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John Henry (2020)

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When two immigrant kids on the run from his former South Los Angeles gang leader stumble into his life, John is forced to reconcile with his past in order to try and give them a future.

Director:

Will Forbes

Writers:

Will Forbes, Doug Skinner (as Douglas Skinner)

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Terry Crews ... John Henry
Jamila Velazquez ... Berta
Ludacris ... Hell (as Chris Bridges)
Ken Foree ... BJ Henry
Joseph Julian Soria ... Emilio (as Joseph J Soria)
Tyler Alvarez ... Oscar
Daffany McGaray Clark ... Savage (as Daffany Clark)
Baadja-Lyne Odums ... Gram
Curtis Jessie Curtis Jessie ... Whack
Kimberly Hebert Gregory ... Tasha
Rich Morrow ... Young John Henry
Maestro Harrell ... Young Hell
Julian 'Oktane' Brown Julian 'Oktane' Brown ... Mookie
Dohn Norwood ... Midnight
Jalyn Hall ... Deydey
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Storyline

Ex-gang member John Henry (Terry Crews) is a quiet man with a violent past. When two immigrant kids on the run from his former South Los Angeles gang leader (Chris "Ludacris" Bridges) stumble into his life, John is forced to reconcile with his past in order to try and give them a future.

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Genres:

Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong bloody violence, pervasive language, sexual references and some drug use | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The name of this character comes from the American folk tale/song hero 'John Henry' In the 'Ballad of John Henry', his prowess as a steel-driver was measured in a race against a steam-powered rock drilling machine, a race that he won only to die in victory with hammer in hand as his heart gave out from stress. See more »

Connections

References Cleopatra Jones (1973) See more »

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Ill conceived stupidity
28 January 2020 | by FilmCuratorSee all my reviews

Terry Crews as folklore hero, John Henry. Unfortunately, this film is far from a steel driving man character type. A silly story, with silly characters. It felt like an 8 year old wrote this story, and script. Lousy dialogue, lousy characters, and lacking a cohesive story. I did enjoy Ken Foree's performance, but it wasn't enough to save this crappy film. Anything for a buck filmmaking.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 January 2020 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

John Henry See more »

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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