The Gateway (2021)
This gritty, edge-of-your-seat crime thriller stars Shea Whigham (American Hustle), Olivia Munn (X-Men: Apocalypse), and Frank Grillo (The Grey). Parker is played by Whigham, a down-on-his-luck social worker who gets himself into trouble when he tries to defend his client from her recently paroled husband. Will Parker be able to protect the family from the insane drug dealer and his gang, who are anxious to regain their prized stash?
Taryn Manning, Mark Boone Jr., Taegen Burns, and Bruce Dern also star in The Gateway. The film is directed by Michele Civetta, who co-wrote the script with Alex Felix Bendaa and Andrew Levitas. Civetta’s second feature film, The Gateway, is a departure from her previous film, Agony, a traditional horror film.
The Gateway: Release Date
Because the prospective release dates of the film are frequently subject to change due to COVID-19, be sure to check back frequently for the most up-to-current The Gateway release date.
Lionsgate, Grindstone Entertainment Group, Signature Entertainment, and Splendid Film were set to release “The Gateway” on 3 September 2021, with Lionsgate, Grindstone Entertainment Group, Signature Entertainment, and Splendid Film handling distribution.
The Gateway: Cast
The complete cast and characters of the film “The Gateway” are listed below. Actors and actresses are typically listed in order of their credits.
Shea Whigham as Parker, Olivia Munn as Dahlia, Frank Grillo and Zach Avery as Mike, Bruce Dern, Keith David,Taryn Manning, Mark Boone Junior, Taegen Burns as Ashley, Alexander Wraith as Louis, Jay Hieron as Paul, Jessica Medina as Latina, Robert Bess as Blackjack Dealer (credit only), Sydney Aston as Casino Gambler, Nick Daly as Det. Bachman, Rosé Belara Young as Prostitute, Bree Holcombe as Undercover 1, Lisa Edmondson as Casino Guest, Paul D’Elia as Inner City Folk, Mounir Quazzani as Hector, Richard Strauss as Watson, Kerry Paige as Jazz Patron, William G. Tomek as Casino guest, Kendrix Lamaz Brown as Ronnie, John S.Howell Sr.as Bar regular, David Abernethy as Self – Casino Guest DeRome A. Chrétien as Inmate George Ludden as Casino Gambler
Audrey Froomberg as Schoolgirl
Shannon Adawn as Detective King
Alix Brown as 70’s Mom,Joy Okonta
as Schoolgirl, Larissa Forbes-Brown
as Resident, Alex Iaquinto as K-Town Kid, Christina Almas as Self – Christina Almas- Pedestrian
The Gateway: Plot
When a single mother’s daughter’s father returns from jail, a social worker assigned to her care intervenes and leads them into a life of crime.
The Gateway: Trailer
Whigham’s Parker, a social worker who goes above and beyond his job to keep his customers’ families together, is introduced in the trailer. Dahlia (Munn) and her daughter require special attention, especially once the child’s father is released from prison and becomes dangerously connected with a drug cartel. Parker will have to decide how far he is ready to go to protect a youngster who isn’t related to him when confronted with the perils of stepping in the way of drug dealers and robbers.
The Gateway then devolves into carnage as a result of characters making irrational choices. It ends with a statistic stating that 250,000 children join the foster care system each year, so the film’s heart looks to be in the right place, but the execution is conventional with congested action.
There are other instances where either the editing is poor or Bruce Dern is completely unaware of what is going on in the plot. When the sensitive subject calls for a more low-key, humanizing touch, the film functions as boisterously as Bruce Dern. Any joys gained are superficial machismo that is quickly forgotten. Even if the finale is cliche, there is some satisfaction in sticking it out.