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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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA) Rated R for language throughout, including racial epithets, and for disturbing/violent material and some sexual references |
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Director Spike Lee and his writers moved the story back seven years from when it actually took place in 1979 to 1972. This allowed the film to reference both the then trendy blaxploitation movies and the re-election campaign, supposedly supported by the Klan, of President Richard Nixon
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The detective who inspired the Flip Zimmerman character was not Jewish in real life. Much like Zimmerman though, he was a non-religious man who found his detached views on faith changed by his experiences dealing with the KKK. See more
America first. America first.
If I would have known that this was a Klan meeting, I wouldn't have taken this motherfucking job. Shit.
References The Wire
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Say It Loud - I'm Black and I'm Proud (Parts 1&2)
Written By James Brown
And Pee Wee Ellis
(as Alfred Ellis) See more