Sent to live with his estranged father for the summer, a rebellious teen finds kinship in a tight-knit Philadelphia community of Black cowboys.


Ricky Staub
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Credited cast:
Idris Elba ... Harp
Caleb McLaughlin ... Cole
Lorraine Toussaint ... Nessie
Jharrel Jerome ... Smush
Method Man ... Leroy
Ivannah-Mercedes ... Esha
Jamil Prattis Jamil Prattis ... Paris
Michael Ta'Bon ... Jalen (as Michael Tabon)
Byron Bowers ... Rome
Dominic Jackson ... Actor
Terez Land ... Cowgirl
Devenie Young Devenie Young ... Trena
Liz Priestley ... Amahle
Swen Temmel ... Security Guard
Jasmine Leilani Kyle ... Neighbor

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In this drama inspired by the real-life Fletcher Street Stables, 15-year-old Cole is taken to live with his estranged father Harp in North Philadelphia. There he discovers the city's vibrant urban cowboy subculture, which has existed for more than 100 years providing a safe haven for the neighborhood despite the surrounding poverty, violence, and encroachment of gentrification. Written by BrightAyisi

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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A good modern western movie with great acting
2 April 2021 | by kjeltprentSee all my reviews

At some points the film it is a bit slow but that is part of a modern western so its oké. The film lasted just a bit too long, it could be 10 minutes shorter. Caleb Mclaughlin gives a great performance and he can play drama very well. Idris Elba is not that much in the movie but when he is there he is very good. At a few moments in the film it is very emotional and its inpressive How they handled it. There are a lot of beautiful shots in the movie. Overall its a good movie with tons of great acting but a little to slow and long.

I give the movie a 8/10.

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Release Date:

2 April 2021 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Concrete Cowboy See more »

Filming Locations:

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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