you don't lose sight of Seven Seconds.


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