The Inspection

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Brief Synopsis: "Ellis French is a young, gay Black man, rejected by his mother and with few options for his future, decides to join the Marines, doing whatever it takes to succeed in a system that would cast him aside. But even as he battles deep-seated prejudice and the grueling routines of basic training, he finds unexpected camaraderie, strength, and support in this new community, giving him a hard-earned sense of belonging that will shape his identity and forever change his life."

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MaddWolf Hope85 - The Inspection is a showcase for the idea that resilience comes from a balance of strength and forgiveness. French finds ways to forgive what to most would be unforgivable.
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People Involved

  • Jeremy Pope (Ellis French)
  • Gabrielle Union (Inez French)
  • Bokeem Woodbine (Laws)
  • Raúl Castillo (Rosales)
  • McCaul Lombardi (Harvey)
  • Nicholas Logan (Brooks)
  • Aaron Dominguez (Castro)
  • Eman Esfandi (Ismail)
  • Aubrey Joseph (Boles)
  • Andrew Kai (Label)
  • Tyler Merritt (Shamus)
  • Steve Mokate (Colonel Casey)
  • Brad Napp (Graduation Officer)
  • Daniel Williamson (PMI)
  • Wynn Reichert (Chaplain)