Fruitvale Station Image
Metascore
85

Universal acclaim - based on 43 Critics

User Score
7.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 161 Ratings

Summary: This is the true story of Oscar, a 22-year-old Bay Area resident who wakes up on the morning of December 31, 2008 and feels something in the air. Not sure what it is, he takes it as a sign to get a head start on his resolutions: being a better son to his mother, whose birthday falls on New Year's Eve, being a better partner to his girlfriend, who he hasn't been completely honest with as of late, and being a better father to T, their beautiful 4 year old daughter. He starts out well, but as the day goes on, he realizes that change is not going to come easy. He crosses paths with friends, family, and strangers, each exchange showing us that there is much more to Oscar than meets the eye. But it would be his final encounter of the day, with police officers at the Fruitvale BART station that would shake the Bay Area to its very core, and cause the entire nation to be witnesses to the story of Oscar Grant.
Runtime: 85 min
Rating: Rated R for some violence, language throughout and some drug use
Production: Forest Whitaker's Significant Productions
Genres: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Language: English
Home Release Date: Jan 14, 2014
Director Credit
Ryan Coogler Director
Writer Credit
Ryan Coogler Writer
Principal Cast Credit
Ahna O'Reilly Katie
Ariana Neal Tatiana
Chad Michael Murray Officer Ingram
Kevin Durand Officer Caruso
Melonie Diaz Sophina
Michael B. Jordan Oscar Grant
Octavia Spencer Wanda
Cast Credit
Ahna O'Reilly Katie
AJ Anable NYE Partygoer
Alex Alessandro Garcia Officer Sanchez
Ariana Neal Tatiana
Arlene Barshinger BART Witness
Bianca Rodriguez III Vanessa
Chad Michael Murray Officer Ingram
Christina Elmore Ashae
Deanna Marks Veronica
Destiny Ekwueme Chantay
Gabriel Koura Musician
Geary Campbell NYE Partygoer
Herman Tsui Marcus
J.D. Walker BART Witness/NYE Shopper
Joey Oglesby Daniel Cale
Jonez Cain Danae
Julian Keyes Kris
Keenan Coogler Cato
Ken Venzke Reporter/NYE Partygoer
Kevin Durand Officer Caruso
Laurel Moglen Mrs. Zafiratos
Lauryn Gardner Supermarket Shopper
Liisa Cohen Tenisha
Mahal Montoya West Oakland BART Station Commuter
Marjorie Shears Grandma Bonnie
Melonie Diaz Sophina
Michael B. Jordan Oscar
Michael James Carlos
Monique Dismuke BART Witness
Nicole R. Hughes Party Girl/BART Witness
Noah Staggs Officer Davidson
Octavia Spencer Wanda
Richie Stephens Spiffy White Dude/BART Witness
Rosa Aguayo BART Witness
Sean Mann Bart Witness
Tatiana Maricely BART Party Girl #2
Thomas Dalby U.P.S. Employee
Thomas Wright Tim
Tressa Ohler Bart Witness
Trestin George Brandon
Producer Credit
Forest Whitaker Producer
Gerard McMurray Associate Producer
Haroula Rose Associate Producer
John Kwok Co-Executive Producer
Lisa Kleiner-Chanoff Co-Executive Producer
Michael Y. Chow Executive Producer
Nina Yang Producer
Octavia Spencer Co-Executive Producer
Richard J. Bosner Line Producer
Sev Ohanian Co-Producer
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