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Morris from America (2016)

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The romantic and coming-of-age misadventures of a 13-year-old American living in Germany.


Chad Hartigan


Chad Hartigan
3 wins & 9 nominations. See more awards »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Markees Christmas ... Morris Gentry
Craig Robinson ... Curtis Gentry
Carla Juri ... Inka
Patrick Güldenberg ... Sven
Levin Henning Levin Henning ... Bastian
Leon Badenhop Leon Badenhop ... Rainer
Lina Keller ... Katrin
Marie Löschhorn Marie Löschhorn ... Birgit
Josephine Becker Josephine Becker ... Nadine
Roger Ditter Roger Ditter ... Alex - Soccer Trainer #1
Florian Von Stockum Florian Von Stockum ... Jakob - Soccer Trainer #2 (as Florian von Stockum)
Nora Borchert Nora Borchert ... Ballet Dancer
Diana Ionescu Diana Ionescu ... Ballet Dancer
Anna Sodan Anna Sodan ... Ballet Dancer
Anabel Möbius Anabel Möbius ... Industrial Party Girl


Morris is a 13-year-old African-American who moves to Heidelberg with his dad, who coaches professional soccer. The film explores Morris's attempts to fit in with German kids. He falls for a girl at a youth club and she encourages him to open up a little and share his rapping. Written by Sundance goer

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Nothing rhymes with Germany


Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for teen drug use and partying, sexual material, brief nudity, and language throughout | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Official Sites:

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Germany | USA


German | English

Release Date:

19 August 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Moris z Ameryki See more »


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$15,673, 19 August 2016, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$88,932, 2 October 2016
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Company Credits

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Technical Specs




Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


Although he plays a father, Craig Robinson does not have any children but used his experiences growing up with his father as a basis for his performance. He also had to learn how to speak conversational German for his character, Curtis. See more »


Curtis Gentry: Have you ever fucked bitches two at a time?
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References Dante's Peak (1997) See more »


Morris Freestyle
Written by Jim Hurt
Performed by Markees Christmas
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Beautiful coming of age movie - Morris from America!
31 August 2016 | by karanvalechaSee all my reviews

Just watched Morris from America even though it got a 5.6 on IMDb. I usually try and not watch movies below 6 as i end up getting disappointed, but Morris from America was different. It was surprisingly short and beautiful!

As the title says its about the romantic and coming-of-age misadventures of a 13-year-old African-American boy who moves to Germany with his dad and tries to fit in with the other German kids. He falls for a girl at a youth club and through her own growing up pangs encourages him to open up a little and share his rapping.

We've all had that one childhood crush that we fondly remember - puppy love! The director has beautifully narrated a story that captures the essence of growing up and not fitting in, our first crush and pains with our parents and their side of the story and made a pint size gem! So don't go by the rating and watch it when you have the time and want to remember that feeling of puppy love and not really fitting in!

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