Brian Banks is a 2018 American biographical drama film directed by Tom Shadyac.
Bleecker Street on Wednesday, April 24, 2019 released the trailer:
BRIAN BANKS | Official Trailer.
Brian Banks is a 27-year-old former high school football star living with his mother in California. He is currently on probation and registered as a sex offender due to an incident 11 years prior where he and a classmate, Kennisha, sneaked off to kiss. When he overheard teachers approaching, he fled to avoid getting caught, leading the scorned Kennisha to falsely accuse him of raping her. On the advice of his attorney, Banks pled guilty to rape and was sentenced to six years of prison. His childhood dreams of becoming an NFL player are further damaged when new laws require him to wear an ankle bracelet at all times and stay 2000 feet away from schools and public gathering spots, preventing him from playing football, and he has trouble finding legitimate employment due to his criminal record. Banks approaches the California Innocence Project hoping to clear his name, and they advise him to write a plea of habeas corpus to the California legal system to get them to retry him. When this fails, Innocence Project founder Justin Brooks explains that the justice system requires new evidence that incontrovertibly points to his innocence before they will hear his pleas; this excludes DNA evidence, which was taken during the original trial but never used in his defense. Innocence Project lawyers interview several of Banks' former classmates, but their word is not strong enough to cast doubt on Banks' conviction. Banks unexpectedly receives a Facebook friend request from Kennisha, leading him to devise a scheme with several of his friends to trick her into confessing on tape that the rape allegation was fraudulent.
The film Brian Banks was scheduled to be released on September 22, 2018 (LAFF) and on August 9, 2019 (United States) by Bleecker Street Media, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions (SPWA) and Stage 6 Films.
The duration of the film is 99 minutes. With a budget of $10 million, the film grossed over $4.4 million.
The film had received a "PG-13" rating.
Brian Banks got high rating from critics.
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