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Queen of Katwe (2016)

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A Ugandan girl sees her world rapidly change after being introduced to the game of chess.

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Mugabi Brian
Taryn Kyaze ...
Night (as Taryn "Kay" Kyaze)
Ivan Jacobo ...
Young Richard
Nicolas Levesque ...
Older Richard
Ronald Ssemaganda ...
Ivan
Ethan Nazario Lubega ...
Benjamin
Nikita Waligwa ...
Gloria
Edgar Kanyike ...
Joseph
Esther Tebandeke ...
Sara Katende
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Hope Katende
Philip Luswata ...
Minister Aloysius Kyazze
Peter Odeke ...
Enoch Barumba
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A Ugandan girl sees her world rapidly change after being introduced to the game of chess.

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One girl's triumphant path to becoming a chess champion.

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Rated PG for thematic elements, an accident scene and some suggestive material | See all certifications »
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30 September 2016 (USA)  »

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Reina de Katwe  »

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$15,000,000 (estimated)

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$304,933 (USA) (23 September 2016)

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$8,805,918 (USA) (23 December 2016)
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Ugandan fashion mogul, Sylvia Owori, bought her way into the film as an extra at an auction that acted as a fundraiser for Maisha Film Labs. Other prizes included a "12 Years a Slave" DVD signed by Lupita Nyong'o. See more »

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Benjamin: [around 113:00 celebrating wins in international tournament in Sudan the three are at a table drinking floats and eating french fries] We use to eat rice and beans in the village... look at what we are eating now mmm mmm mmm.
Ivan: Ketchup... it's the greatest thing ever invented !
[laughing the 3 hold up one french fry with ketchup on it in a toasting fashion and say "ketchup yeah... Cheers"]
Ivan: .
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Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Margot Robbie/The Weeknd (2016) See more »

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Harambe
Written by Saba Saba, Jesse Belief Shatkin, Albert Collins & Sean Due Lashley
Performed by Saba Saba Feat. E-Dee
Courtesy of Tujjababya Productions
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I highly recommend this & its a great family movie. A little too Disney at some points, but that is not always a bad thing.
31 January 2017 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"Sometimes the place you are used to is not the place you belong." Phiona (Nalwanga) is having a hard time trying to find a place where she feels like she fits in. Like most Ugandan families she is struggling. When she attends a chess class with her brother she meets Robert (Oyelowo) who teaches her chess, and changes her life. This is a movie I was really looking forward to. I love true stories, and movies about an underprivileged child finding a way to improve her life are usually wonderful and inspiring. This movie is no exception. The story really sucks you in and you connect with Phiona in a way you don't with many characters and find yourself actively rooting for her. The acting is really good but the drama and heart is the real reason to watch this. I highly recommend this and its a great family movie. It is a little too Disney at some points, but in a movie like this that is not a bad thing. Overall, inspiring and one I highly recommend. Stay through the credits, they have the actors standing along side the actual people they played in the movie. I wish more true stories would do something like this. I give this an A-.


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