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Good Sam (2019)

TV-PG | | Comedy | 16 May 2019 (USA)
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When a mysterious good samaritan leaves $100,000 cash on seemingly random doorsteps, New York City news reporter Kate Bradley sets out to discover the true identity and motive of "Good Sam."

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Kate Melville

Writers:

Dete Meserve (based on the novel by), Teena Booth | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Tiya Sircar ... Kate Bradley
Chad Connell ... Eric Hayes
Marco Grazzini ... Jack Hansen
Jesse Camacho ... Josh
Mark Camacho ... David Dyal
Elana Dunkelman ... Lauren
Kelly Hope Taylor ... Susan Andrews
Kenny Wong ... Ed
Daniela Sandiford ... Alex
Christina Tannous Christina Tannous ... Christina Gomez
Ivan Smith ... Senator Ashok Bradley
Stefanie Nakamura ... Channel 9 Reporter (as Stephanie Nakamura)
Scott Humphrey ... Channel 3 Reporter
Jodie Resther ... Faith Haywood (as Jodie Lynn Resther)
Vince Benvenuto ... Jesse Durham
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When intrepid New York City TV news reporter Kate Bradley (Tiya Sircar) is assigned a story about a mysterious good samaritan who keeps leaving $100,000 cash gifts on citizens' doorsteps around the city, she's sure there's a catch. Kate sets out to identify the anonymous Good Samaritan, aka "Good Sam," and their true motives. As news of Good Sam sweeps across the country and the pressure mounts to uncover the truth, Kate's drawn down a surprising path that flips both her career and personal life upside down. As Kate unravels the surprising reasons behind the mysterious cash gifts, she opens her heart to a new love and the hope that selfless good is all around. Written by Netflix

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Follow the Mystery. Discover a Miracle.

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Comedy

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TV-PG | See all certifications »

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David (Mark Camacho) and Josh (Jesse Camacho) are father and son. See more »

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29 minutes into the film, the New York City skyline as seen from Sheep Meadow is shown, but the image is backwards. At the end of the film, the skyline is shown again, but the image has been modified with some buildings removed and others added. These errors are apparently the result of these scenes not actually being filmed in New York and the skyline being added by an artist after filming. See more »

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Mi Son Cubano
Written by Arthur Furrer and Alcides Toirac
Performed by Arturo y su Azucaribe
Courtesy of Arthur Furrer
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Good Acting, Interesting Plot, with Clichéd Moral Platitudes
16 May 2019 | by yumin_chSee all my reviews

It is the clichéd moral of the story: Be a good person. Paying it forward. Doing good to others and expecting nothing in return. It is the same moral platitudes we've all heard of since we were a little kid. This film delivers exactly just that, the trite moral lessons that exist in every religion.

The actress Tiya Sircar's performance in this film is stunning though. She brought alive the image of a cynical news reporter who does not believe in the good deeds of others. Her role in this film is exceedingly relatable, and makes the story more engaging, and makes the moral lessons seem less trite.

Overall, the acting in this film is good. The plot is interesting enough (though somewhat predictable). The moral lessons are a bit cliché. However, this is overall a good watch. 7 Stars!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 May 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Quebec, Canada

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