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Burden (2018)

Ku Klux Klansman Mike Burden opens the Redneck Shop and KKK museum in historic Laurens, SC. He subsequently falls in love with a single mom, and, under her influence, quits the Klan and is taken in by an African American Reverend.

Director:

Andrew Heckler

Writer:

Andrew Heckler
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Cast

Credited cast:
Andrea Riseborough ... Judy
Garrett Hedlund ... Mike Burden
Forest Whitaker ... Reverend Kennedy
Tess Harper ... Hazel
Usher Raymond ... Clarence Brooks
Tom Wilkinson ... Tom Griffin
Austin Hébert ... Clint
Crystal Fox ... Janice Kennedy (as Crystal R. Fox)
Anna Colwell ... Molly
Jeff Pope ... Cooper
Jason Davis ... Jameson
Jessejames Locorriere ... Dale
Dexter Darden ... Kelvin Kennedy
Charles Green ... Horace King
Al Mitchell ... Foreman
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Based on the inspiring true story of the bridging of one of the biggest racial divides imaginable. Mike Burden, a rising leader in Ku Klux Klan, attempts to break away from the Klan when the girl he falls in love with urges him to leave for the better life they can build together. When the Klan seeks Mike out for vengeance, an African American Reverend takes in Mike, his girlfriend and her son, protecting them, and accepting them into their community. Together, Burden and Kennedy fight to overcome the Klan's efforts.

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A young man's love affair puts him in deadly peril with the Southern community that raised him.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 February 2020 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Бердэн See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

2.39:1
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In the late 90s, Andrew Heckler had actually gone to meet the real Reverend Kennedy in Laurens, South Carolina, after reading about the infamous Redneck Shop & KKK Museum in a newspaper article. After Heckler got the story from Reverend Kennedy, he began drafting the screenplay. See more »

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9 October 2018 | by netcheckerSee all my reviews

This movie left off an important part...Burden is Junior. Be careful that you don't find yourself leagaly in trouble


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