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The Inspection

November 18, 2022
1hr 35min
Status: released

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The Inspection Movie Details:

Country United States
Language English
Release dateSeptember 8, 2022 (TIFF)
November 18, 2022 (United States)
Running time1hr 35min
Age ratingR
StarringJeremy Pope
Raúl Castillo
McCaul Lombardi
Aaron Dominguez
Nicholas Logan
Eman Esfandi
Andrew Kai
Aubrey Joseph
Bokeem Woodbine
Gabrielle Union
Directed by Elegance Bratton
Written byElegance Bratton
Produced byEffie T. Brown
Chester Algernal Gordon
Cinematography by Lachlan Milne
Edited by Oriana Soddu
Music byAnimal Collective
Production CompanyA24
Gamechanger Films
Freedom Principle
Distributor A24

The Inspection Movie Cast & Characters:

  • Jeremy Pope as Ellis French
  • Raúl Castillo as Rosales
  • Bokeem Woodbine as Leland Laws
  • Gabrielle Union as Inez French
  • McCaul Lombardi as Laurence Harvey
  • Aaron Dominguez as Castro
  • Nicholas Logan as Brooks
  • Eman Esfandi as Ismail
  • Andrew Kai as Label
  • Aubrey Joseph as Boles


In Elegance Bratton’s deeply moving film inspired by his own story, 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.

The Inspection Movie Budget & Box Office Collection:

Budget$3 million
Worldwide Collection$406,644

About The Inspection Movie:

The Inspection is a American drama film written and directed by Elegance Bratton. Inspired by Bratton’s real-life experiences, the film follows a young gay black man who defiantly endures brutal training at a Marine Corps boot camp, seeking approval from his homophobic mother. It stars Jeremy Pope, Raúl Castillo, McCaul Lombardi, Aaron Dominguez, Nicholas Logan, Eman Esfandi, Andrew Kai, Aubrey Joseph, Bokeem Woodbine, and Gabrielle Union.

The film was shot over 19 days amidst scorching summer temperatures reaching 117 degrees in Jackson, Mississippi.

It is the first feature film directed by Elegance Bratton.

The Inspection had its world premiere at the 2022 Toronto International Film Festival on September 8, 2022, and was theatrically released in the United States on November 18 by A24.

The film received generally positive reviews from critics, with Pope’s performance being praised and earning a Golden Globe nomination.

The Inspection was released for VOD on January 24, 2023, followed by a Blu-ray and DVD release on February 21, 2023.