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Brian Banks is a 2018 American biographical drama film directed by Tom Shadyac and starring Aldis Hodge as Brian Banks, a football linebacker who was falsely accused of committing rape.[1]

Brian Banks
Directed byTom Shadyac
Produced byAmy Baer
Monica Levinson
Shivani Rawat
Written byDoug Atchison
Music byJohn Debney
CinematographyRicardo Diaz
Edited byGreg Hayden
ShivHans Pictures
Gidden Media
Distributed byBleecker Street
Release date
  • September 22, 2018 (2018-09-22) (Los Angeles)
  • August 9, 2019 (2019-08-09) (wide)
Running time
99 minutes
CountryUnited States



This film is based on the true story of Brian Banks, a man who was accused of rape but with help of a lawyer (Greg Kinnear) of The California Innocence Project was cleared of the charges. Brian and his lawyer must not only clear his name but also continue his dream to play with the NFL eventually playing for the Atlanta Falcons.



  1. ^ Hammond, Pete (18 September 2018). "'Brian Banks' First Look: Powerful And Inspiring New Film From Tom Shadyac To Hit Los Angeles Film Festival". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 11 April 2019.
  2. ^ Debruge, Peter (28 September 2018). "Film Review: 'Brian Banks'". Variety. Retrieved 11 April 2019.
  3. ^ Farber, Stephen (26 September 2018). "'Brian Banks': Film Review; LAFF 2018". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 11 April 2019.

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