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American Son (2019)

TV-MA | | Drama | 1 November 2019 (USA)
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An estranged couple reunite in a Florida police station to help find their missing teenage son.

Director:

Kenny Leon
Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Kerry Washington ... Kendra
Steven Pasquale ... Scott Connor
Jeremy Jordan ... Paul Larkin
Eugene Lee ... Lt. John Stokes
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Storyline

Frantic with worry, Kendra Ellis-Connor (Kerry Washington) paces the waiting area of a Miami police station. Her 18-year-old son Jamal, a top student about to enter West Point, went out with friends early in the evening and, uncharacteristically, has neither returned nor contacted her. As she waits for her estranged husband Scott (Steven Pasquale), Kendra is interviewed by Officer Paul Larkin (Jeremy Jordan), who assures her that his questions about whether Jamal has priors, a street name, or gold teeth are strictly protocol and not racist. Larkin suddenly discloses new details regarding Jamal's whereabouts when Scott arrives, not initially realizing that this white FBI agent is Jamal's father. As the three hash it out in the otherwise deserted waiting area, urgent questions arise concerning the degree to which race, gender, and class play into police procedure. Written by Toronto International Film Festival

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police | See All (1) »

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There's Been an Incident

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Drama

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Trivia

This film is an adaptation of a Broadway play, of the same name, with the same cast (so keep that in mind while watching). See more »

Quotes

Paul Larkin: Ma'am, I have kids too.
Kendra: Any of them black?
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Written by Maceo Vidal-Haymes, Nicholas Hennessey, Chance the Rapper (as Chancelor Bennett), Boyang Matsapola and Noam Wallenberg
Performed by The O'My's feat. Chance the Rapper
Courtesy of Bleed101 and Chance the Rapper LLC
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Tour de Force!
4 November 2019 | by keithstarlingSee all my reviews

This movie is an outstanding piece of cinema. Only 4 actors, 1 room, nothing but Oscar worthy acting in the most classic style of theatre. Those who rated this poorly just dont get it...they should go watch Sharknado instead.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 November 2019 (USA) See more »

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Netflix, Simpson Street See more »
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Color

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1.85 : 1
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