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BlacKkKlansman (2018)

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Ron Stallworth, an African-American police officer from Colorado, successfully manages to infiltrate the local Ku Klux Klan with the help of a white surrogate, who eventually becomes head of the local branch.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alec Baldwin ... Dr. Kennebrew Beauregard
John David Washington ... Ron Stallworth
Isiah Whitlock Jr. ... Mr. Turrentine
Robert John Burke ... Chief Bridges
Brian Tarantina ... Officer Clay Mulaney
Arthur J. Nascarella ... Officer Wheaton (as Arthur Nascarella)
Ken Garito ... Sergeant Trapp
Frederick Weller ... Master Patrolman Andy Landers
Adam Driver ... Flip Zimmerman
Michael Buscemi ... Jimmy Creek (as Michael Joseph Buscemi)
Laura Harrier ... Patrice Dumas
Damaris Lewis ... Odetta
Ato Blankson-Wood ... Hakeem
Corey Hawkins ... Kwame Ture
Dared Wright ... Officer Cincer
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Storyline

Director Spike Lee's drama was produced by the team behind Get Out and offers another provocative exploration of American race relations. In the midst of the 1970s civil rights movement, Ron Stallworth (John David Washington) becomes the first black detective on the Colorado Springs Police Department. He sets out to prove his worth by infiltrating the local chapter of the Ku Klux Klan and convinces his Jewish colleague (Adam Driver) to go undercover as a white supremacist.

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Rated R for language throughout, including racial epithets, and for disturbing/violent material and some sexual references | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 August 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Black Klansman See more »

Filming Locations:

Ossining, New York, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,845,330, 12 August 2018, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$46,480,350, 20 September 2018

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$25,592,685, 19 August 2018
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Dolby Atmos

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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On May 19, 2018, Spike Lee won the Grand Prix at the Cannes Film Festival; May 19 was Malcolm X's birthday. Lee directed Denzel Washington (John David Washington's father) in Malcolm X (1992). See more »

Goofs

Sergeant Trapp is wearing sergeant's stripes on his sleeves, but also wearing captain's bars on his epaulets. See more »

Quotes

Ron Stallworth: With the right white man, we can do anything.
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Oh Happy Day
Written By Edwin Hawkins
Performed By The Edwin Hawkins Singers
Courtesy Of Buddah Records / Legacy Recordings
By Arrangement With Sony Music Entertainment
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Racists are ruining the IMDb rating. Great movie.
9 August 2018 | by Louis-Éric BaconSee all my reviews

Do NOT believe the current rating if it's anything under 7.5.

Movie is great, amazing performances by John David Washington and Adam Driver. Directing is reminiscent of blacksploitation movies of the 70's, which is finally getting its rightful hommage. Script is has hilarious has the premise of the real story is, though the darker tones are never shadowed by the comedy.

The harder part to watch is the final scene which, after spending a whole movie showing us a man trying to take down racism, presents us with current events in the U.S., proving us that we haven't made any progress as a society.

It's scary, funny, poignant and a must-see, one of the best movies of the year.


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