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<p>(L-R) Michael James, Michael B. Jordan, Trestin George, Thomas Wright, Kevin Durand, and Alejandra Nolasco star in "Fruitvale Station."</p>

(L-R) Michael James, Michael B. Jordan, Trestin George, Thomas Wright, Kevin Durand, and Alejandra Nolasco star in "Fruitvale Station."

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