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The Best of Enemies (2019)

PG-13 | | Biography, Drama, History | 5 April 2019 (USA)
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Civil rights activist Ann Atwater faces off against C.P. Ellis, Exalted Cyclops of the Ku Klux Klan, in 1971 Durham, North Carolina over the issue of school integration.

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Robin Bissell

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Robin Bissell (adaptation), Osha Gray Davidson (based on the book by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Taraji P. Henson ... Ann Atwater
Sam Rockwell ... C.P. Ellis
Babou Ceesay ... Bill Riddick
Nick Searcy ... Garland Keith
Wes Bentley ... Floyd Kelly
Anne Heche ... Mary Ellis
Bruce McGill ... Carvie Oldham
John Gallagher Jr. ... Lee Trombley
Nicholas Logan ... Wiley Yates
Gilbert Glenn Brown ... Howard Clement
Caitlin Mehner ... Maddy Mays
Dolan Wilson ... Councilman Bill Atkins
Morgan Mackey Morgan Mackey ... Young Mother
Jennifer Sears ... Protest Staffer
Wes McGee ... Cyrus (Uniformed Patrolman)
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Civil rights activist Ann Atwater faces off against C.P. Ellis, Exalted Cyclops of the Ku Klux Klan, in 1971 Durham, North Carolina over the issue of school integration.

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Change is worth fighting for.


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Rated PG-13 for thematic material, racial epithets, some violence and a suggestive reference | See all certifications »

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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

5 April 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Atlanta, Georgia See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,446,190, 7 April 2019, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$8,989,777, 18 April 2019
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Trivia

Sam Rockwell and Bruce McGill previously appeared in Matchstick Men (2003). See more »

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During one of the first charrette meetings that Bill Riddick holds in a classroom, the word "committee" is misspelled several times on the blackboard behind him as "commitee." See more »

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A Whiff of Perfume
Written by Werner Tautz
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Way better than Greenbook.
18 April 2019 | by subxerogravitySee all my reviews

So the fact that this movie came out in April means its chances of getting nominated for an Oscar are slim, which is tragic. I feel like this story about two people from completely different worlds that hate each other coming together through communication (with a slight push), is more insightful than what Greenbook Sam Rockwell gave a stellar performance in this movie. I think it's similar to what Ed Norton did in American History X so long ago. I loved Teraiji P. Hensen in this one as well. What a great combo of actors going on here. It's a very uplifting and heart warming story, but at the same time it's real. Does not feel like magic happen, only understanding. This should be what the academy is looking at.


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