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Kings (2017)

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The life of a foster family in South Central Los Angeles, a few weeks before the city erupts in violence following the verdict of the Rodney King trial.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Halle Berry ... Millie Dunbar
Daniel Craig ... Obie Hardison
Lamar Johnson ... Jesse Cooper
Kaalan Walker Kaalan Walker ... William McGee (as Kaalan 'KR' Walker)
Rachel Hilson ... Nicole Patterson
Issac Ryan Brown ... Shawnte
Callan Farris ... Ruben
Serenity Reign Brown ... Peaches
Reece Cody ... Tiger
Aiden Akpan Aiden Akpan ... Jordan
Gary Yavuz Perreau Gary Yavuz Perreau ... Carter
Ce'Onna Meilani Johnson ... Sherridane (as Ce'Onna Johnson)
Lorenz Arnell Lorenz Arnell ... Damon
Lorrie Odom ... Angela
Lewis T. Powell ... Quinn
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The life of a foster family in South Central Los Angeles, a few weeks before the city erupts in violence following the verdict of the Rodney King trial.

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Don't get caught in the crossfire. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, sexual content/nudity, and language throughout. | See all certifications »

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France | Belgium | China | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 April 2018 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Kings See more »

Filming Locations:

Belgium See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$163,289, 29 April 2018

Gross USA:

$274,635

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$910,269
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

The film had its world premiere at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival on September 13, 2017. The film was screened during three days as part of Stockholm's International Film Festival held in November 2017. The film was screened at the Torino Film Festival in Italy before opening wide by Spring 2018. See more »

Goofs

Millie Dunbar drive a wasted Volvo 760 estate . It is very hard to believe, what a car debuted in 1985, can be in such condition in 1991. Also, it is probably too expensive for main character, even if car was made in 1985. See more »

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Decent
17 November 2017 | by palovyperSee all my reviews

An occasionally decent and thrilling film centered on Halle Berry as an altruistic foster mother. She gets tangled up in the violence and riots in Los Angeles, following the verdict in the Rodney King trial in 1991. "Kings" leaves an impression but despite its burning subject – racism and the abuse of power – it trivializes the seriousness of its own central theme. Also, within the context of the serious subject matter, the forced inclusions of distracting heterosexual romance make it a laughable affair, leaving you with a rather banal impression overall.


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