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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.

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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 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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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

At the 2:04 mark, C.P. is talking to someone about an incident at the hardware store. C.P. is seen face on. As the shot changes to view C.P. from behind, he is obviously still saying something but there is no dialog until the shot changes back to view C.P. face on again. 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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Soundtracks

Knock Three Times
Written by L. Russell Brown and Irwin Levine
Performed by Billy 'Crash' Craddock (as Billy Crash Craddock)
Courtesy of Geffen Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Clunky at times but ultimately affecting
5 April 2019 | by DrewzQuickReviewzSee all my reviews

A solid supporting cast and fantastic set and costume design help create a town that feels utterly authentic to the time and place. Predictability and issues with pacing and balance are swept aside by an incredible true story bolstered by strong performances from Sam Rockwell and Taraji P. Henson. It's a little graceless and heavy handed in its delivery at certain points but the final product is a genuine, relevant and touching film.


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Country:

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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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