"American Son" is an American drama film directed by Kenny Leon.
The starring cast includes Kerry Washington, Steven Pasquale, Jeremy Jordan and Eugene Lee.
Here are "American Son" movie trailer, plot summary, full cast and characters, release date, streaming services and everything we know so far.
Netflix on Thursday, October 17, 2019 released the trailer for "American Son" you can watch here:
Kerry Washington | American Son | Official Trailer | Netflix.
Here is a short review of "American Son" movie plot summary.
On a stormy night in a Miami police station, Kendra Ellis-Connor (Kerry Washington) is waiting for a report on the whereabouts of her son Jamal, who has suddenly disappeared. She asks for help from Officer Paul Larkin (Jeremy Jordan), a rookie cop who is unable to tell her anything about the incident, due to both protocol and a lack of knowledge of the incident, telling her that he has to wait for Lieutenant John Stokes (Eugene Lee), the AM shift liaison officer. Soon, her estranged husband, FBI agent Scott Connor (Steven Pasquale), arrives at the station and demands to know where Jamal is.
Larkin is able to tell Scott that Jamal and two other black men were pulled over by police but is unable to tell them anything further, other than the fact that Jamal's car had a provocative bumper sticker about violence against cops. This revelation devolves into a long argument between Kendra and Scott, where the two confront their tumultuous marriage and their experiences raising a biracial son in a privileged community. Kendra repeatedly brings up how Jamal feels depressed and isolated as one of the very few black men at his school (referring to himself as "the face of the race"), while Scott says that Jamal should have known better than to present himself like "a gangster."
Larkin returns and says that Jamal was with two black friends, one of whom has a warrant for misdemeanor drug possession. After this discovery, Kendra and Scott engage in a lengthy, contentious discussion about Jamal growing up in an environment of racial tension, specifically pertaining to Kendra's own experiences as a black woman and her fears of a possible confrontation between Jamal and police. Scott says that Jamal should not have been hanging out with these men in the first place, prompting Kendra to reveal that Jamal was angry at Scott for leaving him, which is why he placed the bumper sticker on his car. Scott then receives a video from his brother, which shows a recording of the traffic stop Jamal was involved in. In it, a police officer fires at a fleeing suspect as a bystander records it.
Here is the full cast and characters of "American Son" movie. Actors and actresses are sorted mostly in credits order.
"American Son" movie release date was scheduled to be on September 12, 2019 (Toronto Film Festival) and on November 1, 2019 (Netflix) distributing by Netflix.
The duration of the film is 90 minutes.
"American Son" movie got average rating from critics. IMDB rating is 5.7/10. Rotten Tomatoes rating is 48/100.
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