Release Date: 11/27/20; Limited (Original Release: August 2020; American Black Film Festival)
Director: Preston A. Whitmore II
Studio(s): Dutch Film Productions, Imani Entertainment Group, Imani Films, Faith Media Distribution
Running Time: 101 mins.
Cast: Lance Gross, Melissa L. Williams, Macy Gray, Tyrin Turner, Michael Blackson, Jeremy Meeks, James Hyde.
Story: The film is based on Teri Woods’ hit novel of the same name. Bernard “Dutch” James Jr., is an ambitious drug dealer who has his sights set on becoming the East Coast’s top drug lord while battling a high-profile court case. From his early skill as a car thief, Dutch recognized the opportunity to rule the streets and he seized it. With both the protection and respect of the Mafia, Dutch becomes the most terrifying force on the streets. District Attorney Anthony Jacobs is determined to take down Dutch and his crew, and he’s confident that his witnesses will testify against them. The book “Dutch” was part of a trilogy series that first began in 2003. It was followed by “Dutch II: Angel’s Revenge,” and “Dutch III: International Gangster.”Source(s): vibe.com; abff.com/2020; IMDB; defpen.com.