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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 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

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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Based on a true story. See more »

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Biography | Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

Patrick Weller, who plays Master Patrolman Andy Landers, is the nephew of actor Peter Weller, who famously portrayed RoboCop, a role that was taken over by Robert John Burke, who plays Chief Bridges in this film. See more »

Goofs

When David Duke inducts Flip into the Klan, the cross behind him is illuminated with helical CFL light bulbs. Although CFL bulbs were invented in 1976, they did not become commercially available until the mid 1990s. See more »

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[first lines]
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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References Cleopatra Jones (1973) See more »

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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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BlacKkKlansman
31 August 2018 | by henry8-3See all my reviews

Amazing true story of a small team of police infiltrating a local klan chapter to try to stop looming violence.

Driver is first class as the white undercover presence, with Washington himself oozing presence throughout as the black officer who conceives the plan, runs the show and in a number of hilarious high points gains the respect and trust of the big Klan chief over the phone.

Whilst there is arguably room for a little bit of trimming, this remains highly engaging throughout with a great script and fine performances. The amazing trick here is how Lee seems to very cleverly shift from laugh out loud comedy to troubling sometimes fairly intense scene and back without missing a beat.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 August 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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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

Gross USA:

$49,275,340

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$93,400,823
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Dolby Atmos

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2.39 : 1
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