The Banker (2020)

Drama, General Film, History

Director: George Nolfi

Writer(s): George Nolfi, Niceole Levy, Stan Younger

Starring: Anthony Mackie, Samuel L. Jackson, Nicholas Hoult, Nia Long, James DuMont, Colm Meaney, Michael Harney, Jessie T. Usher, Taylor Black, Gregory Alan Williams, Paul Ben-Victor, Rhoda Griffis, Crystal Coney, Chris Gann, David Maldonado, Jason Davis, Bill Kelly, Xen Sams, Scott Johnson, Daniel Johnson, James William Ballard, Alexa Whitaker, Travis West, Jill Jane Clements, Jordan Salloum, Gralen Bryant Banks, Jody Thompson, Garrett Kruithof, Max Bickelhaup, Adam Drescher, Craig Welzbacher, Tara Rodgers, David Andrew Nash, Melinda Russell, Mason Pike, Joe Hardy Jr., Albert L. Taylor, David Alexander, Sherry Richards, Jaylon Gordon, Mason Mackie, Zach Hanner, Alonzo Ward, Adam Weber, Sarah Schueler, Cameron Brumbelow, Jay D. Kacho, Alphie Hyorth, Kevin Mulhare, Robert McLeroy, Jerry Griffin, Antonio Bencosme, Nic Starr, Lawrence Jonasson, Leonard Roll, James Ballard, Serge Burack Jr., Robert Hornak, Shawndella Roberts, Patrick Seda

Synopsis: The drama is based on the true story of two African American entrepreneurs, Bernard Garrett (Mackie) and Joe Morris (Jackson), who during the 1950’s tried to circumvent the racial limitations of the era and take on the establishment by recruiting a working class white man, Matt Steiner (Hoult) and training him to pose as the head of their business empire while they posed as a janitor and a chauffeur. Bernard’s wife Eunice (Nia Long), plays a key role in setting up the enterprise. Garrett and Morris become two of the wealthiest and most successful real estate owners in the country with Steiner as their front man, but their success brings about unforeseen risk of exposure that threatens everything. READ REVIEW

Release Date: March 20, 2020 (USA) | Length: 120 min | Genre: Drama, History | MPAA Rating: Rated PG-13 on appeal for some strong language including a sexual reference and racial epithets, and smoking throughout.

Note: This film is complete and was set to premier at the AFI Fest on December 6, 2019 but was pulled from Apple TV release schedule because of accusations unrelated to the film. Above is the new Apple Streaming Service release date.