In the spring of 1980, a teenager is gunned down in the streets of Flatbush, Brooklyn. The police pressure a child witness to identify a suspect. As a result, Colin Warner, an 18-year-old kid from nearby Crown Heights, is wrongfully convicted of murder and sentenced to life in prison. Colin's childhood friend Carl 'KC' King devotes his life to fighting for Colin's freedom. He works on appeals, takes loans for lawyer fees and becomes a legal courier to learn the court system. Based on a true story.

  • 1 hr 40 minR
  • Drama

Crime, Coercion and Courage in CROWN HEIGHTS

CROWN HEIGHTS thoughtfully tackles this intense topic — still relevant today — by highlighting a blatant injustice that spanned more than 20 years.

Cast & Crew


  • Keith StanfieldActor

    Lakeith Lee Stanfield is an actor and rapper from Victorville, CA. At the age of 15, Lakeith attended the John Casablancas Modeling & Career Centers in Orange County. A few years later, he auditioned for Destin Cretton's then college thesis film Short Term 12. Later, the newer version of Short Term 12 would mark Lakeith's debut as a professional actor. Subsequently, he landed a role in the Martin Luther King biopic, Selma.
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  • BILL CAMPActor

  • Zach GrenierActor

  • MATT RUSKINDirector

  • MATT RUSKINProducer

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