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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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Harp
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Cole
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Nessi
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Smush
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Esha (as Ivannah Mercedes)
Jamil Prattis ...
Paris (as Jamil 'Mil' Prattis)
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Leroy (as Cliff 'Method Man' Smith)
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Rome
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Amahle
Michael Ta'Bon ...
Jalen (as Michael 'OG Law' Ta'bon)
Devenie Young ...
Trena
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Security Guard
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City Official (as Patrick F. McDade)
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Police Officer
Andrew K. Stoltzfus ...
Amish Farmer
Canyon Formato ...
Amish Kid
Albert C. Lynch Jr. ...
Al
Michael 'Miz' Upshur ...
Miz
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City Developer
Donovan M. Ellerbee ...
Rapper
Cynthia Allen ...
Hymnal Singer
Georgie Bonds ...
Harmonica Player
Charlie 'Choo Choo' Gough ...
Old Cowboy
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Loser College Student
Sydney D. Denkins ...
School Principal (as Dr. Sydney D. Denkins)
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Officer Traci (uncredited)
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Muslim Party Goer (uncredited)
William L. Bozarth ...
Passerby (uncredited)
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Race Track Attendant (uncredited)
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Construction Lead (uncredited)
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Animal Control Officer (uncredited)
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Basketball Court Goer (uncredited)
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Cowboy (uncredited)
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Neighbor (uncredited)
Misty Godfrey ...
Cowgirl (uncredited)
Jibril Goodman ...
Partygoer (uncredited)
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Cowboy (uncredited)
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Actor (uncredited)
Thaddeus Kalinoski ...
Foreman (uncredited)
Dominic King ...
Neighbor (uncredited)
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Neighbor (uncredited)
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Cowgirl (uncredited)
Beorht Lewinski ...
Theater Patron (uncredited)
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Cowgirl / Dancer (uncredited)
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Person Cheering (uncredited)
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Passerby (uncredited)
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Race Fan (uncredited)
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Construction Worker (uncredited)
Michelle Santiago ...
City Official (uncredited)
Samantha Steffen ...
Customer-Convenience Store Parking Lot (uncredited)
Terron Whitsett ...
Neighbor (uncredited)

Directed by

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Ricky Staub

Written by

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G. Neri ... (based on the novel "Ghetto Cowboy" by)
 
Ricky Staub ... (screenplay by) &
Dan Walser ... (screenplay by)

Produced by

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Jason Barhydt ... executive producer
Emma Brown ... associate producer
Lorraine Burgess ... executive producer
Alastair Burlingham ... executive producer
Jennifer Corey ... line producer
Lee Daniels ... producer
Idris Elba ... producer
Ana Garanito ... co-producer
Gregoire Gensollen ... executive producer
Staci Hagenbaugh ... executive producer
Tegan Jones ... executive producer
Jennifer Madeloff ... producer (p.g.a.)
Sam Mercer ... executive producer
G. Neri ... executive producer (as Greg Neri)
Gary Raskin ... executive producer
Greg Renker ... executive producer
Tucker Tooley ... producer (p.g.a.)
Dan Walser ... producer (p.g.a.)
Jeff G. Waxman ... producer (p.g.a.)

Music by

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Kevin Matley

Cinematography by

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Minka Farthing-Kohl ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Luke Ciarrocchi

Editorial Department

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Meagan Costello ... additional editor
Greg Lomasney ... assistant editor
Jackie Mata ... dailies producer
Dariane Nabor ... digital intermediate producer
Pamela Scott-Farr ... digital intermediate producer
Mike Sowa ... digital intermediate colorist
Barb Steele ... assistant editor

Casting By

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Lindsay Graham
Mary Vernieu

Production Design by

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Timothy W. Stevens

Art Direction by

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Christopher Redmond

Set Decoration by

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Michael Mizrahi

Costume Design by

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Teresa Binder Westby

Makeup Department

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Han Ly ... key makeup artist
Pamela Peitzman ... makeup department head (as Pamela L. Peitzman)
Genyii Scott ... key hair stylist
Gianna Sparacino ... hair department head
Katie McGregor ... additional makeup artist (uncredited)

Production Management

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Deja Lee ... First Production Assistant (creditOnly)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Hristo Dimitrov ... first assistant director
Courtney Fusselman ... second assistant director

Art Department

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Alicia Delarge ... set dresser
Emilie Grossman ... props
Eli Kleinsmith ... Leadman
Rachel Marquez ... set dresser
Mark Ruffin ... assistant property master
Rhett Self ... set dresser
Kia Steave-Dickerson ... property master
Lynnae Stine ... art associate

Sound Department

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Christopher Battaglia ... sound designer
Bastien Benkhelil ... foley artist / foley editor
Dhyana Carlton-Tims ... supervising adr editor / supervising dialogue editor
Patrick Christensen ... adr mixer
Greg Crawford ... adr mixer
Justin M. Davey ... re-recording mixer
Carlos Flood ... foley mixer
Casey Genton ... Re-Recording Mixer / Sound Designer / Supervising Sound Editor
John D. Gooch ... sound mixer
Justin Herman ... mix stage engineer
Clinton Jones ... sound recordist
Kyle Lane ... adr mixer
Martin Lopez ... sound effects editor
Boris Macquin ... foley mixer
Colin Perry ... bts audio mixer (interview segment)
Justin C. Shaw ... adr looping
Cathryn Wang ... sound effects editor

Special Effects by

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Brett Acker ... special effects foreman
April Chatman-Royce ... special effects technician
Jason Elberson ... special effects technician
Michael Frechette ... special effects foreman
Damien Harrer ... special effects technician
Timothy Lynch ... special effects foreman
Todd Siwinski ... special effects foreman (as Todd Siwinsky)
Patrick Edward White ... special effects supervisor

Visual Effects by

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Michael Garrett ... visual effects supervisor: Superposition
Amanda Instone ... digital artist
Randy Little ... on set vfx supervisor/PowerHouse VFX
Steve Perrong ... digital compositor
V. Gouri Shankar Rao ... compositing supervisor
John Stewart ... visual effects supervisor: Stewart VFX

Stunts

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Trevor E. Dickerson ... Stunt Double: Method Man / stunt driver

Camera and Electrical Department

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Dan Brady ... lighting technician
Art Cipollone ... video assist tech
Aaron Cohan ... drone pilot
Seth Coleman ... gaffer
Anthony DeFrancesco ... first assistant camera: A camera
Ed DiJoseph ... Rigging Best Boy Electric
Eric Espino ... special photographer
Alec Freund ... Loader
Colin Harker ... lighting technician
Steven Harrington ... Rigging Electrician
Andy Hensler ... second assistant camera: B Camera
Peter Keeling ... camera operator: additional
Jessica Kourkounis ... still photographer
Neil Macrini ... lighting technician
Bianca Moon ... grip
Robert Edenburn Newman ... electrician
David L. Powell III ... camera operator
Aaron Ricketts ... still photographer
Adam Russell ... second assistant "a" camera
Drew Saracco ... camera operator: B camera
Callum Shaw ... best boy electric / rigging gaffer
Michael Solomon ... aerial camera operator
David Taicher ... b camera/steadicam operator: day player
Mike Toland ... first assistant camera: B camera

Casting Department

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Courtney Dauer ... casting assistant
Diane Heery ... Location Casting
Jason Loftus ... Location Casting
Amy Olson ... casting assistant
Patty Rhinehart ... casting associate

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Jessica Bergstrom ... key costumer
Bo Boreanaz ... costume supervisor
Girly Daniels ... wardrobe assistant (as Lydia Rooks)
Aidan John Miller ... tailor
Jefferey Werner ... wardrobe assistant

Location Management

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Brittany Bonanno ... location assistant
Matt Canon ... assistant location manager
Chris Gormley ... location manager
Andrew Dante Williams ... location assistant (as Andrew Williams)

Music Department

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Annie Chang Center ... musician: viola, The Liu Quartet
Charmian Bartlett ... musician: cello, The Liu Quartet
Brennan Carter ... musician: trumpet
Winnie Dungey ... musician: violin, The Liu Quartet (as Winnie Chen Dungey)
Brian Eichelberger ... musician: violin, The Liu Quartet
Nate Furtado ... assistant music editor / orchestra producer / score mixer
Andrew Joslyn ... musician: violin / orchestrator
Pamela Liu ... musician: violin, The Liu Quartet
Olivier Manchon ... musician: musical saw
Chelsey Matley ... vocalist
Kevin Matley ... music editor / musician: keyboards / orchestrator / score conductor / score mixer
Dan Phelps ... musician: ukulele and nylon guitar
Luke Vander Pol ... musician: bass

Script and Continuity Department

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Robb Foglia ... script supervisor

Additional Crew

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Anastassia Anderson ... Key Office Production Assistant
Jamar Atkinson ... personal security: Mr. Elba
Jackie Bazan ... Unit Publicist
Aaron Becker ... title designer: main title
Paul Bergmann ... assistant: Mr. Daniels
Danae Carter ... production assistant
Ben Clune ... assistant: Mr. Tooley
Taylor Condit ... attorney
Melissa A Corso ... Horse Coordinator
Nakia Dillard ... dialect coach to idris elba
Rosa Garces ... payroll accountant
Marsha Graham ... assistant: Mr. Elba
Ashley Gravley ... attorney
Jeremy Green ... assistant: Mr. Daniels
Susan Hegarty ... dialect coach: Idris Elba - pre-production
Junie Kim ... production accountant
Seth Kleinberg ... titles executive producer: Filmograph
Sasha Klugar ... Accounting Clerk
Troy James Miller ... Titles Producer: Filmograph
Riccardo Mimmi ... Italian subtitles
Christian Parent ... director of development for tucker tooley entertainment
Kelsey Parisi ... wrangler
Jasmin Parson ... Wrangler
Reid Perkins ... Horse Wrangler
Ryan Peterson ... gang boss
Sharon Pinkenson ... film commissioner: Greater Philadelphia Film Office
Christine Pitcairn ... head horse trainer
David L. Powell III ... production assistant
Kaya Proctor ... assistant: Mr. Staub/Mr. Walser
Anna Pruett ... assistant production coordinator
David Raynor ... production supervisor
Justin Remer-Hoffman ... production secretary
Phillip L. Rosen ... attorney
Jake Savitz ... production office assistant
Ryan Spak ... Real Estate Consultant
Adam M. Stone ... product placement coordinator
Cat Stone ... product placement coordinator
Damon Wade ... set medic
Jackie A. Ward ... Attorney
Daniel Williams-Lopez ... assistant: Mr. Tooley (as Danny Williams)
David Zoeller ... drone crew

Thanks

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Lamont Fountain ... special thanks
Misty Godfrey ... special thanks

Production Companies

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Distributors

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  • Netflix (2021) (World-wide) (video) (VOD)

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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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Also Known As
  • Cowboy de asfalto (Spain)
  • コンクリート・カウボーイ: 本当の僕は (Japan, Japanese title)
  • Городской ковбой (Russia)
  • O Cowboy do Asfalto (Portugal)
  • Cowboys de Filadelfia (Mexico)
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Runtime
  • 111 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia Several of the actors are real-life cowboys of North Philly. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Carey Mulligan/Caleb McLaughlin/Kali Uchis (2021). See more »
Soundtracks I Wish I Knew See more »
Quotes Nessie: Hard things come before good things
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