The Emergency cast features RJ Cyler, Donald Elise Watkins and Sabrina Carpenter. This info article contains minor spoilers and character details for Carey Williams’ 2022 Amazon movie. Check out more streaming guides in Vague Visages’ Know the Cast section.
Emergency follows two college students who plan for a party event. Sean hopes to maintain his high, while Kunle worries about a medical culture test and his future at Princeton University. When the protagonists and their friend discover an intoxicated young woman, they provide help but accidentally make the situation worse. Here’s every main performer and character in Emergency, an adaptation of Carey Williams and KD Dávila’s 2018 short film.
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Emergency Cast: RJ Cyler as Sean
Character Profile: A student at Buchanan. He’s a vaper who prepares for a party event called the Legendary Tour. Sean teases his best friend for being a nerd while suggesting that he’s both weak and not prepared to deal with adult Black men.
Cyler’s Resume: Earl in Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (2015), Andy Moon in War Machine (2017), Dan in Sierra Burgess Is a Loser (2018), Deion Elliot in Scream: The TV Series (2019), Jim Beckwourth in The Harder They Fall (2021)
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Emergency Cast: Donald Elise Watkins as Kunle
Character Profile: Sean’s best friend. He plans to attend Princeton University and forgets to lock a fridge that contains his cultures for a medical test. Kunle grapples with his fears after being targeted by the police.
Watkins’ Resume: Opening Treble #2 in Pitch Perfect (2012), Wilson in Free State of Jones (2016), Brock Mumford in Bolden (2019), Thomas in Black Box (2020), Rumsey Brooks in The Underground Railroad (2021)
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Emergency Cast: Sebastian Chacon as Carlos
Character Profile: Sean and Kunle’s friend. He’s a mechanical aerospace engineer who wears a fanny pack. Carlos helps a drunken girl but accidentally gives her more alcohol.
Chacon’s Resume: Rico in Narcos (2017), Pito in Pose (2018), Lucas in Tales of the City (2019), Ricky in Angelfish (2019), Fly Rico in Penny Dreadful: City of Angels (2020)
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Emergency Cast: Sabrina Carpenter as Maddie
Character Profile: A student at Buchanan. She gets worried about her missing sister. Maddie speaks abrasively to people throughout the film and attacks Sean and Kunle with a stick.
Carpenter’s Resume: Princess Vivian in Sofia the First (2013-18), Merrin Williams at 13 in Horns (2013), Jenny Parker in Adventures in Babysitting (2016), Hailey in The Hate U Give (2018), Quinn Ackerman in Work It (2020)
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Emergency Cast: Maddie Nichols as Emma
Character Profile: Maddie’s sister, a high school senior. She gets fall-down drunk while playing beer pong and ends up at Carlos’ home. Emma’s condition worsens after she inadvertently drinks something called “death punch.”
Nichols’ Resume: Billy in Darlin’ (2019), Robin in Ann Rule’s A Murder to Remember (2020), Wanda Davidson in The Outsider (2020), Lola Pierce in Creepshow (2021-), Kat Duncan in Vendetta (2022)
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The Emergency cast also includes Madison Thompson (Grease: Rise of the Pink Ladies, Ozark), Diego Abraham (The Walking Dead: World Beyond), Gillian Rabin (Who Is Killing the Cheerleaders?, Just What the Doctor Ordered), Patrick Lamont Jr. (Money Plane, Holidate), Robert Hamilton (movie debut) and Summer Madison (Teenage Bounty Hunters, The Wonder Years).
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