America Brown (2005)

America Brown
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating None
Runtime 1hr 27mins.
Genres Drama
Keywords coming-of-age
Status Released
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Hill Harper Actor John Cross 1 1000001
Natasha Lyonne Actor Vera 1 1000002
Ryan Kwanten Actor America Brown 1 1000003
Elodie Bouchez Actor Rosie 1 1000004
Michael Rapport Actor Daniel Brown 1 1000005
Frankie Faison Actor Coach Bryant 1 1000006
Leo Burmester Actor Bo Williams 1 1000007
Karen Black Actor Marianne Brown 1 1000008
Elizabeth Bove Actor Mrs. Noonan 1 1000009
Paul Black Director n/a 2 2000001
Andrew Fierberg Producer n/a 3 3000001
Christina Lurie Producer n/a 3 3000002
Paul Black Producer n/a 3 3000003
Paul Black Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Linus Hume Post-Production Supervisor Postproduction Supervisor 120796 5000001
Richard Rutkowski Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Keiko Deguchi Editor n/a 172 7000001
Michael Montes Music n/a 120781 8000001
Ethan Tobman Production Designer n/a 164 9000001
Adrienne Stern Casting n/a 179 10000001
Bega Metzner Costume Designer n/a 169 13000001
Paul Hsu Sound n/a 120816 14000001
Synopsis
America Brown was born and raised in a West Texas town where football is treated more like a religion than a game. Raised by a single mother, America's primary male role model has been his older brother Daniel, who has drilled it into Ricky's head that it's his destiny to be a football star. But America has come to hate football, and especially loathes Bo, the manipulative coach of his high-school team. Desperate to get away from it all, America runs away to New York City, where he seeks refuge with John Cross, a one-time football legend from West Texas who gave up the game to become a Catholic priest. As America looks to find a new life, he finds in Cross a man who is still haunted by his past and smitten with a woman in his congregation, Rosie. America, meanwhile, develops an infatuation of his own with Vera, a pretty but streetwise girl who waits tables at a neighborhood diner.