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Stonewall (2015)

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A young man's political awakening and coming of age during the days and weeks leading up to the Stonewall Riots.

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... Danny Winters
... Ray / Ramona
... Phoebe
... Orphan Annie
... Deputy Seymour Pine
... Coach Winters
... Cong (as Vladimir Alexis)
... Quiet Paul
... Joyce Winters
... Bob Kohler
... Lee (as Alexandre Nachi)
... Joe Altman
... Marsha P. Johnson
... Trevor
... Ed Murphy
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The plot revolves around the 1969 Stonewall Riots, the violent clash that kicked off the gay rights movement in New York City. The drama centers on Danny Winters, who flees to New York, leaving behind his sister. He finds his way to the Stonewall Inn, where he meets Trevor before catching the eye of Ed Murphy, manager of the Stonewall. He colludes with corrupt police and exploits homeless youth.

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Where Pride Began

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Rated R for sexual content, language throughout, some violence and drug use | See all certifications »

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25 September 2015 (USA)  »

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Stonewall - Where Pride Began  »

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$13,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$112,414, 27 September 2015, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$186,354, 11 October 2015
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Roland Emmerich's first R rated movie since The Patriot (2000). See more »

Goofs

During Danny's first visit to the Stonewall, a few months prior to the June 1969 riots, the song "Venus" by Shocking Blue is played on the bar's jukebox. The song wasn't released until October of 1969 and wasn't a major hit until 1970, well after the events of the film. Similarly, the song "I'll Take You There" by the Staple Singers, is featured twice on the soundtrack, once as as diegetic music and once as non-diegetic. That song wasn't released until 1972, again well after the events of the film. See more »

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Features Boys Beware (1961) See more »

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It's Your Thing
Written by O'Kelly Isley, Ronald Isley, and Rudolph Isley
Performed by The Isley Brothers
Courtesy of Buddah Records
By arrangement with Sony Music Entertainment
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See the 1997 version.
27 June 2016 | by See all my reviews

The film is derivative, as well as whitewashed.

There are so many factual goofs, when it comes to clothes, music, etc. The filmmaker needed to spend some time doing research and fact checking.

I also find fault with the film centering around a kid from Kansas. The uprising was started by Puerto Rican and African American drag queens, and there is strong support that the first police resistance was by a lesbian, not some white football player from the mid-west.

I suggest watching the British 1997 film, which really feels so much more authentic.


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