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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.

Director:

Roland Emmerich

Writer:

Jon Robin Baitz
4 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jeremy Irvine ... Danny Winters
Jonny Beauchamp ... Ray / Ramona
Joey King ... Phoebe
Caleb Landry Jones ... Orphan Annie
Matt Craven ... Deputy Seymour Pine
David Cubitt ... Coach Winters
Vlad Alexis ... Cong (as Vladimir Alexis)
Ben Sullivan ... Quiet Paul
Andrea Frankle ... Joyce Winters
Patrick Garrow ... Bob Kohler
Alexandre Nachi ... Lee
Karl Glusman ... Joe Altman
Otoja Abit ... Marsha P. Johnson
Jonathan Rhys Meyers ... Trevor
Ron Perlman ... Ed Murphy
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

Where Pride Began

Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 September 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Stonewall - Where Pride Began See more »

Filming Locations:

Montréal, Québec, Canada See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$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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Company Credits

Production Co:

Centropolis Entertainment See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color | Black and White (some sequences)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The first trailer for the film led to accusations that Roland Emmerich had "whitewashed" the historical events depicted by creating a fictional white protagonist. Emmerich and others associated with the production defended his casting choices but a year after the film's failure Emmerich continued to engender controversy with claims that the Stonewall riots were a "white event" and blaming the failure on the initial whitewashing complaints. See more »

Goofs

The timing of Danny's arrival in New York is confused. He leaves Indiana during the fall (it's football season, and the World Series is about to start). But his bus arrives in New York in March (3 months before the Stonewall riots). See more »

Connections

Features Boys Beware (1961) See more »

Soundtracks

A Whiter Shade of Pale
Written by Matthew Fisher, Keith Reid and Gary Brooker
Performed by Procol Harum (as Procul Harum)
Courtesy of Muscadet Productions, Inc.
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I expected to hate it, but I loved it
27 September 2015 | by pyotr-3See all my reviews

Having read so many hostile reviews about this film I expected it to be horrible and historically inaccurate. One reviewer asked "Where was Marilyn P. Johnson?!?" So I expected the worst. But the movie started and BAM! There was Marilyn P. Johnson, Big as you please. So I quickly saw that some negative reviews are by people who didn't see the movie. I believe that making a handsome white guy the main character of the film is what is making some people angry. The film is full of black, transgender and lesbian characters, except for the Mafia & Police, who were all white then and they are all white in the film. Having read some good books on Stonewall, I'd have to say the film depicts the Stonewall riots in a very accurate way. Practically none of the accusations I have read in hostile reviews are justified. I hope everyone sees this movie. There is one scene in which one main character (who is not white or cisgender) pours out her heart because nobody wants her. It is a very powerful scene which everyone needs to see.


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