MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 404 this week

Rosewood (1997)

7.1
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.1/10 from 5,711 users   Metascore: 71/100
Reviews: 60 user | 34 critic | 20 from Metacritic.com

A dramatization of a 1923 horrific racist lynch mob attack on an African American community.

Director:

Writer:

Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $3.99 on Amazon Instant Video

Editors' Spotlight

Gortimer Gibbon's Life on Normal Street

Gortimer Gibbon's Life on Normal Street Debut's Today!


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 49 titles
created 27 Oct 2011
 
a list of 49 titles
created 09 Nov 2011
 
a list of 35 titles
created 16 Apr 2013
 
a list of 46 titles
created 1 month ago
 
a list of 27 titles
created 2 weeks ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Rosewood" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Rosewood (1997)

Rosewood (1997) on IMDb 7.1/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Rosewood.
3 wins & 10 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama | Romance | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

People from all different walks of life, encounter racial tension, rape, responsibility, and the meaning of an education on a university campus.

Director: John Singleton
Stars: Omar Epps, Kristy Swanson, Michael Rapaport
Baby Boy (2001)
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

This is the story of Jody, an unemployed young black man, who's been living with his mother for several years, even though he's got a child of his own. Romantically, he's having ... See full summary »

Director: John Singleton
Stars: AlexSandra Wright, Tyrese Gibson, Taraji P. Henson
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

In this film, we see the world through the eyes of main character Justice, a young African-American poet. A mail carrier invites a few friends along for a long overnight delivery run.

Director: John Singleton
Stars: Janet Jackson, Tupac Shakur, Regina King
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Saga of a group of childhood friends growing up in a Los Angeles ghetto.

Director: John Singleton
Stars: Cuba Gooding Jr., Laurence Fishburne, Hudhail Al-Amir
Shaft (2000)
Action | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

New York City police detective John Shaft (nephew of the original 1970s detective) goes on a personal mission to make sure the son of a real estate tycoon is brought to justice after a racially-motivated murder.

Director: John Singleton
Stars: Samuel L. Jackson, Vanessa Williams, Christian Bale
Abduction I (2011)
Action | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

A thriller centered on a young man who sets out to uncover the truth about his life after finding his baby photo on a missing persons website.

Director: John Singleton
Stars: Taylor Lautner, Lily Collins, Alfred Molina
Action | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

A suspended cop and his girlfriend blackmail an electronics expert into helping them break into the safe of the girlfriend's boss, a corrupt city councilman who's on the local mob's payroll.

Director: Kristine Peterson
Stars: Yvonne Farrow, Nicholas Cascone, Ray Baker
Biography | Music

A chronicle of the life of rapper Tupac Shakur.

Director: John Singleton
Drama | Thriller

During a layover, an ex-con's family is kidnapped by corrupt TSA operatives.

Director: John Singleton
Crime | Drama

In Tulia, Texas, an attorney (Berry) works on behalf of a group of local black men who are wrongly convicted of their involvement in a drug ring.

Director: John Singleton
Stars: Halle Berry, Collins Pennie
Rosewood (2014)
Short | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

When a wise, tired, and jaded old man meets for dinner with an irrepressible, hedonistic young woman with a taste for life, a wry sense of humor, and a concealed streak of compassion ... See full summary »

Director: Kryzz Gautier
Stars: Teri Reeves
Eternity II (1990)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.9/10 X  

TV producer James has an extremely vivid dream, in which he is a prince struggling to keep the kingdom at peace against the wishes of his warfaring brother, while at the same time competing... See full summary »

Director: Steven Paul
Stars: Jon Voight, Armand Assante, Wilford Brimley
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
John Wright
...
...
Sylvester Carrier
...
Duke Purdy
...
James Taylor
...
...
Beulah (Scrappie)
...
Lover
...
...
Fanny Taylor
...
Paul Benjamin ...
James Carrier
Kevin Jackson ...
Sam Carter
...
Poly
...
Henry Andrews
Edit

Storyline

Ving Rhames stars as Mann, a drifter caught in Rosewood, a town filled with racial prejudice. He ends up aiding the surviving African-Americans escape the town, with the help of a humble store owner played by Jon Voight. Written by Phil Curtolo <curt@epix.net>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

In 1923, a black town in Florida was burned to the ground, its people murdered because of a lie. Some escaped and survived because of the courage and compassion of a few extraordinary people. This film is for them.

Genres:

Action | Drama | History

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and some sexuality | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

21 February 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Rosewood Burning  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$13,104,494 (USA) (2 May 1997)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

| |

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Students from Eustis High School in Florida were asked if they and their families wanted to be extras in the film. See more »

Goofs

In the title sequence, the date is Thursday, December 31, 1922; in reality, that date was a Sunday. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Gertrude: G'mornin'.
Aunt Sarah: Good mornin', Sylvester.
Sylvester Carrier: Mornin', mama.
Aunt Sarah: Good mornin', Gertie.
Gertrude: Good mornin', Mama Sarah.
Aunt Sarah: Don't run with them eggs, Arnett!
See more »


Soundtracks

The Town Burns
Written and Produced by John Williams
Performed by Shirley Caesar
Courtesy of Word Records
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

The first film that I had to put my head in my mom shoudlers
4 November 2001 | by (Woodbridge,VA) – See all my reviews

When I first saw Rosewood at age 15, I was upset and shocked. To think that people could do to one another is shocking. Their are scenes in this movie that are hard to watch but that's part of the deepness. the film deserved some Oscar nod but sadly it went unnoticed. A important film everyone should see.


22 of 34 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
If this had 'nazis' instead of racist americans and . . . kdy_9
Black People of Rosewood = No Weapons?/No Self-Defense? blindtruth2010
I just visitied Rosewood this weekend Candicet102298
Could the massacre be prevented? LiveLaughLoveAlways
Who was the dead woman? thesexygerman
Cartoon characters scottcom36
Discuss Rosewood (1997) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?