Foster Boy

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Film Info
Genre:Drama
Run Time:104
Premiere Status:World Premiere
Country:United States
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Youssef Delara Youssef Delara Youssef Delara Youssef Delara
Cast:Matthew Modine, Sean Paul McGhie, Louis Gossett Jr.
Producer:Peter Samuelson
Screenwriter:Jay Paul Deranaty

Description

Michael Trainer is the lawyer at the center of a trial in which a for-profit corporation contracted to run Foster care placements puts a known sex offender into the same Foster home as his young client Jamal, with catastrophic results. Michael, a successful litigator with a long career in protecting his corporate clients’ business practices, has been blinded from recognizing the real damage they can cause. He wants nothing to do with Jamal's case until a Judge forces him to accept it. Initially he sees Jamal, a rough-around-the-edges African American youth, as just another taker, trying to get a piece of corporate profits. But when Jamal refuses to settle the case, Michael begins his representation in earnest. As their work together reveals the horrifying depth of the corrupt and abusive for-profit Foster care agency, Michael is transformed from reluctant defender to fierce warrior in the battle for justice.

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