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Brandon is a 15 year old whose dream is a pair of fresh Air Jordans. Soon after he gets his hands on them, they're stolen by a local hood, causing Brandon and his two friends to go on a dangerous mission through Oakland to retrieve them.

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Justin Tipping
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Cast

Credited cast:
Jahking Guillory ... Brandon
Christopher Jordan Wallace ... Albert
Christopher Meyer ... Rico
Kofi Siriboe ... Flaco
Mahershala Ali ... Marlon
Rxchie Rxchie ... Basketball Player
Molly Shaiken ... The Astronaut
Koran Streets Koran Streets ... Trev
Dante Clark Dante Clark ... Gabe
Donté Clark Donté Clark ... Ryan
Mistah F.A.B. ... Daryl
Nessma Ismail Nessma Ismail ... Gorda
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Natalie Stephany Aguilar Natalie Stephany Aguilar ... Girl at School
Dustin Christenson ... Basketball Player
Rudy Corpuz Rudy Corpuz ... Big Mo
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Storyline

Fifteen-year-old Brandon longs for a pair of the freshest sneakers that money can buy, assuming that merely having them on his feet will help him escape the reality of being poor, neglected by the opposite sex and picked on by everyone - even his best friends. Working hard to get them, he soon finds that the titular shoes have instead made him a target after they are promptly snatched by Flaco, a local hood. Brandon goes on a mission to retrieve his stolen sneakers.

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They aren't just shoes.

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Adventure | Drama

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Rated R for violence, drug/alcohol use and language throughout, and sexual content - involving teens | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 September 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ayakkabilar See more »

Filming Locations:

Oakland, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$32,111, 11 September 2016, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$145,368, 25 September 2016
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The Air Jordan shoes coveted in the film are basketball sneakers endorsed and named after famous basketball player Michael "Air" Jordan. See more »

Quotes

Brandon: [V.O] Sometimes I wish I had a spaceship... just hang out in space where it's quiet and no one could mess with me.
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Aye
by Jay Casio
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I Love A Nice Pair Of Js But Damn!
31 December 2016 | by freshclean-66-318608See all my reviews

I do love a nice pair of Jordan basketball shoes but it's not that serious! After all they're just sneakers. As a kid growing up in the late 80s and 90s I remember hearing stories of people getting jacked or killed for a pair of nice basketball shoes. I was surprised to hear recently that this type of stuff still goes on today. That's basically what this film is about. A 15 year old named Brandon would give anything to get his hands on a brand new pair of retro Air Jordan 1s and when he finally gets a pair they are stolen by a hardened thug in his hood and he goes on a ghetto adventure with two of his friends to try and get the shoes back, a nice little story with some nice little twists and turns. This film isn't the best indie film out there but it is a nice one just to kick back and enjoy. I did like the acting coming from Kofi Siriboe, who played Flaco and Mahershala Ali from "The Hunger Games". I think these two gave the film what it needed to give it that extra boost into making it a decent film because these two are some talented actors. With that being said, I would recommend this film to anyone who enjoys a good indie film now and then.


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