Aya Films


2019 / / Fiction / 1h52 mins

Director: Storm Saulter
Producer: Will Smith / Jada Pinkett Smith

Directed by Storm Saulter Sprinter is the coming-of-age story of Akeem Sharp, who is set to be Jamaica’s next big track-and-field sensation. Akeem hopes a rise in the track and field world will take him to the U.S. to reunite him with his mother, who has supported the family while living as an illegal resident for over a decade. But Akeem’s rising stardom is weighed down by turmoil at home: a volatile father, and an unruly older brother who inserts himself into Akeem’s career as a means of escaping his scam artist hustle. Not only does Akeem have to prove to himself and everyone that he can succeed, but also overcome the struggles that may ultimately bring him down.

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