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Beats (2019)

TV-MA | | Drama | 19 June 2019 (USA)
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A young talented guy who suffered from the loss of his sister meets a disoriented manager who is trying to get back on track in his musical career.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Khalil Everage ... August Monroe
Evan J Simpson ... Laz
Ashley Jackson ... Niyah
Ahmad Nicholas Ferguson ... Boy in Blue (as Ahmad Ferguson)
Uzo Aduba ... Carla Monroe
Megan Sousa ... Kari
Jeremy Phillips Jeremy Phillips ... Vern
Ariana Burks ... Leshea (as Ariana D. Burks)
Skye Sparks ... Elizabeth
Anthony Anderson ... Romelo Reese
Emayatzy Corinealdi ... Vanessa Robinson
Malkia Stampley Malkia Stampley ... Teacher
Julian Williams ... Young Buck
Paul Walter Hauser ... Terrence
Michael David Hammond ... Big Dude
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In this coming-of-age drama, a reclusive teenage musical prodigy (Khalil Everage) forms an unlikely friendship with a down-on-his-luck high school security guard (Anthony Anderson). United by their mutual love of hip hop, they try to free each other from the demons of their past and break into the city's music scene. Directed by Chris Robinson (ATL, "The New Edition Story"), BEATS features Everage in his feature film debut and co-stars Uzo Aduba and Emayatzy Corinealdi. BEATS is the ultimate ode to Chicago's South Side, and its long history of creating music that forms the city's beating heart. Written by Netflix

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Rise Above The Noise

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 June 2019 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Chicago, Illinois, USA

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REALISTIC and FRESH

BEATS is one of the most realistic and fresh movies I have seen from Netflix in awhile. It was not a rehash of another "hood" movie. A lot of thought was put into this movie. The acting was excellent, the writing was inventive, and the characters themselves were relatable. I thoroughly enjoyed this movie. And I give big accolades to Anthony Anderson. He was on point. Congrats!!


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