Synopsis: Hannah and Tahir fall in love while homeless on the streets of New York. Shelter explores how they got there, and as we learn about their pasts we realize they need each other to build a future.
Genre: Drama
Director(s): Paul Bettany
Production: Screen Media Films
  1 nomination.
Rotten Tomatoes:
105 min

When I call your name,

step out and tell me your date of birth.

You hear your name, you'll be moved to

another holding cell. From there, court.

- Stand in line. Brendon Johnson.

- Yes, sir.

Tahir Ibrahim Abdi.

No papers.

No. No other record sheet.

Came in on a visa in 2008...

and has overstayed his welcome.


Sign here.

Thank you, officer.

And here.

- Thank you.

- Sign here for your personal items.

Thank you.

- Are you fucking with me?

- No, you are just doing your job.

No reason for me to be impolite.

Now, the policeman

who did this to my face,

- that's another story.

- You wanna make a complaint?

You are funny. I like you.

I don't like you. Now, get out of here.

I can go?

The charge was reduced to disorderly conduct

which is a civil offense, not a crime.

ICE says, until you commit a crime,

you are not a deportation priority.

- Thank you, officer.

- Okay, get out.

No, no, no.

Jerry. Jerry!

- I had no choice, Tahir.

- What happened?

- There was too many of 'em.

- What happened to my things?

There used to be an understanding

between our kind. A code.

- I watch your things, you watch mine.

- Not no more.

- That's what we said.

- Well, I'm sorry, Tahir.

- But there was loads of 'em.

- Alright.

- Big fellas, too.

- Alright, alright. You're alright.


You are wearing my boots.

- What?

- Those are my boots.

Them make some good winter boots.

I know.

That's what I said when I got them.

They're my boots now, Tahir.

They're my boots now.

Come back again on Friday.

We would like to see you both.

You come back for lunch anytime you want.

Good to see you. Are you back?

No. No, I just need some clothes

and bedding. My things were stolen.

- How?

- I left the door to my penthouse open.

Come inside. It's a thousand degrees.

You don't wanna come back

into the program?

No. Really, no. I just need

some clothes and bedding.

Can't just give out the clothes, Tahir.

Clothing pickup is on Thursday

between three and five.

You're welcome to come back then.

And we don't give out bedding.

- It's going to rain this evening.

- So why not stay here tonight?

Come back, Tahir.

I shouldn't be here.

This is exactly where you should be.

- Excuse me, can you spare a cigarette?

- Oh, sure.

- Here you go.

- Thank you.

Can I have another one? Please?


Excuse me, can you spare some change?

Excuse me, can you spare some change?

Thank you so much.

Thank you. Have a great day.

Excuse me, can you spare a cigarette?

Thank you. Can I have one more?

Excuse me, can you spare some change?

Excuse me. Excuse me.

Excuse me.

Excuse me, can you spare some change?

Can you spare some change?

Come on.

Stop following me.

What is your fucking problem?

- That is my jacket.

- Your what?

That's my jacket.

You got it back on Jerry's alley.

- It's a hundred fucking degrees out.

- It is mine.

You want your jacket? You just want your

jacket then you're gonna leave me alone?

I just want what is mine.


Now, go!


Come off the bridge.

I know why people come up here.

I wanna go! I wanna go!

I wanna go, please!

I wanna go! I wanna go!

Stay here for a minute.

I made you a bed. At the end.

On your own, you know?

I'll sleep here.

Good morning.

Eat. There is nothing of you.

What is your name?

Alright, now hit the drum. Ready?


Come on.

Left down. Go! Now you. Now you.

Thank you.

No, no. Thank you.

No, no. Thank you. Lady, we have no money.

- Then why'd you stay in this line?

- What?

- Why didn't you stand in this line?

- F*ck you.

- What's the problem?

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Paul Bettany

Paul Bettany (born 27 May 1971) is an English actor. He is known for his voice role as J.A.R.V.I.S. and as the Vision in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, specifically the films Iron Man (2008), Iron Man 2 (2010), The Avengers (2012), Iron Man 3 (2013), Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015), Captain America: Civil War (2016), and Avengers: Infinity War (2018). He first came to the attention of mainstream audiences when he appeared in the British film Gangster No. 1 (2000), and director Brian Helgeland's film A Knight's Tale (2001). He has gone on to appear in a wide variety of films, including A Beautiful Mind (2001), Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003), Dogville (2003), Wimbledon (2004), and the adaptation of the novel The Da Vinci Code (2006). He also portrayed Dryden Vos in Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018). He has been nominated for various awards, including BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role and a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture. Bettany is married to American actress Jennifer Connelly, with whom he has two children. His most commercially successful films have been Avengers: Infinity War, which has grossed over US$2 billion, The Avengers, which grossed over US$1.5 billion, its sequel Avengers: Age of Ultron, which grossed over US$1.4 billion, Iron Man 3, which grossed over US$1.2 billion, Captain America: Civil War, which grossed over US$1.1 billion, and The Da Vinci Code, which grossed US$758 million. more…

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