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The Best of Enemies (2019)

PG-13 | | Biography, Drama, History | 5 April 2019 (USA)
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Civil rights activist Ann Atwater faces off against C.P. Ellis, Exalted Cyclops of the Ku Klux Klan, in 1971 Durham, North Carolina over the issue of school integration.

Director:

Robin Bissell

Writers:

Robin Bissell, Osha Gray Davidson (inspired by true events chronicled in 'The Best of Enemies: Race and Redemption in the New South' by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Taraji P. Henson ... Ann Atwater
Sam Rockwell ... C.P. Ellis
Babou Ceesay ... Bill Riddick
Anne Heche ... Mary Ellis
Wes Bentley ... Floyd Kelly
Nick Searcy ... Garland Keith
Bruce McGill ... Carvie Oldham
John Gallagher Jr. ... Lee Tromblay
Nicholas Logan ... Wiley Yates
Gilbert Glenn Brown ... Howard Clement
Caitlin Mehner ... Maddy Mays
Dolan Wilson ... Councilman Bill Atkins
Morgan Mackey ... Young Mother
Kendall Ryan Sanders ... Ben Butler
Chris Cavalier ... Leonard
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Civil rights activist Ann Atwater faces off against C.P. Ellis, Exalted Cyclops of the Ku Klux Klan, in 1971 Durham, North Carolina over the issue of school integration.

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Change is worth fighting for.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for thematic material, racial epithets, some violence and a suggestive reference | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The restaurant scene was shot at Ross's Diner in Cartersville, Georgia. See more »

Goofs

Sam Rockwell clearly has a pierced left ear, which was not the case with the real C.P. Ellis, but in general is something a Southern KKK leader would NEVER have done. See more »

Quotes

C.P. Ellis: She looked at me like I was some kind of monster.
Mary Ellis: What did you expect?
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Written by Fred Lasser
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Any film with Sam Rockwell is good with me
21 June 2019 | by jokerittSee all my reviews

Taraji P. Henson and Sam Rockwell were tremendous in this film. Sammy has always been a true actor and steals the scenes.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 April 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Best of Enemies See more »

Filming Locations:

Atlanta, Georgia See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,446,190, 7 April 2019

Gross USA:

$10,205,616

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$10,209,813
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2.35 : 1
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