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  • American Fiction (2023)
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    117 min | Comedy, Drama
American Fiction (2023)
117 min | Comedy, Drama

Author Thelonious "Monk" Ellison is peeved because his latest offering hasn't caught fire with publishers, while a tome called We's Lives in Da Ghetto by Sintara Golden hits the bestseller lists, leaving Monk seething.
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Cord Jefferson (written by) | Percival Everett (based on the novel "Erasure" by)
Cord Jefferson (p.g.a.) | Jermaine Johnson (p.g.a.) | Nikos Karamigios (p.g.a.) | Ben LeClair (p.g.a.)
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Dec 22, 2023 (United States)


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49 cast members
Name Known for
Jeffrey Wright
Thelonious 'Monk' Ellison Thelonious 'Monk' Ellison   See fewer
Skyler Wright
Brittany Brittany   See fewer
John Ortiz
Arthur Arthur   See fewer
Joseph Marrella
Matthew Wilson Matthew Wilson   See fewer
Stephen Burrell
Jordan Phillips Jordan Phillips   See fewer
Issa Rae
Sintara Golden Sintara Golden   See fewer
Nicole Kempskie
Sintara's Moderator Sintara's Moderator   See fewer
Becki Dennis
Clinic Receptionist Clinic Receptionist   See fewer
Tracee Ellis Ross
Lisa Ellison Lisa Ellison   See fewer
Leslie Uggams
Agnes Ellison Agnes Ellison   See fewer
Kate Avallone
Woman on Patio Woman on Patio   See fewer
Sterling K. Brown
Clifford Ellison Clifford Ellison   See fewer
Dustin Tucker
Phillip Phillip   See fewer
Erika Alexander
Coraline Coraline   See fewer
Michele Proude
Bulger's Nurse Bulger's Nurse   See fewer
David De Beck
Dr. Bulger Dr. Bulger   See fewer
Okieriete Onaodowan
Van Go Jenkins Van Go Jenkins   See fewer
Keith David
Willy the Wonker Willy the Wonker   See fewer
Greta Quispe
Luz Borquez Luz Borquez   See fewer
J.C. MacKenzie
Carl Brunt Carl Brunt   See fewer
Adam Brody
Wiley Wiley   See fewer
Justin Andrew Phillips
Arthur's Intern (as Justin Phillips) Arthur's Intern (as Justin Phillips)   See fewer
Neal Lerner
Wilson Harnet Wilson Harnet   See fewer
Jenn Harris
Ailene Hoover Ailene Hoover   See fewer
Bates Wilder
Jon Daniel Sigmarsen Jon Daniel Sigmarsen   See fewer
Jason Armani Martinez
Nursing Home Orderly Nursing Home Orderly   See fewer
Michael Cyril Creighton
John Bosco John Bosco   See fewer
Celeste Oliva
Dr. Tiefel Dr. Tiefel   See fewer
Chhoyang Cheshatsang
Wiley's Assistant Wiley's Assistant   See fewer
Michael Malvesti
Plainclothes Cop Plainclothes Cop   See fewer
Russell J. Gannon
Man At Book Fair (uncredited) Man At Book Fair (uncredited)   See fewer
Samantha Gordon
Gaby (uncredited) Gaby (uncredited)   See fewer
Josh Habib
Lunch Patron (uncredited) Lunch Patron (uncredited)   See fewer
Ian Dylan Hunt
Book signing, Awards Dinner Guest (uncredited) Book signing, Awards Dinner Guest (uncredited)   See fewer
Ken Kansky
Book Awards Guest (uncredited) Book Awards Guest (uncredited)   See fewer
Anne Reardon
Waitress (uncredited) Waitress (uncredited)   See fewer
Megan Robinson
Kenya Dunston (uncredited) Kenya Dunston (uncredited)   See fewer
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