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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.

Director:

Kathryn Bigelow

Writer:

Mark Boal
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Chris Chalk ... Officer Frank
Mason Alban ... Police Sergeant James
Bennett Deady Bennett Deady ... Police Officer Bill
Andrea Eversley Andrea Eversley ... Dancer
Michael Jibrin ... Vietnam Vet
Khris Davis ... Blind Pig Patron
Tokunbo Joshua Olumide Tokunbo Joshua Olumide ... Dave
Daniel Washington ... Blind Pig Bouncer
Amari Cheatom ... Undercover Cop
Tyler James Williams ... Leon
Laz Alonso ... Congressman Conyers
Benz Veal ... Nate Conyers
Angel Blaise ... Young Kid #1
Lance Law Lance Law ... Young Kid #2
Jaleel Sanders 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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Plot Keywords:

racism | 1960s | police | singing | motel | See All (462) »

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Now More Than Ever. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

The exterior of the Algiers Motel, including the neon sign and poolside scenes, were shot in Malden, MA. The pool was installed in a parking lot specifically for the movie. The pool was removed when the shooting ended and the parking lot was restored. See more »

Goofs

The blood over Julie's eye changes slightly from one scene to the next. Most of the time, she has the same blood smear, but in one scene, the blood is on her eyelid when it isn't in the rest of the scenes. See more »

Quotes

Krauss: It's a war zone out there. They're destroying the city.
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Connections

Referenced in Midnight Screenings: Detroit (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

It Ain't Fair
Written by Questlove (as Ahmir Thompson), Tariq Trotter and Phonte Coleman
Produced by Questlove (as Ahmir Thompson) and Tariq Trotter
Performed by The Roots and Bilal
Additional Vocals by Algee Smith, Joseph David-Jones, Leon Thomas III, and Ephraim Sykes
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No Redaction Will Be Allowed
22 December 2017 | by totalwonderSee all my reviews

The facts, not alternative facts but the facts. Once you have that then the artist comes and tells us, dramatizes, enlightens without distorting the facts. I was sweating when Detroit ended but I needed to go back and check the historical records of the events. The movie is a faithful depiction of the facts with the artistic eye of the amazing Kathryn Bigelow to illustrate them. The film will make you mad, it will desolate you and anger you and force you as an American to ask yourself, how can this possibly be? Detroit as an artistic venture is a marvel with a cast of fantastic actors. Bravo!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 August 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Detroit See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$34,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$350,190, 30 July 2017

Gross USA:

$16,790,139

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$23,355,100
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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