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American Dreamer (2018)

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A down on his luck HAIL driver who makes extra cash chauffeuring a low level drug dealer around town, finds himself in a serious financial bind and decides to kidnap the dealer's child.

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Derrick Borte

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Credited cast:
Tammy Blanchard ... Becca
Jim Gaffigan ... Cam
Robbie Jones ... Mazz
Isabel Arraiza ... Marina
Alejandro Hernandez ... Gumby
Curtis Lyons ... Andre
Eric D. Hill Jr. ... Dontrell
Brian K. Landis ... Greg
Cynthia Tademy ... Grandmother
Harrison Fall ... Adam
Tommy Coleman Tommy Coleman ... Officer Watson
Michael Hughes Michael Hughes ... Steve
Charlie Landis Charlie Landis ... Greg's Son
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A down on his luck HAIL driver who makes extra cash chauffeuring a low level drug dealer around town, finds himself in a serious financial bind and decides to kidnap the dealer's child.

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drug | See All (1) »

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There Are No Free Rides

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Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for disturbing material, violence, some strong sexual content, pervasive language, and drug use | See all certifications »
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Shot in Norfolk, Va. See more »

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Referenced in Lights Out with David Spade: Episode #1.26 (2019) See more »

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A Little Far-Fetched, But Okay.
21 September 2019 | by redrobin62-321-207311See all my reviews

I'll try to render my opinion without any spoilers. First, the acting is top notch, especially the Latina mother of the kidnapped boy in question. She was completely believable as a streetwise habitue and I suspect she will have a long future in Hollywood. Everyone else was fine, so no complaints there. Why seven out of ten? Well, in the end, the "story" was a bit far-fetched: a down-on-his-luck cabbie resorts to kidnapping in order to make money for child support? I guess, in Hollywood terms, this is probably akin to Al Pacino holding up a bank to pay for his lover's sex-change operation in Dog Day Afternoon. What man will do when they're desperate! Is this a film worth seeing? Sure. You won't be disappointed.


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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 September 2019 (USA) See more »

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