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Detroit (2017)

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Fact-based drama set during the 1967 Detroit riots in which a group of rogue police officers respond to a complaint with retribution rather than justice on their minds.

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5 wins & 17 nominations. See more awards »

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... Officer Frank
... Police Sergeant James
Bennett Deady ... Police Officer Bill
Andrea Eversley ... Dancer
Michael Jibrin ... Vietnam Vet
... Blind Pig Patron
Tokunbo Joshua Olumide ... Dave
... Blind Pig Bouncer
... Undercover Cop
... Leon
... Congressman Conyers
... Nate Conyers
... Young Kid #1
Lance Law ... Young Kid #2
Jaleel Sanders ... Young Kid #3
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Storyline

A police raid in Detroit in 1967 results in one of the largest RACE riots in United States history. The story is centred around the Algiers Motel incident, which occurred in Detroit, Michigan on July 25, 1967, during the racially charged 12th Street Riot. It involves the death of three black men and the brutal beatings of nine other people: seven black men and two white women.

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racism | police | singing | motel | fear | See All (469) »

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It's Time We Knew See more »


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Rated R for strong violence and pervasive language | See all certifications »

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4 August 2017 (USA)  »

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Detroit: Zona de conflicto  »

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$34,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$350,190, 30 July 2017, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$16,790,139, 12 October 2017
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In this movie Anthony Mackie's character is a Vietnam War Veteran as a paratrooper. In Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) and its sequels, Mackie also plays an ex-military as pararescueman (am Wilson aka Falcon). See more »

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One of the wall lights in a scene has a fluorescent bulb. These were not invented until the 1990s and not widely used until the 2000s. See more »

Quotes

Dismukes: [to Lee] I need you to survive the night.
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Referenced in Midnight Screenings: Compliance (2018) See more »

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Me and My Baby
Written by William Garrett, Earl Moore and Clara Williams
Performed by Magictones
Courtesy of Tuff City Records
By arrangement with Ocean Park Music Group
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Disappointing
12 September 2017 | by See all my reviews

I give this 4 because I appreciate a director giving this era some limelight. Beyond that, there is little to like: The narrative arc was fractured - clunky and misjudged, the acting poor, the character development non-existent, it suffered significant historical inaccuracies, and was frankly boring to watch for the most part.

John Boyega, although billed as a major player, was on the sidelines of this film as was every other actor except the central sadistic cop. Had an entire cinema to ourselves and still considered leaving several times. A terrible disappointment. Watch 'In the Heat of the Night' instead.


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