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BlacKkKlansman (2018)

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Ron Stallworth, an African American police officer from Colorado Springs, CO, successfully manages to infiltrate the local Ku Klux Klan branch with the help of a Jewish surrogate who eventually becomes its leader. Based on actual events.

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Spike Lee
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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:

$48,271,960, 11 October 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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Trivia

When producer Jordan Peele first pitched the story - "Black man infiltrates Ku Klux Klan" - to director Spike Lee, Lee first thought it might be a suitable Dave Chappelle skit, until Peele assured him that the story was authentic. For Lee, it was just too outrageous a story to ignore. He had only a couple of conditions for directing: that he be allowed to include comedic elements, and that he could draw parallels with contemporary racial issues. 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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Lion Eyes
Written By Jordan Burchill, Mikaela Kahn
Performed By Beth / James
Courtesy Of Jordan Burchill, Mikaela Kahn
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Great story, last 30 minutes POWERFUL
11 August 2018 | by tedlyles-85070See all my reviews

I'll keep this short, it's a great movie that reminds us that nothing much has changed in the good old USA when it comes to race and relations. Spike and crew did a fabulous job bringing the story home and the up to date ending should be felt by any decent human being.


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