"Brian Banks" is a 2018 American biographical drama film directed by Tom Shadyac.
The starring cast includes Aldis Hodge, Greg Kinnear, Melanie Liburd, Sherri Shepherd, Xosha Roquemore, Tiffany Dupont, Jose Miguel Vasquez, Dorian Missick, Mystie Smith, Monique Grant and others.

Here are "Brian Banks" movie trailer, plot summary, full cast and characters, release date, streaming services and everything we know so far.


Is there a trailer for Brian Banks movie?

Bleecker Street on Wednesday, April 24, 2019 released the trailer for "Brian Banks" you can watch here:
BRIAN BANKS | Official Trailer.

Plot summary

What is Brian Banks movie plot?

Here is a short review of "Brian Banks" movie plot summary.

Brian Banks (Aldis Hodge) is a 27-year-old former high school football star living with his mother (Sherri Shepherd) in Long Beach, California. He is currently on parole and registered as a sex offender due to an incident 11 years prior where he and a classmate, Kennisha (Xosha Roquemore), 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 no contest 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 monitor at all times and stay 2,000 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 (Greg Kinnear) 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.


Who plays who in the Brian Banks movie?

Here is the full cast and characters of "Brian Banks" movie. Actors and actresses are sorted mostly in credits order.

Aldis Hodge  as Brian Banks
Greg Kinnear  as Justin Brooks
Melanie Liburd  as Karina Cooper
Sherri Shepherd  as Brian's Mom Leomia
Xosha Roquemore  as Kennisha Rice
Tiffany Dupont  as Alissa Bjerkhoel
Jose Miguel Vasquez  as Deputy District Attorney Mateo
Dorian Missick  as Officer Mick Randolph
Mystie Smith  as Marilyn
Monique Grant  as Kennisha's Mother
Matt Battaglia  as Pete Carroll
Michael Franti  as Michael Franti
Kevin Yamada  as Judge Monk
Thursday Farrar  as Barbara Ford
Zeus Luby  as Corey Diego
David Clyde Carr  as Mike Paley
Cyril Smith  as Arthur Horton
Gino Vento  as Prisoner Manuel Rojas
Dean Denton  as Coach Jaso
Michelle E. Mitchell  as Shayla Jackson
Jeff Trotter  as Eli
Orin Walker Jr.  as Malcolm
Tari McBride-Palmore  as Taye
Brittany Passion  as Ava Allen (as Brittany Bryant)
David Caffey  as Math Teacher
Karen Marie Norris  as School Security Guard
Elisabeth Donaldson  as CIP Student
Gabe Beutel-Gunn  as CIP Student
Harrison Stone  as CIP Student
Torri Yates-Orr  as CIP Student
Claire D. Kolheim  as CIP Student
Maurice Lauchner  as Coach Lawson (as Maurice C. Lauchner)
Mary Faulkner  as Female Manager
Ken Greer  as Prisoner
Joseph Folks  as Prisoner
Trent Bounds  as Prisoner
Tavis Terry  as Police Officer
Mario Luna  as Los Padrinos Guard
Darius Wallace  as CMC Guard
Anthony Nguyen  as LBPD Police Officer
Freedom Bridgewater  as Bailiff
Austin Haley  as Falcons Coach
Alanna Hamill Newton  as DA Mateo's Secretary
Sean Norris  as Trainer
Lucia Heros  as Reporter
Candice L. Higgins  as Reporter
Jennifer Pierce Mathus  as Reporter
Rosalyn R. Ross  as Reporter
Chen Tang  as Reporter

Release date

When is Brian Banks movie release date?

"Brian Banks" movie release date was scheduled to be on September 22, 2018 (LAFF) and on August 9, 2019 (United States) distributing by Bleecker Street Media, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions (SPWA) and Stage 6 Films.


What are Brian Banks filming details?

The duration of the film is 99 minutes. With a budget of $10 million, the film grossed over $4.4 million.

"Brian Banks" movie is rated "PG-13", according to the MPAA film rating system.


What are critics and audiences saying about Brian Banks movie?

"Brian Banks" movie got high rating from critics. IMDB rating is 7.2/10. Rotten Tomatoes rating is 63/100.

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