A newly released prisoner is forced by the leaders of his gang to orchestrate a major crime with a brutal rival gang on the streets of Southern California.
“Shot Caller” is a 2017 American crime thriller movie directed by Ric Roman Waugh. The movie stars Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Omari Hardwick, Lake Bell, and Jon Bernthal.
The plot of the movie revolves around a successful businessman named Jacob Harlon (played by Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) who is sentenced to prison after causing a fatal accident while driving under the influence. In prison, Harlon is forced to join a prison gang for his own survival and soon rises up the ranks to become one of the leaders of the gang. As he becomes more involved in the gang’s criminal activities, Harlon begins to lose touch with his former life and family on the outside.
The movie explores themes of survival, loyalty, and the consequences of one’s actions. It received generally positive reviews from critics and was praised for its intense performances and realistic portrayal of prison life.