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Harriet (2019)

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The extraordinary tale of Harriet Tubman's escape from slavery and transformation into one of America's greatest heroes, whose courage, ingenuity, and tenacity freed hundreds of slaves and changed the course of history.

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Kasi Lemmons

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Gregory Allen Howard (screenplay by), Kasi Lemmons (screenplay by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Cynthia Erivo ... Harriet / Minty
Leslie Odom Jr. ... William Still
Joe Alwyn ... Gideon Brodess
Clarke Peters ... Ben Ross
Vanessa Bell Calloway ... Rit Ross
Omar J. Dorsey ... Bigger Long
Henry Hunter Hall ... Walter
Tim Guinee ... Thomas Garrett
Nick Basta ... Foxx
Joseph Lee Anderson ... Robert Ross
Antonio J Bell ... Henry Ross
CJ McBath ... Junyah Ross
Alexis Louder ... Jane
Aria Brooks ... Anger (8)
Janelle Monáe ... Marie Buchanon
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Storyline

Based on the thrilling and inspirational life of an iconic American freedom fighter, Harriet tells the extraordinary tale of Harriet Tubman's escape from slavery and transformation into one of America's greatest heroes. Her courage, ingenuity, and tenacity freed hundreds of slaves and changed the course of history. Written by Focus Features

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Be free or die


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PG-13 | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Filmnegah [Iran] | Official site

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 November 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Richmond, Virginia, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$17,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,676,720, 3 November 2019

Gross USA:

$31,882,990

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$31,882,990
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

This is the first feature film to be made about the life of Harriet Tubman. See more »

Goofs

At one point Harriet is giving instructions to some of her charges and they respond "Okay". Well according the OED that term didn't come along until the early 20th century. See more »

Quotes

Harriet: I'm gonna be free or die.
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An Emotional Journey
12 November 2019 | by aidanratesmoviesSee all my reviews

Harriet is not just a standard biopic on an extraordinary life, but an embrace of pain and glory and all that comes with it. Harriet shines best with portraying emotion and capturing that through its audacious style of directing, cinematography, and some great performances throughout. The film's script may seem to make the whole deal a bit choppy at times, but the film knows how to handle itself properly and thus doesn't linger to be an issue in the long run. Cynthia Erivo gives one of her best performances to date as the title star, truly capturing every bit of detail and emotion needed to play the true life figure. The use of music and sound throughout the film makes for a thrilling and somber piece of work, all needed to truly tie the film together. Harriet may also struggle a bit to find its footing towards the end, but as it wraps, you can't help but marvel at what a piece of work the film is, let alone Harriet herself. My Rating: 9.5/10


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