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Harriet (2019)

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The extraordinary tale of Harriet Tubman's escape from slavery and transformation into one of America's greatest heroes, whose courage, ingenuity, and tenacity freed hundreds of slaves and changed the course of history.

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Kasi Lemmons

Writers:

Gregory Allen Howard (screenplay by), Kasi Lemmons (screenplay by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Cynthia Erivo ... Harriet / Minty
Leslie Odom Jr. ... William Still
Joe Alwyn ... Gideon Brodess
Clarke Peters ... Ben Ross
Vanessa Bell Calloway ... Rit Ross
Omar J. Dorsey ... Bigger Long
Henry Hunter Hall ... Walter
Tim Guinee ... Thomas Garrett
Nick Basta ... Foxx
Joseph Lee Anderson ... Robert Ross
Antonio J Bell ... Henry Ross
CJ McBath ... Junyah Ross
Alexis Louder ... Jane
Aria Brooks ... Anger (8)
Janelle Monáe ... Marie Buchanon
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Storyline

Based on the thrilling and inspirational life of an iconic American freedom fighter, Harriet tells the extraordinary tale of Harriet Tubman's escape from slavery and transformation into one of America's greatest heroes. Her courage, ingenuity, and tenacity freed hundreds of slaves and changed the course of history. Written by Focus Features

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Be free or die


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

PG-13 for thematic content throughout, violent material and language including racial epithets | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 November 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Harriet See more »

Filming Locations:

Richmond, Virginia, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$17,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,676,720, 3 November 2019

Gross USA:

$42,974,890

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$43,174,890
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Atmos (in selected theatres)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Harriet Tubman stood at 5 feet tall, Cynthia Erivo is 5 foot 1 standing just 1 inch taller than Tubman. See more »

Goofs

The Canadian city Harriet Tubman fled to was called St. Catharines not St. Catharine as shown in the text scrawl. See more »

Quotes

Eliza Brodess: I'm suffocating in this place. It's like a prison where I'm awaiting my execution, surrounded by hostile, black-faced guards.
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Connections

Referenced in Midnight Screenings: Harriet (2019) See more »

Soundtracks

Stand Up
Written by Cynthia Erivo and Joshuah Brian Campbell
Produced by Will Wells and Gabe Fox-Peck
Performed by Cynthia Erivo
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User Reviews

 
NOT a must see.
3 November 2019 | by MrTLJSee all my reviews

This film is a pg version about an important figure in American history who had to endure the horrors of the white mans demonic slavery. Most of the events that happen in this film is fabricated. The story is terrible. And the way that black men are depicted in this film is a problem... Why 5 stars? The cinematography is great and the acting was good.


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