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The Banker (2020)

PG-13 | | Drama | 20 March 2020 (USA)
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In the 1960s two African-American entrepreneurs hire a working-class white man to pretend to be the head of their business empire while they pose as a janitor and chauffeur.

Director:

George Nolfi

Writers:

Brad Kane (story by), Niceole R. Levy (screenplay by) | 5 more credits »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Samuel L. Jackson ... Joe Morris
Nicholas Hoult ... Matt Steiner
Anthony Mackie ... Bernard Garrett
Nia Long ... Eunice Garrett
Colm Meaney ... Patrick Barker
Taylor Black ... Susie Steiner
Jessie T. Usher ... Tony Jackson
Michael Harney ... Melvin Belli
Paul Ben-Victor ... Donald Silverthorne
Gregory Alan Williams ... Britton Garrett
James DuMont ... Senator McClellan
Rhoda Griffis ... Mrs. Barker
Chris Gann ... FBI Agent
David Maldonado ... Bank Examiner
Crystal Coney ... Anita Jefferson
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Storyline

Revolutionary businessmen Bernard Garrett (Anthony Mackie) and Joe Morris (Samuel L. Jackson) devise an audacious and risky plan to take on the racist establishment of the 1960s by helping other African Americans pursue the American dream. Along with Garrett's wife Eunice (Nia Long), they train a working class white man, Matt Steiner (Nicholas Hoult), to pose as the rich and privileged face of their burgeoning real estate and banking empire - while Garrett and Morris pose as a janitor and a chauffeur. Their success ultimately draws the attention of the federal government, which threatens everything the four have built.

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Taglines:

Don't Pay the Man. Be the Man.

Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 on appeal for some strong language including a sexual reference and racial epithets, and smoking throughout | See all certifications »
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The film, shooting of which was completed in 2018, was held up for original release in 2019 when one of the producers, whose name has been removed from the credits, was accused of sexual misconduct. See more »

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Great movie!

Great story and very well-balanced presentation of the events.

Great acting and adaptation on the period of the actual events.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 March 2020 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Banker See more »

Filming Locations:

Atlanta, Georgia, USA

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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