Concrete Cowboy (Netflix)

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Netflix: April 2, 2021
Running time: 1h 51m
Genre: Drama

Cole (Caleb McLaughlin) is a troubled 15-year-old. After a fight gets him expelled from yet another Detroit school, his fed-up mother drives him 600 miles east and drops him on his father’s doorstep. Harp (Idris Elba) is a taciturn loner, offering few explanations for why he’s been absent from his son’s life. He keeps his affection for horses, spending his days at the Fletcher Street stables down the block.

With no choice but to stay with his father, Cole agrees to grunt work at the stables, joining other local riders trying to keep the city from shutting the club down. He soon reconnects with his childhood best friend, “Smush” (Jharrel Jerome). But Smush’s exciting life is fuelled by drug dealing. Cole can slip back into his friendship, or put in the hard, dirty stable work that will bring him closer to his father.

Adapted from the novel Ghetto Cowboy by G. Neri.

Director: Ricky Staub
Studio: Netflix
Producer(s): Tucker Tooley, Lee Daniels, Idris Elba, Dan Walser, Jeff G. Waxman, Jennifer Madeloff
Cast: Idris Elba, Caleb McLaughlin, Jharrel Jerome, Byron Bowers, Lorraine Toussaint, Cliff "Method Man" Smith
Writer(s): Dan Walser, Ricky Staub
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