Fruitvale Station

Fruitvale Station

Downloadable Video - 2013
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This Sundance® award-winner follows the true story of Oscar Grant (Michael B. Jordan of TV's FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS), a 22-year-old Bay Area resident who wakes up on New Year's Eve, 2008, and decides to get a head start on his resolutions: being a better son to his mother (Octavia Spencer of THE HELP), being a better partner to his girlfriend, and being a better father to T, their beautiful 4-year-old daughter. He starts out well, but as the day goes on, realizes that change will not come easy. As Oscar crosses paths with friends, family, and strangers, we see that there is much more to him than meets the eye. But it is his final encounter of the day with police officers at the Fruitvale BART station that will shake the Bay Area to its very core, causing the entire nation to witness the story and tragic death of Oscar Grant.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], 2013.

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Tomkitty1
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!

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jjvotnbot
Mar 02, 2017

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

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Nooksack20
Feb 05, 2017

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

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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.

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GypzyMizzP
Aug 22, 2015

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

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JackPurcell
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.

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Madreley
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.

NewYorkViews Apr 28, 2015

I found "Fruitvale Station" that is based on a true story, to be concerned with a trigger happy transit policeman, and a lack of advanced medical technology on the marketplace to save people from gun wounds with internal bleeding problems. Why would a young black man mouth-off at someone (especially a policeman) restraining him (even if it was for no reason) that has state weapons and more power? This mouth-off culture was not explained in the film--the lack of sense, and the dehumanization of the African-American community in Oakland, CA is the scene for this film. Quite a tragedy.

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firefly5
Mar 25, 2015

Excellent movie. The same situation has happened too many times. It was heartbreaking to watch.

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