• Fruitvale Station (2013)

Fruitvale Station

Release Date: July 12th, 2013

DVD Release Date: January 14th, 2014

R |1 hr 25 min

Plot Summary

Though he once spent time in San Quentin, 22-year-old black man Oscar Grant (Michael B. Jordan) is now trying hard to live a clean life and support his girlfriend (Melonie Diaz) and young daughter (Ariana Neal). Flashbacks reveal the last day in Oscar's life, in which he accompanied his family and friends to San Francisco to watch fireworks on New Year's Eve, and, on the way back home, became swept up in an altercation with police that ended in tragedy. Based on a true story.

Cast: Michael B. Jordan, Octavia Spencer, Melonie Diaz, Ahna O'Reilly, Kevin Durand, Chad Michael Murray, Joey Oglesby, Laurel Moglen

Director: Ryan Coogler

Genres: Docudrama

Production Co: Signature Productions

Distributors: Weinstein Co.

Keywords: Girlfriend , Transformation , Family , 2000s , Gritty , Growing up , Police officer , Daughter , Sacrifice , Mother , Inspiring ,

Ratings & Reviews

  • 100
    Steven ReaPhiladelphia Inquirer

    It shows us the everyday pressures and problems, the joys and pleasures, experienced by someone moving through life. And then that BART train pulls into Fruitvale, and the rest is history. show more

  • 100
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    At the age of 27 Mr. Coogler seems to have it all, and have it firmly in place a clearsighted take on his subject (no airbrushing of flaws or foibles here, just confident brush strokes by a mature artist); a spare, spontaneous style that can go beyond naturalism into a state of poetic grace, and a gift for getting, or allowing, superb actors to give flawless performances. show more

  • 80
    Todd McCarthyThe Hollywood Reporter

    As Oscar, Jordan at moments gives off vibes of a very young Denzel Washington in the way he combines gentleness and toughness; he effortlessly draws the viewer in toward him. show more

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