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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.

Director:

Ric Roman Waugh

Writer:

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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Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

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:

Zakon jačeg See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Lunas, New Mexico, USA

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Dolby

Color:

Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Second time Ric Roman Waugh has directed Benjamin Bratt & Jon Bernthal after Snitch (2013) 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 »

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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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Pleasantly surprised.
11 August 2017 | by MrSelfPaidSee all my reviews

It has been a long time since I wrote a review but this movie deserves my time and attention. I definitely did not expect this movie to touch me in the way that it did.

The Pros:- -It is so well edited that I had to recheck the run time of the movie when it ended. Two hours flew past like the wind.

-The acting is great.

-The plot will reel you in and never let go. This is simple story telling at it's best.

-The dialogue will never feel boring and the prison scenes are shot in a way that will leave you in awe.

-The score is one of the best I've heard in recent memory. Reminds me of Sicario, another great film. Some people said it could have been better but I disagree. The score had me wishing I can write music that good for movies. It had a certain twist to it, sounds of flutes or sounds of Arabian music undertones.

  • The directing? All hail Ric Roman Waugh. I'm going to search for some of his other movies. If half are as half as good as half of this film, I might pass out with glee.


The Cons: There are non I can think of. I wrote this review a few days after seeing the film so that I can write a honest review absent attachment to the film.

Go see it.


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