The Banker is a 2020 American drama film directed by George Nolfi.
Starring Anthony Mackie, Nicholas Hoult, Nia Long, Samuel L. Jackson, Jessie T. Usher, Taylor Black, Michael Harney, Colm Meaney, Paul Ben-Victor, Gregory Alan Williams and others.
Apple TV on Monday, November 04, 2019 released the trailer:
The Banker - Official Trailer | Apple TV+.
1954, Bernard Garrett (Anthony Mackie) wants to get into real estate but encounters racism that prevents him from being a successful real estate agent. After a chance encounter with wealthy club owner Joe Morris (Samuel L. Jackson), he convinces Joe to be his co-investor. Together they convince Matt Steiner (Nicholas Hoult), a white man, to pose as the front of the company in meetings to facilitate the sales. Eventually, they become extremely successful in Los Angeles real estate, with the two teaching Matt the basics of real estate investing. The three secure a number of properties in L.A. and effectively integrate a number of previously segregated neighborhoods by selling and renting to Black families. After this success, he sets his sights on the local bank in his Texas hometown to give loans to the Black residents. Racist bank practices had excluded Black people from receiving loans for small businesses and homeownership. Joe protests the idea at first but eventually relents and the three move to Texas.
Matt buys the bank, fronting for Bernard and Joe, but the local townspeople are extremely suspicious of this move. A bank teller tracks the records of the loans and discovers that they're giving loans to Black people but, for the time being, does nothing. Matt pressures Joe and Bernard into purchasing a second bank, despite his inexperience. The racist bank teller calls in a federal investigator who checks the records of Matt's bank. Matt's inexperience violates a number of laws and the three get arrested for violating federal banking laws.
Here is the full cast and characters of The Banker.
The film The Banker was scheduled to be released on November 21, 2019, on December 6, 2019 (United States), on March 6, 2020 (United States) and on March 20, 2020 by Apple TV+.
The duration of the film is 120 minutes. The film's budget is $11 million.
The film The Banker is rated with "R" rating.
The Banker got high rating from critics.
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