Black or White is the story of a grandfather (Kevin Costner) who is suddenly left to care for his beloved granddaughter. When her paternal grandmother (Octavia Spencer) seeks custody with the help of her brother (Anthony Mackie), the little girl is torn between two families who love her deeply. With the best intentions at heart, both families fight for what they feel is right and are soon forced to confront their true feelings about race, forgiveness, and understanding. Anchored by an all-star cast and based on real events, the movie is a look at two seemingly different worlds, in which nothing is as simple as black or white.
There's more to family than what you see.
Motion Picture Rating
Rated PG-13 on appeal for brief strong language, thematic material involving drug use and drinking, and for a fight
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30 January 2015 (USA)
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Also Known As:
Black and White
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Opening Weekend USA: $6,456,000,
1 February 2015, Wide Release
Gross USA: $21,569,041, 10 May 2015
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Aspect Ratio: 2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?
Costner personally financed this film because he was moved by Mike Binder's screenplay, and wanted to tell the story of the family, and to continue the conversation on race in the U.S. among the film's viewers. See more
On the first day that Elliott takes Eloise to school, when Eloise stands near the school door and signals to Elliott to indicate that he loves her, initially part of the hem of her skirt is folded up. Then in the next shot her skirt hem is back down where it belongs. See more
[dialing his phone
David, it's Elliot. I'm not going home, they'll be takng her body to Richter Memorial. I'll come back in the morning, meet them, go with her, see what's the next step. I'll take to you in the morning.
[now to Rick
... My brother.
Well, what did the doctor say?
That they, um... that they did what they could.
Oh, God, Elliot, I'm so sorry.
Written by Bob Montgomery
Performed by Dorothy Moore
Courtesy of Malaco Records See more