Synopsis

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.

Director

George Nolfi

Cast

Anthony Mackie
as Bernard Garrett
Nicholas Hoult
as Matt Steiner
Nia Long
as Eunice Garrett
Jessie T. Usher
as Tony Jackson
Colm Meaney
as Patrick Barker
Paul Ben-Victor
as Donald Silverthorne

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by calvinyeh-72678 10 /10

An Excellent Film Flooded With Spam Ratings

It was a powerful film and the actors did their part quite nicely. don't understand the low ratings on this.

Reviewed by kevenshade 9 /10

Great movie

I love this story. Actors were great, very important film for all to see

Reviewed by jennifertuwe 10 /10

Black History

This was an amazing movie. I am still shocked at myself for not knowing about these men and how certain people and progressive actions are just written out of MY history.

These men were essentially ROBBED of everything they worked for and the crazy thing is I am sure after the 3 years in prison they successfully rebuilt their fortune in the Bahamas.

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