Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Now, facing pressure from all sides of the community, Starr must find her voice and stand up for what's right.

Director:

George Tillman Jr.

Writers:

Audrey Wells (screenplay by), Angie Thomas (based upon the novel by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Amandla Stenberg ... Starr Carter
Regina Hall ... Lisa Carter
Russell Hornsby ... Maverick 'Mav' Carter
Anthony Mackie ... King
Issa Rae ... April Ofrah
Common ... Carlos
Algee Smith ... Khalil
Sabrina Carpenter ... Hailey
K.J. Apa ... Chris
Dominique Fishback ... Kenya
Lamar Johnson ... Seven Carter
TJ Wright ... Sekani
Megan Lawless ... Maya
Rhonda Johnson Dents ... Miss Rosalie
Tony Vaughn ... Mr. Lewis
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Storyline

Starr Carter is constantly switching between two worlds: the poor, mostly black, neighborhood where she lives and the rich, mostly white, prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Now, facing pressures from all sides of the community, Starr must find her voice and stand up for what's right. Written by Twentieth Century Fox

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Two worlds, one voice, no going back

Genres:

Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for mature thematic elements, some violent content, drug material and language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

On February 5, 2018, it was announced that Kian Lawley had been fired from the film due to a resurfaced video showing him using racially offensive slurs. On April 3, 2018, it was announced that K.J. Apa had been cast to replace him. Therefore, some scenes had to be re-shot. See more »

Goofs

When the girls were riding with King in his car, the speedometer and RPM tachometer were clearly visible in backseat view shots of King driving. The RPM tachometer would fluctuate up and down like normal driving, but the speedometer never went higher than zero to three MPH, clearly a sign that the actor was accelerating the gas pedal (while in neutral), but the car was being pulled or pushed for the interior shots. See more »

Quotes

Starr Carter: You ever see anyone die?
Chris: No?
Starr Carter: Well I have... twice in my life!
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Connections

Referenced in Jimmy Kimmel Live!: John Goodman/Regina Hall/NCT 127 (2018) See more »

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Kill Moe
Written by Beau Young Prince (as Beau Young) and Jaimy Lageweg
Performed by Beau Young Prince
Courtesy of Def Jam Recordings
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Such important messages for our teens to receive
11 November 2018 | by skpn123See all my reviews

I can't believe anyone could give this film a low rating for the right reasons. It deals with very intense issues yet it is gentle and nuanced where it is possible to be so and describes a teenager divided between two worlds, two communities, and most importantly, two separate identities. These divides leave her feeling helpless and uncertain.

The growth of the main character through difficult events (and the growth or stagnation of those around her) allow her to transcend this confusion and find her voice.

This movie also portrays the power of community to broker change when all members stop being afraid and pull together for the common good.

All these are very worthy themes for ourselves and our children to consider. Myself, it took me back to when I was pregnant with my third child in Los Angeles and I did a wonderful dance class. Trouble was, about every second week the class was late starting because he was randomly pulled over and interrogated under racial profiling policies. We were all disgusted and annoyed that our teacher who was gentle and creative was treated in this fashion yet we did nothing...... Shame on us......


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 October 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Hate U Give See more »

Filming Locations:

Atlanta, Georgia, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$23,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$512,035, 7 October 2018

Gross USA:

$29,719,483

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$34,934,009
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Dolby SR (5.1)| Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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