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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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Details

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:

$32,820,310

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$32,820,310
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Atmos (in selected theatres)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Cynthia Erivo and Leslie Odom Jr. won Tony Awards at the same ceremony for different shows. Erivo won Best Lead Actress in a Musical for "The Color Purple" while Odom won Best Lead Actor in a Musical for "Hamilton." See more »

Goofs

At one point, Harriet is giving instructions to some of her charges and they respond "okay". According to the Oxford English Dictionary 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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Soundtracks

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Written by Cynthia Erivo and Joshuah Brian Campbell
Performed by Cynthia Erivo
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Good Story and Good Acting
3 November 2019 | by slsauls33See all my reviews

I do not believe the movie was marketed as a documentary. It shows another version of the life and times of Harriet Tubman. I sat on the edge of my seat wondering what would happen next. It shows how American politicians were comfortable with white supremacy concepts. I welcome movies that do not fall into concepts of the slanted history we were taught in school.

The movie showed a hard life for Harriet, the slaves and freedmen at the time, but I believe they actually had it worse than what was depicted in the film.


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