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Blindspotting (2018)

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While on probation, a man begins to re-evaluate his relationship with his volatile best friend.
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Daveed Diggs ... Collin
Rafael Casal ... Miles
Janina Gavankar ... Val
Jasmine Cephas Jones ... Ashley
Ethan Embry ... Officer Molina
Tisha Campbell-Martin ... Mama Liz
Utkarsh Ambudkar ... Rin
Kevin Carroll ... James
Nyambi Nyambi ... Yorkie
Jon Chaffin ... Dezz
Wayne Knight ... Patrick
Margo Hall ... Nancy
Ziggy Baitinger ... Sean 'Ziggy' Jones
Leland Orser ... Judge
Travis Parker ... Randall Marshall
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Collin (Daveed Diggs) must make it through his final three days of probation for a chance at a new beginning. He and his troublemaking childhood best friend, Miles (Rafael Casal), work as movers and are forced to watch their old neighborhood become a trendy spot in the rapidly gentrifying Bay Area. When a life-altering event causes Collin to miss his mandatory curfew, the two men struggle to maintain their friendship as the changing social landscape exposes their differences. Explores the intersection of race and class set against the backdrop of Oakland.

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Rated R for language throughout, some brutal violence, sexual references and drug use | See all certifications »

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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 July 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Blindspotting See more »

Filming Locations:

Oakland, California, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$336,333, 22 July 2018, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$4,333,394, 13 September 2018

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,930,024, 16 August 2018
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Dolby Atmos

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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The opening montage is set to Verdi's "libiamo ne' lieti calici" ("Let's drink from the joyful cups!") a duet with chorus. See more »

Quotes

Collin: You're the nigga they're out here looking for
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AND TO ALL THE BAY AREA LANGUAGE ORIGINATORS, RAPPERS, POETS, HUSTLERS, PYMPS, PATNAS, MAINS, SIDES, OGS, DOPE FIENDS, BUYERS, SUPPLIERS, MOVERS, SHAKERS, HIPPIES, PARKIES, SQUARES, MARKS, NOODLES, J-CATS, CUTTIES, CUZOS, BRUH BRUHS, LIL BRUHS, BIG BRUHS, UNCLES, BIG HOMIES, AUNTIES, CITAS, GRAND CITAS, MOMMAS, CAPTAIN SAVE A HOES, RIDE OR DIES, DAY 1S, OLD HEADS, YOUNG BLOODS, BOPS, BEEZIES, BABAS, UMIS, KINFOLK, MACS, ETC. - GAME RECOGNIZES GAME See more »

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Featured in Chris Stuckmann Movie Reviews: Blindspotting (2018) See more »

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Written by Mistah F.A.B. (as Stanley Cox) & Ruwanga 'Ru' Samath (as Ruwanga Samath)
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Published by Faeva Afta Music & Trackbirds
Courtesy of The Birdcall Productions
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Powerful
21 July 2018 | by usernamenowSee all my reviews

Blindspotting is a film about Collin (Daveed Diggs) as he spends his last 3 days of probation trying to stay out of trouble. Once completed, he can move out of the halfway house he's living in and move on with his life. He works at a moving company with his best friend Miles (Rafael Casal).

The film is fantastic. The direction, writing (written by both Diggs and Casal), and acting are all incredible. Themes of loyalty, race, class, perception, gentrification, and violence are all intertwined without feeling forced, and there's amazing beauty to it all. At times its funny, at times its hard to watch, but its always gripping.

Just as real world issues have always inspired art, this film is very topical. Many of the current issues America is facing are addressed, and its powerful.

Keep an eye on Diggs and Casal. I wouldn't be surprised if they get an Oscar nod for Best Original Screenplay. And even if not, they did an absolutely brilliant job writing this film, and I hope for more from them like this.

Go watch this film. You won't regret it.


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