PG-13 | | Biography, Drama, Sport
A football player's dreams to play in the NFL are halted when he is wrongly convicted and sent to prison. Years later, he fights to clear his name within an unjust system.
Even though the film is set in Long Beach, California, it was filmed in Memphis, Tenn. Director Tom Shadyac teaches film at the University of Memphis, and in 2018, he opened a climbing gym and community center in the Soulsville neighborhood of South Memphis. Shadyac's family has a long-running history of leadership at St. Jude's Hospital in Memphis, founded by Danny Thomas, who was a family friend of the Shadyacs.
Two men look out from prison bars, one saw mud, the other the stars. Perspective, gentlemen. Perspective is the key to how one fares in life.
The ending shows Brian Banks playing for the Atlanta Falcons; coming out onto the field of the Mercedez-Benz Stadium. That stadium wasn't built until 2017. In 2013 The Atlanta Falcons played in the now demolished Georgia Dome.
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