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Selah and the Spades (2019)

R | | Drama | 17 April 2020 (USA)
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Five factions run the underground life of Haldwell School, a prestigious east coast boarding school. At the head of the most powerful faction - The Spades - sits Selah Summers, walking the fine line between being feared and loved.

Director:

Tayarisha Poe

Writer:

Tayarisha Poe
2 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lovie Simone ... Selah
Celeste O'Connor ... Paloma
Jharrel Jerome ... Maxxie
Jesse Williams ... Headmaster Banton
Ana Mulvoy Ten ... Bobby
Evan Roe ... Two Tom
Henry Hunter Hall ... Tarit Toll Perilstein
Francesca Noel ... Amber Bolfo
Nekhebet Kum Juch ... Nuri (as Nekhebet Juch)
Gina Torres ... Maybelle
Bella Ferragamo Bella Ferragamo ... Jasika
Kristen Ivy Haynes Kristen Ivy Haynes ... Malika
Greyson Cage ... Reggie
Benjamin Breault ... David (as Ben Breault)
Krish Bhuva Krish Bhuva ... Mooks
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Five factions run the underground life of the prestigious Haldwell boarding school. At the head of the most powerful faction - The Spades - sits Selah Summers. By turns charming and callous, she chooses whom to keep close and whom to cut loose, walking the fine line between being feared and loved. Written by Production

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f rated | school | See All (2) »

Taglines:

private school. hard knocks.

Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for teen drug content, and language. | See all certifications »
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Trivia

Although set in close proximity to Philadelphia, the film was actually shot in Massachusetts. See more »

Goofs

When Paloma put her headphones on Selah (at 17:33) the cord is on Selah's left side but a few seconds later (at 17:45) the cord is on her right side. See more »

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Violins
Written and Performed by Gabriel Silveira
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Not what I expected
20 April 2020 | by camrynpatriceSee all my reviews

When I saw the trailers of the movie, I thought this would be an Euphoria style drama with boarding school drama. However I was quite mistaken. This movie turned out to be more rush job thrown in drama. For me it felt like more of the bones for a great series then a fully flush movie, where you can see a clear plot point and understanding ending. Instead you get more question of why this and how that. I mean the story seems good but you left empty handed really bad.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 April 2020 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Wenham, Massachusetts, USA

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