Charm City Kings Movie

3 kindgs. 2 choices. 1 summer.

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Who's Involved:

Will Smith, James Lassiter, William Catlett, Jada Pinkett Smith, Meek Mill, Teyonah Parris, Angel Manuel Soto, Milan Ray, Jahi Di'Allo Winston, Marla Aaron Wapner, Donielle T. Hansley Jr.

Release Date:

Thursday, October 8, 2020 MAX

pervasive language, sexual references and some violence
Runtime: 2 hrs, 5 m
Language: English

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Plot: What's the story about?

Growing up in West Baltimore, teenage Mouse feels the fierce pull of different forces: Between notorious ex-con Blax and concerned Detective Rivers, and between the straight path set for Mouse by his concerned mother and the dangers of gang life, which took his brother’s life. The one truth Mouse knows is that he loves the power, artistry and energy of “The Ride” — the exhilarating motorized-dirt-bike scene that is both pastime and passion on the streets of Baltimore. During one eventful summer, Mouse steers his way through two father figures, a first girlfriend, the pull of illegal choices and the thrill of stunt-riding.

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Who stars in Charm City Kings: Cast List

The Marvels, They Cloned Tyrone  

We Have a Ghost  


... Detective Rivers

Abigail, A Thousand and One  



... Blax

12 O'Clock Boys  

Who's making Charm City Kings: Crew List

A look at the Charm City Kings behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director Angel Manuel Soto last directed Blue Beetle and 12 O'Clock Boys.


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Production: What we know about Charm City Kings?

Key Facts

  1. The film was removed from theatrical release and will now premiere on HBO Max (6/20/2020).
  2. Charm City Kings had world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival on January 27, 2020.

Filming Timeline

  1. 2019 - December: The film was set to Completed  status.

Charm City Kings Release Date: When was the film released?

Charm City Kings was a MAX release in 2020 on Thursday, October 8, 2020.

Charm City Kings DVD & Blu-ray Release Date: When was the film released?

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Charm City Kings was released on DVD & Blu-ray on Tuesday, August 2, 2022 .

Q&A Asked about Charm City Kings

Apr. 27, 2020
Is Charm City Kings based on a true story?
Apr. 27, 2020 Charm City Kings is a feature film adaption of the 2013 documentary 12 O'Clock Boys by Lofty Nathan. The documentary focuses on urban dirt-bike riders in Baltimore, Maryland. The boy, Pug, was filmed over a three-year period starting when he was 13.
Apr. 27, 2020
Why did the Charm City Kings release date change?
Apr. 27, 2020 Due to the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic, Sony Pictures Classics delayed the original release date from April 10, 2020 to August 14, 2020.

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