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Sprinter (2018)

A boy separated from his mother who has moved to the U.S. for a better life, is set to be Jamaica's next track-and-field sensation.

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Storm Saulter

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Robert A. Maylor (based upon the characters created by), Storm Saulter (based upon the characters created by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
David Alan Grier ... Coach
Lorraine Toussaint ... Donna
Bryshere Y. Gray ... Marcus Brick
Usain Bolt ... Himself
Shantol Jackson ... Kerry Hall
Pablo Ramos ... Spectator
Natasha Kalimada ... UK Sprinter (as Asha Kalimada)
Darren Lee Campbell ... UK Sprinter
Sakina Deer ... Precious
Jared Michael Jordan ... Winston
James Nichols II ... South Africa Track Coach
Nirine S. Brown ... Sprint Runner
Kadeem Wilson Kadeem Wilson ... Germaine Sharp
Nicole Sacharow ... Spectator
David McClellan David McClellan ... Track Official
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SPRINTER tells the story of Akeem Sharp who is set to be Jamaica's next big track-and-field sensation. Akeem hopes a rise in the track and field world will take him to the U.S. to reunite him with his mother who has supported the family while living as an illegal resident for over a decade. But Akeem's rising star is weighed down by turmoil at home: a volatile father, and an unruly older brother who insinuates himself into Akeem's career as a means of escaping - or perhaps enhancing - his scam artist hustle. Not only does Akeem have to prove to himself and everyone that he can succeed, but also overcome the struggles that may ultimately bring him down.

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We all have our own races to run

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Drama | Sport

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Country:

USA | Jamaica

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 September 2019 (UK) See more »

Filming Locations:

Kingston, Jamaica See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$11,622
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Enjoyable from beginning to end!
20 September 2019 | by wilkins-g3See all my reviews

We absolutely loved this film and can truly see this becoming a cult classic. We have been raving about it to everyone we meet. It is just a shame that there is so little buzz about it in the UK and so few opportunities to view the film. Wonderful production, acting and the soundtrack is perfect - I hope this is being released as an album!

More films like this please!!! Loved it!


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