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Detroit (2017)

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Fact-based drama set during the 1967 Detroit riots in which a group of rogue police officers respond to a complaint with retribution rather than justice on their minds.

Director:

Kathryn Bigelow

Writer:

Mark Boal
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5 wins & 18 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Chris Chalk ... Officer Frank
Mason Alban ... Police Sergeant James
Bennett Deady Bennett Deady ... Police Officer Bill
Andrea Eversley Andrea Eversley ... Dancer
Michael Jibrin ... Vietnam Vet
Khris Davis ... Blind Pig Patron
Tokunbo Joshua Olumide Tokunbo Joshua Olumide ... Dave
Daniel Washington ... Blind Pig Bouncer
Amari Cheatom ... Undercover Cop
Tyler James Williams ... Leon
Laz Alonso ... Congressman Conyers
Benz Veal ... Nate Conyers
Angel Blaise ... Young Kid #1
Lance Law Lance Law ... Young Kid #2
Jaleel Sanders Jaleel Sanders ... Young Kid #3
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Storyline

A police raid in Detroit in 1967 results in one of the largest RACE riots in United States history. The story is centred around the Algiers Motel incident, which occurred in Detroit, Michigan on July 25, 1967, during the racially charged 12th Street Riot. It involves the death of three black men and the brutal beatings of nine other people: seven black men and two white women.

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racism | police | singing | motel | fear | See All (469) »

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Based On The True Story Of One Of The Most Terryfying Secrets In American History. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence and pervasive language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 August 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Detroit: Zona de conflicto See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$34,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$350,190, 30 July 2017, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$16,790,139, 12 October 2017
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Scenes were filmed inside Dedham District Court, in Dorchester, Massachusetts and in Brockton, Massachusetts. In addition, the movie filmed in Detroit during October 2016. The elimination of Michigan's film incentives in 2015 affected the filming locations. See more »

Goofs

One of the wall lights in a scene has a fluorescent bulb. These were not invented until the 1990s and not widely used until the 2000s. See more »

Quotes

Dismukes: [to Lee] I need you to survive the night.
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Connections

Featured in CBS This Morning: Episode dated 28 July 2017 (2017) See more »

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Chained
Written by Frank Wilson
Performed by Paul Peterson
Courtesy of Motown Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Interesting and intense from the opening scene until the last.
9 August 2017 | by HellmantSee all my reviews

'DETROIT': Four and a Half Stars (Out of Five)

The new crime drama based on the racially charged Algiers Motel incident, during the 1967 12th Street riot in Detroit (the film was released to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the horrific incident). The movie was directed by Kathryn Bigelow, and it was written by acclaimed journalist/screenwriter Mark Boal (the duo also performed the same duties on both 2008's Best Picture winner 'THE HURT LOCKER', and 2012's Best Picture nominee 'ZERO DARK THIRTY'). The film stars John Boyega, Will Poulter, Algee Smith, Jason Mitchell, Jacob Latimore, Hannah Murray, Kaitlyn Dever, Jack Reynor, Ben O'Toole, John Krasinski and Anthony Mackie (who also costarred in 'THE HURT LOCKER'). It's received almost unanimous positive reviews from critics, and it's also a modest hit at the Box Office as well. I found it to be extremely well made and involving.

The film begins with a police raid of a private party, in 1967 Detroit, which then resulted in multiple days of rioting. The story then centers on a police raid of the Algiers Motel, on July 25th, where police believed a sniper fired on them from. The raid resulted in the terrorizing of several black suspects, and two white women, and the deaths of some of those involved. The story then shifts to the court room battle that followed the incident.

The movie is interesting, and pretty intense, from pretty much the opening scene until the last. All of the performances are good in it as well, and of course Bigelow's direction is almost flawless. For me the film was also very educational, as I knew very little about these events in history (prior to seeing the movie). I think the film is yet another great example of what a talented filmmaker Bigelow is, and obviously her and Boal make a great team together too. It's also cool to see Boyega in another strong starring role; a 'STAR WARS' actor that's actually making a name for himself (outside of the franchise) is always good to see.

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