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.
Falsely accused. Wrongfully convicted. Never defeated.
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9 August 2019 (USA)
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Opening Weekend USA: $2,156,272,
11 August 2019
Gross USA: $4,376,819
Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $4,376,819
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Aspect Ratio: 2.39 : 1
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Even though the film is set in Long Beach, California, it was filmed in Memphis, Tenn. Director Tom Shadyac teaches film at the University of Memphis, and in 2018, he opened a climbing gym and community center in the Soulsville neighborhood of South Memphis. Shadyac's family has a long-running history of leadership at St. Jude's Hospital in Memphis, founded by Danny Thomas, who was a family friend of the Shadyacs. See more
Two men look out from prison bars, one saw mud, the other the stars. Perspective, gentlemen. Perspective is the key to how one fares in life.