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Queen & Slim (2019)

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A couple's first date takes an unexpected turn when a police officer pulls them over.

Director:

Melina Matsoukas

Writers:

Lena Waithe (screenplay by), James Frey (story by) | 1 more credit »
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11 wins & 31 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Daniel Kaluuya ... Slim
Jodie Turner-Smith ... Queen
Bokeem Woodbine ... Uncle Earl
Chloë Sevigny ... Mrs. Shepherd
Flea ... Mr. Shepherd
Sturgill Simpson ... Police Officer Reed
Indya Moore ... Goddess
Benito Martinez ... Sheriff Edgar
Jahi Di'Allo Winston ... Junior
Gralen Bryant Banks ... Older Black Man
Dickson Obahor ... Large Black Man
Bryant Tardy ... Chubby
Thom Gossom Jr. ... Slim's Father (as Thomas Gossom Jr.)
Melanie Halfkenny ... Naomi
Brian Thornton ... SWAT Leader
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Storyline

Slim and Queen's first date takes an unexpected turn when a policeman pulls them over for a minor traffic violation. When the situation escalates, Slim takes the officer's gun and shoots him in self-defence. Now labelled cop killers in the media, Slim and Queen feel that they have no choice but to go on the run and evade the law. When a video of the incident goes viral, the unwitting outlaws soon become a symbol of trauma, terror, grief and pain for people all across the country Written by stmc-25959

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, some strong sexuality, nudity, pervasive language, and brief drug use. | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?

Trivia

According to the writer, the divergent world views of the two protagonists were based on the differences between Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X. See more »

Goofs

When driving to the airplane, the dinner makes a right hand turn, the driver only slides his hands over the steering wheel, but didn't physically turn the wheel at all. See more »

Quotes

Queen: Pictures aren't just about vanity, they're proof of your existence.
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Connections

References Love Jones (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

Almeda
Written by Solange (as Solange Knowles), The-Dream (as Terius Nash), Playboi Carti (as Jordan Carter), John Carroll Kirby and Pharrell Williams
Performed by Solange
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By arrangement with Sony Music Entertainment
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Authentic feeling
1 December 2019 | by paigebalstonSee all my reviews

The film was a beautiful yet striking journey and though all of our favorite love stories have definite endings, this one tied two purposes together. The director did a phenomenal job and everyone involved for that matter. This is a film I'm rooting for. Hope it stays in theaters longer than 2 weeks.


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Details

Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 November 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Queen & Slim See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$18,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,890,490, 1 December 2019

Gross USA:

$43,808,310

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$47,802,566
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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