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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.

Director:

Arnold Perl

Writers:

Alex Haley (book), Malcolm X (book) | 1 more credit »
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. See more awards »

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Complete credited cast:
James Earl Jones ... Biographical Narration (voice)
Ossie Davis ... Eulogy (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
John Ali ... Self (archive footage)
Muhammad Ali ... Self (archive footage)
Leon Ameer Leon Ameer ... Self (archive footage)
Vida Blue Vida Blue ... Self (archive footage)
H. Rap Brown ... Self (archive footage) (as Rap Brown)
John Carlos John Carlos ... Self (archive footage)
Stokely Carmichael ... Self (archive footage)
Eldridge Cleaver ... Self (archive footage)
Ella Collins Ella Collins ... Self - Remarks After Death of Malcolm X (archive footage)
Angela Davis ... Self (archive footage)
Lee Evans Lee Evans ... Self - 1968 Olympics (archive footage) (as L. Evans)
Charles Evers ... Self (archive footage)
James Farmer ... Self - 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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PG
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Connections

Features The Littlest Rebel (1935) See more »

Soundtracks

The Mooch
Written by Duke Ellington (uncredited) and Irving Mills (uncredited)
Performed by Duke Ellington Orchestra (as Duke Ellington and His Orchestra)
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A Broad Look at Malcolm X
27 August 2015 | by gavin6942See 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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 May 1972 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

ドキュメンタリー マルコムX See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$101,597
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Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

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Black and White | Color (Technicolor)
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