Synopsis: Eli and Daniel, two Korean American brothers, own a struggling shoe store and have an unlikely friendship with Kamilla, a street wise 11-year-old African American girl. Kamilla ditches school, Eli stresses about the store, and Daniel tries to have a good time. It's just another typical day at the store until the Rodney King verdict is read and riots break out. With the chaos moving towards them, the trio is forced to defend the store while contemplating the future of their own personal dreams and the true meaning of family.
Genre: Drama
Director(s): Justin Chon
Production: Samuel Goldwyn Films
  6 wins & 9 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
94 min

Yo, open up.

Yo, hold on, man.

Eli, bro, what's good?!

Yeah, what's up.

Yo, bro, check it, eh!

On my digital watch. You're late.

Yo, why the f*ck you always

talkin' like a Puerto Rican?

- Aren't you from fuckin' Long Beach?

- Look.

Why you always

gettin' on me like that?

Yeah, w-, nah,

I'm from Malibuuu!

You're not from fuckin' Malibu.

What's good, man,

you want the goods? I brought it.

Yeah, let me see it.

Check out the samples first, brah.

You know how hard it was

for me to get these?

Crazy, people were like

dyin' in the streets for these

right now, man.

It's nuts.

Just for the little pieces

of rubber right here.

Go ahead, smell that.

- A'ight, man, stop playin', dude.

- Fresh.

A'ight so, you want 'em?

You want 'em?

Yeah, let me get the shoes.

Fo sho.

There we go, boy,

you ready?

- Comin' down!

- Yeah, yeah, give 'em to me.

Uh, oh...

- Uh!

- Man.

- Yah!

- F*ck you!

Oh, system malfunction!

Yo, just bring 'em down, please.

A'ight, c'mon, man.

You know I'm lonely, dude.

- A'ight, dude.

- There you go, for my homie.

Hey, hey, hey, bro, hold up!

I know we friends and shit,

but I need that cash flow.


Whoo! Damn, that's what's up.

You rollin', brah!

Yo, hold up. Hold up.

Hey, hold on, man, boxcutter?

What you doin', brah?

I'm good, I'm good!

Aw, man, the panties in there?

F*ck you!

Yo, man, you been

keepin' up with the news?


Cops are beatin' up

black folks and stuff.

It's that whole

Rodney King shit, man.

Like, I know they

got stuff goin' on, but

cameras are everywhere now,

they gettin' caught,

can't get away with nothin'.

Why don't you come down here,

help me?

Yo, you not gonna fit that

in that little shitty-ass car!

Hittin' them squats

kinda hard, man, nah?

Man, yous...

f*ck you, dude!

C'mon, man,

I miss you dude, that's all.

Yo, let me f*ck your sister.

Pshh, man, f*ck that, dude.

F*ck you.

F*ck. Yeah, this shit

ain't gonna fuckin' fit.

- Yo, yo, what's up?

- Oh, f*ck!

- Oh, f*ck!

- What? Oh, shit!

F*ck, yo, don't put it

back on the truck!

Help me up, dude!

- Help me fucking get 'em up!

- Dude, use your legs.

Just use your legs,

hurry up!

Oh, f*ck, bro, peace out, dawg!

Yo, good luck, Eli!

My mind's state is like

F*ck him up, f*ck him up

Alright, check out this

little chino right here, eh.

See what this fool's got.

Hey, where you from, ese?

Hey, f*ck you!

What'd he say? What!

What'd you say, little punk?

- Whassup, whassup?

- What'd you say?

What'd you say?

What'd you say, ese?

You wanna bang, ese?

You wanna bang,

little fucker?

Not so bad now, huh, punk!

You care I didn't

take your chain, ese.

Take you home

cryin' to your mama.

Let's get outta here

before the huras come.

Hey, you ready?

Hey, I told you

we'll be leavin' at 7,

you better not be sleepin'.

At that point, Sergeant Koon

pointed out on the videotape

where he believed Rodney King

made that one-point landing.

Yo, I got the shoes from Joseph.

If we wanna

make rent this month,

we gotta move

these shoes like, today. my...

in my heart

At one point, Sergeant Koon

said that he had to shout something

to Officer Lawrence Powell.

According to Koon...


I could see the light

on the other side

Everything's gonna be

just fine

with a little more time


Hey, yo, man, what's up?

Man, what's up?!

He's sleeping.

Man, who sleep

like that anyway?

You can't argue with me on this,

I wasn't even there.

It wasn't me.

Nah, it's my sister,

hold on a second.

Do we got anything to eat?

Nah, they cleaned us out.

Got any lunch money?

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Justin Chon

Justin Jitae Chon (born May 29, 1981) is an American actor, director, and YouTube personality. He is best known for portraying Eric Yorkie in The Twilight Saga film series, for his critically acclaimed 2017 film Gook, and for being a member of the K-pop parody group Boys Generally Asian. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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