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Night Catches Us

Night Catches Us

Category: Drama
All Genres: Drama, Romance
Release Year: 2010
Country: USA
Languages: English
Director: Tanya Hamilton
Sound: Dolby Digital, DTS

  • United by revolution, divided by the past

  • Writing by: Tanya Hamilton – writer

    Produced by: Sean Costello – producer
    Sheri Davani – associate producer
    Tanya Hamilton – co-producer
    Katie Mustard – co-producer
    Katie Mustard – line producer
    Jason Orans – producer
    Ron Simons – producer
    Adam Spielberg – co-producer
    Althunder Thompson – associate producer
    Elliott Williams – associate producer

    Cast: Kerry Washington – Patricia Wilson
    Anthony Mackie – Marcus Washington
    Wendell Pierce – David Gordon
    Jamie Hector – 'DoRight' Miller
    Tariq Trotter – Bostic Washington
    Amari Cheatom – Jimmy Dixon
    Ron Simons – Carey Ford
    Whitney Wilcox – Child in kitchen
    Thomas Roy – Old Man Harrison
    Nakia Dillard – T.T
    Jamara Griffin – Iris Wilson

    Music: Nick Urata
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    Plot Outline:

    Steven Russell is happily married to Debbie, and a member of the local police force when a car accident provokes a dramatic reassessment of his life…
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    In 1976, complex political and emotional forces are set in motion when a young man returns to the race-torn Philadelphia neighborhood where he came of age during the Black Power movement.

    Movie Quotes:

    Erica: What happened to my sweet girl?
    Nina: She's gone!

    Crazy Credits: We know about 1 Crazy Credits. One of them reads:
    Lebroz Ariel James Playing John The Lonely Pimp! Arrested by the 1970's N.Y.P.D.

    Goofs: We know about 1 goofs. Here comes one of them:
    Revealing mistakes: When Jimmy test fires the gun in the vacant lot, he cringes and turns away, inexperienced. But when the gun goes off, there is no recoil or gun smoke, only the sound of the gunshot, showing that the gunfire is sound editing; someone who never fired a gun before, especially firing with one hand, would not expect the recoil.

    Trivia: There are 3 entries in the trivia list – like these:

    • The film is based on the real life story of Steven Jay Russell.
    • Cameo:
      [Phillip Morris]
      In the last courtroom scene of the movie the real Phillip Morris can be seen standing next to Jim Carrey.
    • While on set in New Orleans and filming at the Orleans Parish Prison, one of the extras dressed as an OPP inmate was arrested by a real OPP Jail guard after leaving the set in costume to put belongings in his personal vehicle.

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