Fruitvale StationJuly 31, 2013
The true story of Oscar, a 22-year-old Bay Area resident, who crosses paths with friends, enemies, family, and strangers on the last day of 2008.
Release Year: 2013
Rating: 6.5/10 (480 voted)
Director: Ryan Coogler
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.
Every step brings you closer to the edge.
Filming Locations: San Quentin State Prison, San Quentin, California, USA
Did You Know?
The film was acquired by The Weinstein Company for $2.5 million on January 21, 2013, two days after its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival. See more »
I knew nothing about the true story behind this film before I saw it
but Ryan Coogler did an impressive job of telling this controversial
story. Coogler takes us to the last day in 2008, and introduces us to
Oscar Grant's life. A young, troubled father that is trying to do the
right thing by his family. This was his debut at Sundance and he didn't
disappoint. The audience laughed when the actors laughed and shed tears
when the actors shed tears…it was a very moving film. By the end of
the film I felt as though I knew these people personally. The whole
cast did an excellent job! I'm looking forward to hearing more about
Ryan Coogler in the future.