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They Cloned Tyrone

A pulpy, sci-fi mystery caper in which an unlikely trio investigates a series of eerie events, alerting them to a nefarious conspiracy lurking directly beneath their hood. Fontaine, a neighborhood drug dealer, is shot dead by rival Isaac and then is very shocked to wake up in his bed the next morning unharmed. He and Slick Charles and Yo-Yo begin looking into the incident, and their search eventually leads them to a vast underground complex where a government – backed lab is performing experiments on the local Black population. Realizing that he is an artificial clone controlled by Nixon, Fontaine initially feels despair, but decides he needs to stand up to these white institutional overlords for the sake of his neighborhood.

Release Date: July 21, 2023 (Netflix)
Director: Juel Taylor
Writters: Tony Rettenmaier, Juel Taylor
Jamie Foxx as: Slick Charles
Co-Stars: John Boyega, Teyonah Parris
Runtime:  119 min
Genre: Comedy, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Rated: Rated R for pervasive language, violence, some sexual material and drug use
Links: Imdb

Jamie Foxx’s character

Foxx plays Slick Charles, an acquaintance of Tyrone Fontaine’s (played by John Boyega) and a procurer of sex workers. 


  • The movie was shot in Atlanta, GA between Dec 4, 2020 and Mar 19, 2021.
  • The film began a limited theatrical release on July 14, 2023 before streaming on Netflix a week later (July 21, 2023).