WHO’S IN IT?
Dale Elliott (film debut), Kadeem Wilson (Destiny), Dennis Titus (Lava), Shantol Jackson (Yardie), Lorraine Toussaint (Selma), David Alan Grier (The Big Sick), Bryshere Y. Gray (Canal Street), Sakina Deer (Dope Fiend), Jared Michael Jordan (film debut)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
Storm Saulter (Better Mus’ Come), director, writer; Clarence Hammond (film debut), James Lassiter (The Pursuit of Happyness) and Jamal M. Watson (film debut), producers; Joseph Trapanese (Straight Outta Compton), composer; Pedro Gómez Millán (Woven), cinematographer; Zimo Huang (Moss) and Kenny Kiesecker (film debut), editors
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
Akeem Sharp (Elliott) is an up-and-coming Jamaican track-and-field runner who hopes to travel to the USA, so he may reunite with his mother (Toussaint) who has been living there as an illegal resident for years. However, Akeem’s chances are threatened by his volatile father (Titus) and opportunistic brother (Wilson) when they insert themselves into his career, and now Akeem must fight to prove himself and other that he can not only succeed, but overcome the obstacles that threaten to drag him down…
IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?
From executive producer Will Smith and writer-director Storm Saulter comes a complex and thoroughly engaging sports drama that audiences should definitely sprint towards.