Fruitvale Station

Fruitvale Station

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The true story of Oscar, a 22-year-old Bay Area resident who wakes up on the morning of December 31, 2008 and feels something in the air. Not sure what it is, he takes it as a sign to get a head start on his resolutions: Being a better son to his mother, being a better partner to his girlfriend, and being a better father to T, their beautiful four-year-old daughter. He starts out well, but as the day goes on, he realizes that change is not going to come easy.
Oscar Grant III, a 22-year-old Bay Area resident, crosses paths with friends, enemies, family, and strangers on the last day of 2008. Based on a true story.
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (85 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
digital,optical,surround,Dolby Digital 5.1
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A dramatized retelling of the shooting of Oscar Grant III by police officer Johannes Mehserle. The film follows Grant's last night alive as he argues with his girlfriend, attends his mother's birthday party, and gets into a fight with a former prison acquaintance.

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Apr 07, 2018

Michael Jordan and Octavia Spencer were great in the movie. Overall pace of film was choppy and less effective than it could have been.

Feb 19, 2018

Very good film with a tragic ending. First of many films with Michael B. Jordan directed by Ryan Coogler. Received Grand Jury Prize and Audience Award at Sundance that year.

Aug 03, 2017

Powerful movie based on a true story. The events still depresses and haunts me to this day. This did not have to happen. What a tragedy!

Mar 02, 2017

Police officers & private security are the only people who have ever aimed loaded firearms at me.

Feb 05, 2017

Typical trendy anti-cop movie based on a true story of police abuse. Not really worth the watch.

britprincess1ajax May 06, 2016

Fantastic film about the untimely death of Oscar Grant. The story is true and deals with the last day of his life. We get a good picture of the kind of person that Oscar Grant was, a picture that could not be conveyed on paper. You'll be shocked and stunned, but it's important to witness. I hope everybody sees this film.

blueberrymouse Jan 14, 2016

This is an example of why black lives matter, and why we have race riots. It also shows why cops don't like cameras on phones.

Aug 22, 2015

True stories are the best.... Too bad this was a low budget movie...

May 14, 2015

An incoherent set of incidents leading to hair-trigger cops murdering a man because they figured they could and were having a bad day.

May 06, 2015

I didnt know what the movie was about when I got it. It was eerie in that the situation in the movie where the cop killed the guy had just recently occured in Tulsa. I could have done without some of the profanity in the movie, it could have stood on its plot alone.

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