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Malcolm X (film)

Cover of the film's two-DVD set featuring Denzel Washington as Malcolm X in an iconic pose
Film information
NameMalcolm X
Directed bySpike Lee
Produced byPreston L. Holmes
Jon Kilik
Spike Lee
Ahmed Murad
Monty Ross
Fernando Sulichin
Marvin Worth
Written byBook:
Alex Haley
Malcolm X
Spike Lee
Arnold Perl
StarringDenzel Washington
Christopher Plummer
Spike Lee
Angela Bassett
Albert Hall
Al Freeman, Jr.
Delroy Lindo
Music byTerence Blanchard
CinematographyErnest Dickerson
Editing byBarry Alexander Brown
StudioLargo International
40 Acres & A Mule Filmworks
Distributed byWarner Bros. Pictures
Release dateNovember 18, 1992
Running time202 min.
Budget$33,000,000 (estimated)
Gross revenue$48,169,910

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'Malcolm X' is a 1992 biographical motion picture about the Muslim-American figure Malcolm X (born Malcolm Little). It was co-written, co-produced, and directed by Spike Lee. It stars Denzel Washington as the titular character and co-stars Angela Bassett, Albert Hall, Al Freeman, Jr., and Delroy Lindo. Karen Allen, Peter Boyle, Ossie Davis, attorney William Kunstler,, Christopher Plummer, Black Panther Party co-founder Bobby Seale. The Rev. Al Sharpton and future South Africa president Nelson Mandela are among the cameo appearances. Spike Lee has a small role as Shorty, a character based partially on a real-life acquaintance, Malcolm "Shorty" Jarvis, a fellow criminal and jazz trumpeter.

The film dramatizes key events in Malcolm X's life: his criminal career, his incarceration, his conversion to Islam, his ministry as a member of the Nation of Islam and later falling out with the organization, his marriage to Betty X, his pilgrimage to Mecca and reevaluation of his views concerning whites, and his assassination on February 21, 1965. Defining childhood incidents, including his father's death, his mother's mental illness, and his experiences with racism, are dramatized in flashbacks.

Malcolm X's screenplay, co-credited to Lee and Arnold Perl, is based largely on Alex Haley's 1965 book, The Autobiography of Malcolm X. Haley collaborated with Malcolm X on the book beginning in 1963 and completed it after Malcolm X's death.

Malcolm X was distributed by Warner Bros. and released on November 18, 1992.

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- Producer Marvin Worth on his 25 year effort to make a film about the life of Malcolm X

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- Spike Lee explaining his request for black interviewers

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2000sBamboozled (2000) * 25th Hour (2002) * She Hate Me (2004) * Inside Man (2006) * Miracle at St. Anna (2008)
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