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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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Cast

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

PG
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 May 1972 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$48,100,000
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Black and White | Color (Technicolor)
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Malcolm in his own words
5 September 2018 | by view_and_reviewSee all my reviews

This is a documentary about a hero of mine. It is mostly snippets of his various speeches or the most salient points of his various speeches. The documentary is done chronologically so we see early Malcolm first ending with Malcolm, most sadly, being killed. A lot of the footage is footage I'd never seen before although a lot of the words I'd heard before. This was a documentary with minimal commentary although there was some speech overlaid by James Earl Jones which sounds to be from The Autobiography of Malcolm X. This documentary is an excellent audio/visual snap shot of Malcolm's evolution.


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