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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Malcolm X
Yolanda King ... Betty Shabazz
... Comrade 1 (bearded assassin)
Sam Singleton ... Brother Samuels ?
Tommy Redmond Hicks ... Comrade 2 (beardless assassin) (as Tommie Hicks)
Yusef Iman
Sonny Jim Gaines
Kirk Kirksey
Charles Griffin
James DeJongh
Salaelo Maredi
... Himself
Yuri Kochiyama ... Herself
Amiri Baraka ... Himself
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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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Mort d'un prophète  »

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Inaccurate Mess
19 July 2008 | by See all my reviews

The DVD jacket says "Highlighted by newsreel footage and insightful interviews, Death of a Prophet is the tragic, truthful and awe-inspiring story of the last 24hours of Malcolm X." Now, wouldn't a reasonable person conclude this is a historically accurate account based on that description? I did, yet the cars are frequently from the 70's, "Malcolm" discuss the death of Dr. King with an elderly man, even though he died before Dr. King! I guess he really was a prophet! There are more examples, but you get the point.

This is really sloppy movie making. I'm surprised Morgan Freeman would associate himself with such a jumbled-up mess.


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