Fruitvale Station (2013)

 ●  English ● 1 hr 25 mins

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Director Ryan Coogler's Fruitvale Station follows the true story of Oscar Grant (Michael B. Jordan), a 22-year-old Bay Area resident who wakes up on the morning of December 31, 2008 and feels something in the air. Not sure what it is, he takes it as a sign to get a head start on his resolutions: being a better son to his mother (Octavia Spencer), whose birthday falls on New Year's Eve, being a better partner to his girlfriend Sophina (Melonie Diaz), who he hasn't been completely honest with as of late, and being a better father to Tatiana (Ariana Neal), their beautiful four year-old daughter. Crossing paths with friends, family and strangers, Oscar starts out well, as the day goes on, he realizes that changes are not going to come easily. His resolve takes a tragic turn, however, when BART officers shoot him in cold blood at the Fruitvale subway stop on New Year's Day.

Cast: Melonie Diaz, Michael B Jordan, Octavia Spencer

Crew: Ryan Coogler (Director), Rachel Morrison (Director of Photography), Ludwig Göransson (Music Director)

Rating: U/A (India)

Genres: Drama

Release Dates: 27 Sep 2013 (India)

Tagline: Every step brings you closer to the edge.

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Did you know? The film was the recipient of two San Francisco Film Society/Kenneth Rainin Foundation grants in 2012; $100,000 in May for production, and $100,000 in December for post-production. The film was also selected for the Sundance Institute Screenwriters Lab in January 2012, and received both a Time Warner Storytelling Fellowship and Cinereach Project at Sundance Institute Grant. Read More
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as Sophina
as Oscar Grant
as Wanda
as Katie
as Officer Salazar
as Tatiana
as Steph
as Officer Ingram
as Ashae
as Peter
as Chantay
as BART Cop
Supporting Actress
as Marcus
as Karen
as Cale
as Surgeon
as Danae
as Jason
as Officer Caruso
as Tenisha
as Cale's Girlfriend
as Rose
as Surgeon
as Carlos
as Surgeon
as Surgical Nurse 1
as Officer Davidson
as Daryl
as Corrections Officer 1
as Tim
as Brandon
as BART Witness
as Cale's Friend

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Film Type:
Feature Film
Language:
English
Colour Info:
Color
Sound Mix:
Dolby Digital
Camera:
ARRIFLEX 416
Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 (Flat)
Stereoscopy:
No
Archival Source:
QubeVault (Real Image Media Technologies) [Digital]
Taglines:
Every step brings you closer to the edge.
Goofs:
Miscellaneous
While in prison Oscar receives a visit from his Mother. The scene is shown to be set "New Year's 2007" and he mentions having seen "Wall-E" with his daughter. "Wall-E" wasn't released until June, 2008.

Factual Mistake
The text on the screen shows a scene set at "San Quentin Federal Penitentiary". San Quentin is a state prison run by the State of California.
Trivia:
The film was the recipient of two San Francisco Film Society/Kenneth Rainin Foundation grants in 2012; $100,000 in May for production, and $100,000 in December for post-production. The film was also selected for the Sundance Institute Screenwriters Lab in January 2012, and received both a Time Warner Storytelling Fellowship and Cinereach Project at Sundance Institute Grant.

The film was acquired by The Weinstein Company for $2.5 million on January 21, 2013, two days after its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival.

In addition to playing the role of Oscar's mother, Wanda, Octavia Spencer was a co-executive producer for this movie. One of her tasks in that capacity was to attract investors for the film, and one of the people from whom Spencer did secure financing was Kathryn Stockett, author of the bestselling novel The Help. Spencer, who starred as "Minnie" in (and won an Oscar for) the screen adaptation of Stockett's novel, had been friendly with Stockett since meeting her in LA in the early 2000s; Stockett had based the character of Minnie on Spencer. Stockett was the only investor to receive a "Very Special Thanks" credit at the end of Fruitvale Station (all the others received only "The filmmakers would like to thank") credits.