Is this based on the shooting committed by the transit cop? Remember, he shot a handcuffed man in the back as he lay on the platform? And his excuse was that he thought he was shooting the man with his taser and not his pistol.
R1 Yes, that's the story. Chad Michael Murray plays the transit cop. Octavia Spencer is in it, too. The victim's name is "Oscar." Prophetic?
Also won the audience award at Sundance. First film to win both since "Precious" in 2009.
The outcome of that case deserved a big old fashioned riot.
But all the Oakland kids did was throw shoes.
Oakland? oh my.
Biased as Hell.
I'm not even conservative, but they have a point with some of the PC bullshit that comes out of Hollywood.
I'm not saying the guy deserved it, but that totally sanitized his life and the incident leading up to his death.
I was going to say something similar r7 but you said it best. The film is agenda-driven.
Oscar was no choirboy,but the Kraut was trigger happy and a liar.
The officer looked stunned when he shot the guy. I believe he really did think it was his taser.
CMM is in a good movie?
[quote]CMM is in a good movie?
Every once in a while, an actor lucks out.
The title is unfortunate, although that is the name of the station where it happened.
[R7] you nailed it. I am already fed up with those movies. I can see them winning awards on the basis of perpetuating white guilt. Everyone critical of it will be of course labelled as racist or conservative. Ugh.
Oh lord, the KKKweens at DL have a new target, site unseen.
2013-14 Awards season on DL will be fun. Harvey Weinstein is behind this film, which means in about 10 months it will be EVERYWERE, and the black leads will probably be nominated for Oscars.
And the white racist gay heads on DL will explode.
Just got back from seeing it.
I thought it was a good movie with some incredible performances. Octavia Spencer will get another Oscar nomination at a bare minimum.
I honestly didn't recognize Chad Michael Murray.
The Voice of the Night
They changed the name of the movie. At Sundance, it was "Fruitvale," but now it's called "Fruitvale Station." (Fruitvale is a neighborhood in Oakland.)