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

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Ricky Staub
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Credited cast:
Idris Elba ... Harp
Lorraine Toussaint ... Nessie
Caleb McLaughlin ... Cole
Jharrel Jerome ... Smush
Method Man ... Leroy
Ivannah-Mercedes ... Esha
Byron Bowers ... Rome
Terez Land ... Cowgirl
Dominic Jackson ... Actor
Jamil Prattis Jamil Prattis ... Paris
Jasmine Leilani Kyle ... Neighbor
Liz Priestley ... Amahle
Swen Temmel ... Security Guard
Devenie Young ... Trena
Jennifer Butler ... Animal Control Officer

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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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Drama

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Rated R for language throughout, drug use and some violence | See all certifications »
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American Humane Association monitored the animal action. No animals were harmed. (AHD 09457) See more »

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Nessie: Hard things come before good things
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7/10
3 April 2021 | by qdharrisSee all my reviews

As an African American who grew up in rural adjacent Mississippi (Memphis Metro), went to graduate school in Philly, and currently lives in DC, I appreciated the mash up of so many different worlds in this film, despite the clumsiness of the overall storyline.

Also, Philadelphia is such an interesting and diverse city! I enjoyed learning about the Fletcher Street cowboys, but viewers aren't really given a snapshot into much else in the city except for drugs and violence. That's really a shame considering Philly's amazing food scene, mural arts, rich music tradition, etc.


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2 April 2021 (USA) See more »

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Concrete Cowboy See more »

Filming Locations:

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

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Dolby Digital

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2.35 : 1
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