Knucklehead (2015)

Comedy, Drama, Family, General Film

Director: Ben Bowman

Writer(s): Ben Bowman, Bryan Abrams

Starring: Gbenga Akinnagbe, Alfre Woodard, Amari Cheatom, Carla Duren, Justin S. Myrick, Nikiya Mathis, Lauren Hodges, Manuel Herrera, David Lavine, DeWanda Wise, Jennifer Mudge, Maliq Johnson, Kenneth Maharaj, Joe Mele, Liris Crosse, Markita Prescott, Dorothy Meyers, Hasaan Gilmer, Malaki Martin, Scott Martin, Darren Whitfield

Synopsis: When his brother disappears, mentally disabled Langston Bellows (Gbenga Akinnagbe) is left without a protector in Brooklyn’s housing projects. Now under the control of his abusive mother (Alfre Woodard) Langston must take his future into his own hands. He sets out to find the one doctor he believes can cure him, a celebrity magazine columnist who touts questionable prescription drug cocktails. If Langston can become “mentally excellent”, it will mean moving into an apartment of his own with his girlfriend, who may herself be a creation of his wishful thinking. Landing in the unscrupulous world of pharmaceutical marketing, the search for his mysterious doctor and hero leads to some unwanted discoveries. Langston strives for independence from his prior life; from his mother, from his neighborhood and from his fractured mind – while all around him people are not who they seem.

Release Date: October 21, 2016 (USA) | Length: 83 min | Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family | MPAA Rating: Unknown