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Malcolm X

1993 | 3h 19m | Drama

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Writer-director Spike Lee's epic portrayal of the life and times of the slain civil rights leader Malcolm X begins with the cross-cut imagery of the police beating of black motorist Rodney King juxtaposed with an American flag burning into the shape of the letter X. When the film's narrative begins moments later, it jumps back to World War II-era Boston, where Malcolm Little (Denzel Washington) is making his living as a hustler. The son of a Baptist preacher who was murdered by the Ku Klux Klan, Little was raised by foster parents after his mother was deemed clinically insane; as an adult, he ...


Spike Lee


Denzel Washington Angela Bassett Albert Hall Al Freeman Jr. Delroy Lindo Spike Lee Theresa Randle Kate Vernon Lonette McKee Tommy Hollis

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21 Jan 1993

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