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Detroit (2017)

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Fact-based drama set during the 1967 Detroit riots in which a group of rogue police officers respond to a complaint with retribution rather than justice on their minds.

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Officer Frank
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Police Sergeant James
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Police Officer Bill
Andrea Eversley ...
Dancer
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Vietnam Vet
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Blind Pig Patron
Tokunbo Joshua Olumide ...
Dave
Daniel Washington ...
Blind Pig Bouncer
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Undercover Cop
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Leon
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Benz Veal ...
Angel Blaise ...
Young Kid #1
Lance Law ...
Young Kid #2
Jaleel Sanders ...
Young Kid #3
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Storyline

A police raid in Detroit in 1967 results in one of the largest RACE riots in United States history. The story is centred around the Algiers Motel incident, which occurred in Detroit, Michigan on July 25, 1967, during the racially charged 12th Street Riot. It involves the death of three black men and the brutal beatings of nine other people: seven black men and two white women.

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It's Time We Knew

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Rated R for strong violence and pervasive language | See all certifications »

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4 August 2017 (USA)  »

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Detroit: Zona de conflicto  »

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Budget:

$34,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$350,190, 30 July 2017, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$16,790,139, 12 October 2017
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1.85 : 1
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Filmed in Brockton, Massachusetts in September 2016. A set depicting 1967 Detroit was built at the site of the Liberty Tree, a sycamore planted in 1763 which marked a stop on the Underground Railroad. During the Civil War, slaves on their way north to freedom were hidden in Edward Bennett's stables during the day so they could travel under the cover of darkness. See more »

Goofs

The paddy wagon that was picking up the rioters/looters loaded up and took off, a second later the same paddy wagon pulled back up empty to reload. They had the same license plate IJ062. See more »

Quotes

Krauss: It's a war zone out there. They're destroying the city.
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Soundtracks

Hide and Seek
Written by Clara Bell, Don Davis and Mike Hanks
Performed by Lillian Dupree
Courtesy of Tuff City Records
By arrangement with Ocean Park Music Group
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A fictitious version of real events.
1 August 2017 | by See all my reviews

This film is what is called a dramatization, which is in keeping with the old the tag line "based on a true story." There was indeed an incident at the Algiers, and three young men died. Exactly what happened that night has been researched and debated for fifty years. Half a century and nobody can tell the actual story with certainty. This film gives one version, but that is not based on good evidence, it is a theory of what may have happened, and fictionalized to make for more exciting cinema.

I would give this movie a 10 as a propaganda piece, zero as a documentary, but more than one star for good acting which is unfortunately countered by inauthentic locations. The Algiers is gone, but much of 1968 Detroit is still there, and if you are going to build a set there is plenty of space in Motown, yet the filmmakers did it in Massachusetts and missed the opportunity to include as much authentic Detroit scenery and the presentation of real Detroit people as could be done with a film set 50 years ago.


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