Equal Standard

Release Date:   5/721 – In Theaters; 6/8/21 – VOD (5/14/20 – Original Release)
Genre:  Action
Rating:  NR
Director:  Brendan Kyle Cochrane
Studio(s):  First Born Production, Digital Seven, Mutiny Pictures, Safier Entertainment.
Running Time:  101 mins.

Cast:  Ice -T (Croft), Tobias Truvillion (Chris Jones), ​Maurice Benard (Captain Chavat Issak), Syleena Johnson (Jackie Jones), Robert Clohessy (Detective Rullan), Fredro Starr (Du), Chris Kerson (Detective Kevin Mckenzie), Anthony ‘ Treach’ Criss (Trigger).

Story:  New York City police officers’ lives collide in interweaving stories of race, rank, loss, and betrayalAn NYPD Detective is shot by one of his own, benevolent brothers in uniform. Communities are ignited – to march for justice. Gangs put their differences aside – for a united fight, an equal opportunity. “That people not be judged by the color of their skin but for the content of their character.” The movement and unity impacts City society and leads to a Blue Wall intervention within the Police force. White cops’ lust for change and act on it – by flushing out racism. Not an easy fight. In the end, what was considered impossible, became possible.

Equal Standard will not only take you through the storm, it will show you that racism is only a mental chain – a chain that can and will be broken in spite of insecurities, beliefs or differences. African American Detective Chris Jones, with Caucasian Detective David McKenzie, reveal that, when McKenzie’s brother’s life is taken by an African American Detective – in a shooting under “Friendly Fire” law. By the end, there are no fingers to point.  Sources:  Official site, equalstandardmovie.com; IMDB.

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