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Night Catches Us (2010)

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In 1976, complex political and emotional forces are set in motion when a young man returns to the race-torn Philadelphia neighborhood where he came of age during the Black Power movement.

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Tanya Hamilton

Writer:

Tanya Hamilton
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Anthony Mackie ... Marcus Washington
Jamara Griffin ... Iris Wilson
Sadiq Afif Sadiq Afif ... Colin Dixon
Shango Rich Shango Rich ... Francis Southerland
Kerry Washington ... Patricia Wilson
Ron Simons ... Carey Ford
Tariq Trotter ... Bostic Washington
Damali Mason Damali Mason ... Auntie Lorraine
Jann Ellis ... Auntie Cecile
Thomas Roy Thomas Roy ... Old Man Harrison
Amari Cheatom ... Jimmy Dixon
William Zielinski William Zielinski ... Frank Cherry
Christopher Kadish Christopher Kadish ... Partner
Jamie Hector ... Dwayne 'DoRight' Miller
Nakia Dillard ... T.T
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In 1976, complex political and emotional forces are set in motion when a young man returns to the race-torn Philadelphia neighborhood where he came of age during the Black Power movement.

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Taglines:

United by revolution, divided by the past

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, some sexuality and violence
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 December 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Stringbean and Marcus See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,562, 5 December 2010

Gross USA:

$76,185

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$76,185
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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The white Cadillac in the film is a 1969 Sedan DeVille. See more »

Goofs

When Jimmy test fires the gun in the vacant lot, he cringes and turns away, inexperienced. But when the gun goes off, there is no recoil or gun smoke, only the sound of the gunshot, showing that the gunfire is sound editing; someone who never fired a gun before, especially firing with one hand, would not expect the recoil. See more »

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Great movie!
24 August 2011 | by asiaticman7See all my reviews

Excellent movie! I hightly recommend checking it out. I went to go see it when it first showed in chicago last December. I really wish more movies like this would come out. i would like to see more "black" movie producers produce movies of substance and stop with the stereotypical garbage! High five to Tanya Hamilton! Great job to all the actors and actress who started in the film as well. The ending of the film leaves one yearning for more. I would like to see a part two if this is possible. I look forward to checking out more of her movies in the future.

peace, Akil


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