FRUITVALE-STATION, New Movie Release, Racist, Ryan Coogler, Shooting death

FRUITVALE-STATION is a must see movie!


A true story written and directed by a young Ryan Coogler, the film recreates the last day in the life of Oscar Grant. The 22-year-old unarmed black man in Oakland, CA who was shot and killed by a Bart Transit police office on New Years day 2009.

The film won the two top prizes at the Sundance Film Festival and has become a cause to be negative amongst critics. Activists are seizing the opportunity to promote the movie, which calls for justice and implies that nothing like it has occurred yet, since the cop who shot and killed Oscar Grant only served 11 months in prison and Grant’s family has prevailed in a large civil suit.

Grant’s character who is played by 22-year-old subject (Michael B. Jordan), who was a small-time criminal who cheated on his girlfriend and had been fired from a job at a grocery store. All of these flaws are depicted in the film, but nevertheless “Fruitvale Station,” a debut effort from young filmmaker Ryan Coogler, tries to fit a halo on its subject, seemingly to play up the audience’s sympathies and it works.

Despite Grants shortcomings the film show that he was an ordinary, everyday black man struggling to make his life right and did not deserve to be shot in the back by a cop while lying face down on a subway platform.

Although the movie is a true story, it fails to deliver more of the point that the shooting was a cover-up. The many witnesses, spectators and friends of Oscar Grant had cell phone footage of the shooting, yet their cell phones were confiscated illegally by police officers before they got off the train that New Years Eve.

Warning: Fresh off the heels of a George Zimmerman “not guilty” verdict, this film is a tear jerker that will piss you off into the reality of the injustices to all unarmed African American men being killed all over this country.

Support this film because those right wing conservatives don’t want to ignite the truth for you to view!

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111 thoughts on “FRUITVALE-STATION is a must see movie!”

  1. Thanks Tracy. A lot people know the story which is why I believe they don’t want to see the movie.

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  2. Tracy OMG thanks.
    The point of the movie IMO, wasn’t to gain sympathy but to humanize Oscar Grant. It is sad Lawd have mercy it is.

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  3. Tracy I didn’t wanna see it for the reasons that I know it’s gonna PISS ME OFF! It just came out last night so I may check it out before the weekend is over.

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  4. Fresh off the heels of a George Zimmerman “not guilty” verdict, this film is a tear jerker that will piss you off into the reality of the injustices to all unarmed African American men being killed all over this country.

    Holla!! It’s open season on the black man in America my question for you Trace “where is God in all of this?”

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    1. my question for you Trace “where is God in all of this?”
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      I can answer that, HE’S STILL ON THE THRONE! just seems that we don’t need him or call on HIM until a tragedy happens.

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      1. my question for you Trace “where is God in all of this?”
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        It’s puzzling i tell you but the movie is just so sad. i kinda hate i saw it in a way.

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      2. my question for you Trace “where is God in all of this?”
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        I can answer that, HE’S STILL ON THE THRONE! just seems that we don’t need him or call on HIM until a tragedy happens.
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        He might be still on the throne @ Rezzie but i shole wished he would come down and deal with these racist cops getting away with killing our young men.

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      3. Fresh off the heels of a George Zimmerman “not guilty” verdict, this film is a tear jerker that will piss you off into the reality of the injustices to all unarmed African American men being killed all over this country.
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        This is the main reason why i don’t want to see it. 😦

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      4. my question for you Trace “where is God in all of this?”
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        Please and God is asking: WHERE DA FUCK Y’ALL AT? STOP WAITING ON GOD CAUSE HE WAITING ON US.

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  5. Ryan Coogler is NO Tyler Perry and that’s for damn sure! The movie is explosive and this young man did an excellent job with this film. Saw it last night and I couldn’t sleep afterwards.

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    1. Olivijah,
      I Cosign, despite the films predestined finale.Ryan Coogler and his actors do such a good job the film it’s consistently compelling. That Octavia Spencer played the SHIT outta that role. Oh I love her!!!

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      1. The movie details the last day of his life. 😦 it was so sad
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        of course it is which is why i can’t stomach seeing it.

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      1. i was on pins n needles the whole time because i knew the end and what was gonna happen next.
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        That’s because you knew the story. most of the movie goers know the boy will eventually die. But seeing that on a big screen was heart-breaking and when his daughter see that (because they won’t allow her to see it until she’s in her teens) it’s gonna tare her heart out all over again.

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  6. Went too see it fam and the director did an amazing job detailing the life of oscar grant. Sad how that innocent boy was shot. Life taken too soon. 😦

    Movie is a must see.

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  7. I saw the movie tonight and was moved to tears by what happened. That man loved his little daughter. I knew the mother didnt know how to explain to her that her father had died. It was so sad people fa real. 😦

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  8. Coogler, an Oakland native, recalls hearing about the news of the incident from friends that night. “It was just horrifying,” Coogler has said of the shooting. “He looked like us; I mean that could’ve been any one of us there.” Star Michael B. Jordan, who plays Grant, has echoed similar sentiments: “It’s something that gets you upset. It could’ve been me. It could’ve been my brother. It could’ve been one of my friends.”

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  9. I think it’s whacked how the cop that shot grant only served 11 months in prison that was so fucked up!!!!

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      1. what was the cops name in real life anybody know?
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        The cops name is Johannes Mehserle and he will get what’s coming to him. They always do. Johannes Mehserle just murdered Oscar Grant in front of all those people.like it was nothing. seeing that fucked me up. Yeah we all knew the outcome of what was gonna happen but seeing that shit hurt to the core!!!

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  10. Cop took that lil girl’s father. He meant to tase him? How da fuck do you confuse a taser with a gun? One you touch the person with and the other you hold at some distance and shoot, but aren’t police taught to fire a warning shot before they actually aim at their target? Hope that cop ROT in his own hell.

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    1. My thing is this, with Oscar Grant already lying on his stomach, face down, and not moving much, and in handcuffs too, he was no threat to the cop and needed no further subduing. So no gun of any type needed to be pulled on him at that point! That boy died for nothing! 😦

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      1. The other cop in the train station that day who was running around yelling obscenities contributed to Mehserle’s state of mind. I think the BART brass would agree with me, since they fired him too.

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      2. Zenna,
        I Cosign…..Watching the cellphone video it looks like they already had him subdued so there was time to make sure you had the taser instead of the gun. Just sad. 😦 I remember when this happened there being a discussion about why the officer didn’t know his gun from his taser.

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      3. He meant to tase him? How da fuck do you confuse a taser with a gun?
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        Oscar Grant took a cell phone picture of BART officer Johannes Mehserle holding a Taser, just moments before he pulled his gun and shot and killed Grant on a BART platform on New Year’s Day 2009.

        In a pre-trial hearing in Los Angeles Superior Court, Alameda County Prosecutor David Stein said he plans to use the photo as evidence that Mehserle knew the difference between his Taser and his gun, just before he shot and killed Grant.

        Defense attorney Michael Rains plans to argue Mehserle mistook his gun for his Taser.

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  11. This movie tore me up after he was shot and his mother saw him in the hospital laying on that table dead 😦 OMG that scene ripped me apart.

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  12. After viewing the film I truly felt I relived that night with Oscar, his girl friend, and friends. I strongly encourage everyone to see this inspiring yet heartbreaking film. Bring your tissues!

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  13. I’ve seen it twice. I’m not a celebrity. I have not been paid. This is an awesome film! It is honest and raw — so not Hollywoodized! It is pure! I highly recommend it!

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  14. Ya know when New Year’s eve came in the movie you sit there saying “Please don’t go or drive like he wanted too” but we all know that didn’t happen. And it was his mother who encouraged them to take the train, now she has to live with that. The girlfriend Sophina will live with the memory of what happened every New Years Eve for the rest of her life. 😦 Oh God this movie is sad…Just so unfortunate!!

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  15. This movie was sad and my heart aches for his daughter. i can’t imagine how she feels being without her father. having his life taken away from her. he loved that little girl.

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  16. I was no more good as that young man was shot, then layed there on the pavement dying and bleeding. He couldn’t understand why the cop shot him and the painful part is he thought about his daughter as he lay there dying. i coulodn’t stop crying but watching this movie made me angry as hell.

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  17. This movie was great and heartbreaking to watch especially after the Zimmerman verdict. Go see it, it’s worth every penny people.

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  18. Go pay your money to see Fruitvale in support of this young man black director, and his continuing efforts to bring us film concerning the injustices we face daily!

    Support your local black establishments, support your brothers and sisters however you can!

    We need to unite and make a positive impact in our communities!

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  19. Regarding the movie, it is pretty awesome, great cinematography, but I hope they do realize that the plot should have been better and had a better ending… but overall, its pretty good movie!

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  20. Its important for people to remember that the cop who shot this UN-armed man in his BACK and killed him….. that cop only got 11 months in jail for that killing.

    The media did a study of the sentence and determined that the sentence was only 1/3 of what mere, not-important civilians get sentenced to for the same criminal violation.

    The corrupt farce of a “justice system” had to act… because the event was huge news….. but that corrupt farce of a system did its best to protect the killer cop.

    Its also important to realize that several cops lost their jobs for perjury due to the LIES they fabricated in an attempt to protect one another from legal prosecution. They didn’t count on the BART station surveillance videos recording the event… and contradicting their LIES.

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    1. Its important for people to remember that the cop who shot this UN-armed man in his BACK and killed him….. that cop only got 11 months in jail for that killing.
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      No Justice No Peace!!!!

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      1. Its important for people to remember that the cop who shot this UN-armed man in his BACK and killed him….. that cop only got 11 months in jail for that killing.
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        Oh Wow! Didn’t know that. I know he was charged with manslaughter should’ve known they’d protect him.

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  21. An impressive debut, but this was like the Sundance version of a Hallmark movie.

    Oscar Grant obviously didn’t deserve to be shot to death while being restrained, so I don’t think we need a bunch of “look at what a great person he was – he’s a wonderful dad, a loving boyfriend, son, brother, a lover of stray dogs and strangers looking for fish at the grocery store” to feel the humanity and injustice of the situation.

    To be completely honest, I felt more empathy watching the cell phone video of the incident than the rest of the film. Still, some beautiful performances and a solid debut for a filmmaker.

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  22. My heart also hurts so bad. I saw the movie and something’s gotta change. Congrats to cast and crew on an amazing film. Truly amazing.

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  23. Praise the Lord Ceo Family,
    I haven’t seen this film but i remember the dreadful day it happened and how the rioting started in LA as a result of the cell phone footage of the shooting going viral. It’s a shame this young, unarmed black man died senselessly and left a family to grieve and cope with such an injustice. Not only an injustice to them but an injustice to us all, Oscar Grant today my family member tomorrow. We’re all in the same boat, which is why we need to lean on a higher power to see us through.

    Peace y’all enjoy your Sunday!

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  24. Such a sad tragic story. I remember when I first saw the video of Oscar being shot. I couldn’t believe the officer would be so reckless in front of a train full of bystanders.

    Thank God for technology. Seems the only way people can any small peace of justice

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  25. Warning: Fresh off the heels of a George Zimmerman “not guilty” verdict, this film is a tear jerker that will piss you off into the reality of the injustices to all unarmed African American men being killed all over this country.

    Word Trace Word is bond that’s exactly how the movie made me feel. Thanks for the review you were ON POINT!!!

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    1. Good morning all :waves: Why is it that this movie hurt my heart and I hate that i saw it? UGH.

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      1. Good morning Ceo peeps!
        How was you all’s weekend?? I saw this movie and was hurt.
        So @ Corp, I feel U.

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      2. Morning everybody.
        Fruitvale Station is a must see if you wanna know the truth as to what happened. It’s a sad true story people.

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      3. Hello Fam.

        I know the Oscar Grant story and care NOT TO SEE it re-played on the big movie screen. Why piss myself off un-necessarily. I commend the young director for having the courage to tell a story with passion.

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      4. There’s a new post up but brace yourselves it’s gross.
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        CoSign but Tracy’s back and I’m happy as hell! 😆

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  26. I see why riots ignited when the cop killed oscar grant. that shit was an open face assassination with a train full of witnesses. it was sad indeed.

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    1. I remember when this happened.
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      Me too which is why I don’t know if I wanna see it. It’s not playing in too many places here in Florida where I am.

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      1. I remember when this happened.
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        So many young black men been killed unjustly in this country till it’s hard to keep up.

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      2. I remember when this happened.
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        It was all over the news. Especially when they started rioting.

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  27. I don’t doubt the movie hits home with the truth but based on what I know of it thus far i don’t think I want to see it. We all know how it ends. No thank you.

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  28. Saw “Fruitvale Station” this weekend and yes Trace it successfully succeeded in pissing me off. The cop who killed Grant was convicted on a lesser charge and only served 11 months in prison. You should a heard the audience gasp in shock. I’m like WTF we use to THEM not valuing the black man’s life.

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    1. Haven’t seen the movie yet but let me scroll up and see what cha”ll done said about it so far.
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      that’s what i’m considering

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  29. My brother saw the movie and yes he talked about how it was an injustice to Oscar Grant and his family. I don’t know if I have the guts to go see it though.

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  30. Fruitvale station and the Zimmerman verdict is a serious wake-up call people.
    Watching PoliticNations and nappy headed Al talking bout voter suppression.

    There you have they tryna take us back to a sophisticated 60’s era.

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  31. this was a great movie. sad because of what happened to oscar grant plus it came in the top 10 opening weekend.

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