6.9/10
1,481
34 user 42 critic

Brian Banks (2018)

PG-13 | | Biography, Drama, Sport | 9 August 2019 (USA)
Trailer
2:02 | Trailer
A football player's dreams to play in the NFL are halted when he is wrongly convicted and sent to prison. Years later, he fights to clear his name within an unjust system.

Director:

Tom Shadyac

Writer:

Doug Atchison
Reviews
Popularity
3,466 ( 46)
3 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Through his bond with his owner, aspiring Formula One race car driver Denny, golden retriever Enzo learns that the techniques needed on the racetrack can also be used to successfully navigate the journey of life.

Director: Simon Curtis
Stars: Kevin Costner, Milo Ventimiglia, Jackie Minns
Don't Let Go (2019)
Drama | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

After a man's family dies in what appears to be a murder, he gets a phone call from one of the dead, his niece. He's not sure if she's a ghost or if he's going mad, but as it turns out, he's not.

Director: Jacob Estes
Stars: Alfred Molina, David Oyelowo, Brian Tyree Henry
Luce (2019)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A married couple is forced to reckon with their idealized image of their son, adopted from war-torn Eritrea, after an alarming discovery by a devoted high school teacher threatens his status as an all-star student.

Director: Julius Onah
Stars: Naomi Watts, Octavia Spencer, Tim Roth
The Kitchen (2019)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

The wives of New York gangsters in Hell's Kitchen in the 1970s continue to operate their husbands' rackets after they're locked up in prison.

Director: Andrea Berloff
Stars: Melissa McCarthy, Tiffany Haddish, Elisabeth Moss
Comedy | Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

In England in 1987, a teenager from an Asian family learns to live his life, understand his family and find his own voice through the music of American rock star Bruce Springsteen.

Director: Gurinder Chadha
Stars: Billy Barratt, Ronak Singh Chadha Berges, Viveik Kalra
Adventure | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Zak runs away from his care home to make his dream of becoming a wrestler come true.

Directors: Tyler Nilson, Michael Schwartz
Stars: Zack Gottsagen, Ann Owens, Dakota Johnson
Good Boys II (2019)
Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Three 6th grade boys ditch school and embark on an epic journey while carrying accidentally stolen drugs, being hunted by teenage girls, and trying to make their way home in time for a long-awaited party.

Director: Gene Stupnitsky
Stars: Jacob Tremblay, Keith L. Williams, Brady Noon
Black and Blue I (2019)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A rookie New Orleans police officer is forced to balance her identity as a black woman after she witnesses two corrupt cops committing murder.

Director: Deon Taylor
Stars: Naomie Harris, Tyrese Gibson, Frank Grillo
Semper Fi (2019)
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A police officer who serves in the Marine Corps Reserves is faced with an ethical dilemma when it comes to helping his brother in prison.

Director: Henry Alex Rubin
Stars: Leighton Meester, Finn Wittrock, Jai Courtney
Action | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Mike Banning is framed for the attempted assassination of the President and must evade his own agency and the FBI as he tries to uncover the real threat.

Director: Ric Roman Waugh
Stars: Gerard Butler, Frederick Schmidt, Danny Huston
Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A woman raises her young grandson after her daughter goes missing.

Director: Jake Scott
Stars: Sienna Miller, Sky Ferreira, Kentucker Audley
Harriet I (2019)
Action | Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

The extraordinary tale of Harriet Tubman's escape from slavery and transformation into one of America's greatest heroes, whose courage, ingenuity, and tenacity freed hundreds of slaves and changed the course of history.

Director: Kasi Lemmons
Stars: Cynthia Erivo, Leslie Odom Jr., Joe Alwyn
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Aldis Hodge ... Brian Banks
Greg Kinnear ... Justin Brooks
Sherri Shepherd ... Brian's Mom, Leomia
Melanie Liburd ... Karina Cooper
Tiffany Dupont ... Alissa Bjerkhoel
Xosha Roquemore ... Kennisha Rice
Mystie Smith ... Marilyn
Jose Miguel Vasquez ... Deputy District Attorney Mateo
Dorian Missick ... Officer Mick Randolph
Monique Grant ... Kennisha's Mother
Matt Battaglia ... Pete Carroll
Michael Franti ... Michael Franti
Kevin Yamada ... Judge Monk
Thursday Farrar ... Barbara Ford
Zeus Luby ... Corey Diego
Edit

Storyline

The inspirational true story of Brian Banks (Aldis Hodge), an All-American high school football star committed to USC who finds his life upended when he is wrongly convicted of a crime he didn't commit. Despite lack of evidence, Banks is railroaded through a broken justice system and sentenced to a decade of prison and probation. Years later, with the support of Justin Brooks (Greg Kinnear) and the California Innocence Project, Banks fights to reclaim his life and fulfill his dreams of playing in the NFL. Written by Bleecker Street

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Falsely accused. Wrongfully convicted. Never defeated. See more »

Genres:

Biography | Drama | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for thematic content and related images, and for language | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Instagram page | Official Facebook | See more »

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 August 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Brian Banks See more »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,156,272, 11 August 2019

Gross USA:

$4,376,819

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,376,819
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Brian Banks, the subject of this movie, went to Long Beach Poly High School and was a part of the prestigious Jackrabbit football team. Brian was also a part of the team that played against De La Salle. This game was featured in the movie 'When the Game Stands Tall.' See more »

Goofs

Brian Banks did, in fact, play for the Atlanta Falcons in 2013. However, he did not make the final 53-man roster and was released before the regular season began. See more »

Quotes

Justin Brooks: Brian, I want to help you. I do. And in a perfect world you and I would just waltz into the court, you tell them what Shayla said and they'd reopen your case. But that is not the world we live in. The system is broken. It's what I'm trying to tell you. It just doesn't care.
Brian Banks: I'm just suppose to accept that? That the system is broken? You know what I say to that? Fuck the system. No, for real, man. Why can't we at least try? What is the system? It's people. yeah, It's cops, lawyers, judges. If ...
[...]
See more »

Soundtracks

Still I Rise
Written by Thutmose & Emmit Fenn
Performed by Thutmose
Courtesy of TH3RD BRAIN Records
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Powerful Drama
15 November 2019 | by larrys3See all my reviews

Powerful and intense drama, based on a true story. Aldis Hodge and Greg Kinnear lead the way here but the supporting cast are excellent as well.

Hodge portrays Brian Banks, a promising football star who was falsely accused of rape and kidnapping when he was 16-years-old. He will spend years trying to clear his name and regain his life, with the help of the California Innocence Project, as well as his supporters.

At times, the movie seems to veer into contrivances, but, overall, I found it to be a heartfelt and moving film, well acted and presented.


4 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 34 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed