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Malcolm X (1972)

James Earl Jones narrates this fascinating and moving documentary about the life of the assassinated black leader through various sources.

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. See more awards »
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Biographical Narration (voice)
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Eulogy (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
John Ali ...
Himself (archive footage)
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Himself (archive footage)
Leon Ameer ...
Himself (archive footage)
Vida Blue ...
Himself (archive footage)
H. Rap Brown ...
Himself (archive footage) (as Rap Brown)
John Carlos ...
Himself (archive footage)
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Himself (archive footage)
Eldridge Cleaver ...
Himself (archive footage)
Ella Collins ...
Herself - Remarks After Death of Malcolm X (archive footage)
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Herself (archive footage)
Lee Evans ...
Himself - 1968 Olympics (archive footage) (as L. Evans)
Charles Evers ...
Himself (archive footage)
James Farmer ...
Himself - Remarks After Death of Malcolm X (archive footage)
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James Earl Jones narrates this fascinating and moving documentary about the life of the assassinated black leader through various sources.

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24 May 1972 (USA)  »

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$48,100,000 (USA)
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Connections

Referenced in Asterix and Obelix Meet Cleopatra (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

Strange Fruit
Written by Lewis Allan (uncredited)
Sung by Billie Holiday
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A Broad Look at Malcolm X
27 August 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

James Earl Jones narrates this fascinating and moving documentary about the life of the assassinated black leader through various sources.

Having an interest in history and to some degree the 1960s, I was vaguely aware of the Malcolm X story. I am especially interested in the FBI and the extreme measures they went to in order to bring their enemies down. In this regard, Malcolm shared a lot with Martin Luther King (who seems to have almost no part in this story).

How close to the true story does Spike Lee get in his film? Well, you have to watch this documentary to find out, or perhaps even read a book. The story of black rights is far from over, but rarely was there an individual who caught the nation's attention.


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