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 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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In the early 1970s, Ron Stallworth is hired as the first black officer in the Colorado Springs, Colorado police department. Stallworth is initially assigned to work in the records room, where he faces racial slurs from his coworkers. Stallworth requests a transfer to go undercover, and is assigned to infiltrate a local rally at which national civil rights leader Kwame Ture (birth name Stokely Carmichael) is to give a speech. At the rally, Stallworth meets Patrice Dumas, the president of the black student union at Colorado College. While taking Ture to his hotel, Patrice is stopped by patrolman Andy Landers, a corrupt, racist officer in Stallworth's precinct, who threatens Ture and sexually assaults Patrice..

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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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Director Spike Lee received a six-minute standing ovation at the Cannes Film Festival after the premiere of the film. See more »

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

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Dr. Kennebrew Beauregard: Hello, my fellow Americans. They say we may have lost the battle but we didn't lose the war. Yes, my friends, we are under attack. You may have read about this in your local newspapers or seen it on the evening news. That's right. We are living in an era marked by the spread of integration and miscegenation. The Brown decision. The Brown decision, forced upon us by the Jewish-controlled puppets on the U.S. Supreme Court, compelling white children to go to school with an inferior ...
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Connections

References Hit Man (1972) See more »

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Ball of Confusion (That's What the World Is Today)
Written by Barrett Strong, Norman Whitfield
Performed by The Temptations
Courtesy of Motown Records
Under License from Universal Music Enterprises
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Infiltrated in the Ku Klux Klan
3 March 2019 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

In the 70´s, in Colorado Springs, the quirky Afro-American Ron Stallworth (John David Washington) joins the police department and is assigned to work in the records room. Soon he offers to work undercover in the Narcotics, but his chief assigns him to infiltrate in a black movement led by Stokely Carmichael (Corey Hawkins) instead, where he meets the leader of the students Patrice Dumas (Laura Harrier). When he sees a Ku Klux Klan advertisement in the newspaper, Ron contacts the organization and is invited to join it. He convinces his chief to let the Jewish detective Flip Zimmerman (Adam Driver) to go to the meeting posing of Ron Stallworth and they both investigate the organization.

"BlacKkKlansman" is a great film based on true events in the biographic book by Ron Stallworth, who was the first black police officer in Colorado Springs. The screenplay is engaging with tension and humor in right doses and the performances are top-notch. The footages in the end of the film are impressive. My vote is eight.

Title (Brazil): "Infiltrado na Klan" ("Infiltrated in the Klan")


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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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Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,845,330, 12 August 2018

Gross USA:

$49,275,340

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$93,413,417
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2.39 : 1
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