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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.

Director:

George Tillman Jr.

Writers:

Audrey Wells (screenplay by), Angie Thomas (based upon the novel by)
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845 ( 9)
2 nominations. See more awards »

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Status: Completed | See complete list of  »
Updated: 30 January 2018
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Credited cast, sorted by IMDb STARmeter:
Amandla Stenberg ... Starr Carter
K.J. Apa ... Chris
Anthony Mackie ... King
Regina Hall ... Lisa Carter
Sabrina Carpenter ... Hailey
Issa Rae ... April Ofrah
Common ... Uncle Carlos
Russell Hornsby ... Maverick Carter
Dominique Fishback ... Kenya
Algee Smith ... Khalil
Drew Starkey ... Cop 115 / Brian MacIntosh
Kaleigh Rivera ... Student #2
Lamar Johnson ... Seven Carter
Rayven Symone Ferrell ... Denaisa
Megan Lawless ... Maya
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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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Genres:

Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for mature thematic elements, some violent content, drug material and language
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 October 2018 (USA) See more »

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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Kian Lawley was initially cast as Chris but was replaced by KJ Apa after videos surfaced on YouTube of Lawley using racially offensive slurs. See more »

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