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Shot Caller (2017)

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A newly released prisoner is forced by the leaders of his gang to orchestrate a major crime with a brutal rival gang on the streets of Southern California.

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Ric Roman Waugh

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Ric Roman Waugh
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau ... Jacob / Money
Omari Hardwick ... Kutcher
Lake Bell ... Kate
Jon Bernthal ... Frank 'Shotgun'
Emory Cohen ... Howie
Jeffrey Donovan ... Bottles
Evan Jones ... Chopper
Juan Pablo Raba ... Herman Gomez
Matt Gerald ... Phil Cole
Max Greenfield ... Tom
Jessy Schram ... Jennifer
Chris Browning ... Redwood / Toby Simms
Michael Landes ... Steve
Jonathon McClendon ... Joshua
Benjamin Bratt ... Sanchez
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Storyline

White-collar business professional, happily married accidentally commits a crime. Sentenced to prison time, he must adjust and learn the ways of prison life. Throughout this, he struggles to do what's best for his family on the outside. The choices he makes in prison will have major repercussions, both to himself and his family, if he makes the wrong one. Written by Benjamin J Thompson

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong bloody violence, pervasive language, some drug use and brief nudity | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 August 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Shot Caller See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Lunas, New Mexico, USA

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The prison where Money and The Beast are locked is Corcoran, the same scenario than Felon, the other prison film from director Ric Roman Waugh. See more »

Goofs

At the end of the film, when Jacob/Money receives the letter from his son, it's addressed to 'CA Rehabilitation Center' in Norco, California. Indeed, there is a California Rehabilitation Center in Norco; however, it's mainly a rehabilitation center for non-violent, low-level drug addicts--definitely NOT a facility where a hardened, gang-connected, violent criminal would ever be housed. See more »

Quotes

The Beast: These cops think the more they lock us down and isolate us it strips us from our power, they even think we are a dying breed, they're dead fucking wrong.
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Follows Felon (2008) See more »

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Already Dead
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Performed by RANCID
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Heavy. Intriguing. Surprising. Worth watching
26 July 2017 | by HexecutionerSee all my reviews

Unexpectedly, this is one of the better films released this year and is definitely worth watching.

Albeit the story-line seems rather dull and predictable at first, I assure you that past the 20min mark you'll be on edge and glued to the screen right to the end.

Some of the acting could have been much better considering the actors caliber but the story-line makes up for the shortfall.

Without spoiling it for you, it will take balls to watch this film to the harsh, brutal and twisted end. Definitely not for the faint of heart.

Would love to see a second installment.


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