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Death of a Prophet (1981)

After breaking ties with the Nation of Islam, Malcolm X became a man marked for death...and it was just a matter of time before his enemies closed in. Despite death threats and intimidation... See full summary »

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Woodie King Jr.

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Woodie King Jr.
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Morgan Freeman ... Malcolm X
Yolanda King Yolanda King ... Betty Shabazz
Mansoor Najee-ullah ... Comrade 1 (bearded assassin)
Sam Singleton Sam Singleton ... Brother Samuels ?
Tommy Redmond Hicks Tommy Redmond Hicks ... Comrade 2 (beardless assassin) (as Tommie Hicks)
Yusef Iman Yusef Iman
Sonny Jim Gaines Sonny Jim Gaines
Kirk Kirksey Kirk Kirksey
Charles Griffin Charles Griffin
James DeJongh James DeJongh
Salaelo Maredi Salaelo Maredi
Ossie Davis ... Himself
Yuri Kochiyama Yuri Kochiyama ... Herself
Amiri Baraka Amiri Baraka ... Himself
George Harris
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After breaking ties with the Nation of Islam, Malcolm X became a man marked for death...and it was just a matter of time before his enemies closed in. Despite death threats and intimidation, Malcolm marched on - continuing to spread the word of equality and brotherhood right up until the moment of his brutal and untimely assassination. Highlighted by newsreel footage and interviews, this is the story of the last twenty-four hours of Malcolm X. Featuring the music of jazz percussionist Max Roach. Written by Echo Bridge Home Entertainment

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Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 October 2017 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Malcolm X - Tod eines Propheten See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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This movie does X well...
18 April 2001 | by budthechudSee all my reviews

This movie tells of the last 24 hrs of X's life.. Morgan Freeman does this film justice.. A must see for any X fans.. Has real life X's daughter in it also.


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