In July 2015, screenwriters/co-producers Charlie Wachtel and David Rabinowitz discovered the book Black Klansman by Ron Stallworth. They interviewed Stallworth and wrote a spec screenplay, then pitched the script to producers Shaun Redick and Ray Mansfield. They brought the property to QC Entertainment, which had co-produced the successful 2017 film Get Out. QC again teamed up with Jason Blum's company Blumhouse Productions, and Jordan Peele's company Monkeypaw Productions, to produce the project.
- 1 Terence BlanchardGone with the Wind 1:01
- 2 Terence BlanchardHatred at Its Best 2:37
- 3 Terence BlanchardMain Theme 1:02
- 4 Terence BlanchardRon's Theme 1:26
- 5 Terence BlanchardFiring Range 1:34
- 6 Terence BlanchardNo Cross Burning Tonight 3:12
- 7 Terence BlanchardPatrice Library 1:34
- 8 Terence BlanchardRon Meets FBI Agent 1:56
- 9 Terence BlanchardConnie and the Bomb 1:17
- 10 Terence BlanchardGuarding David Duke 0:57
- 11 Terence BlanchardTale of Two Powers 1 2:41
- 12 Terence BlanchardTale of Two Powers 2 2:21
- 13 Terence BlanchardTale of Two Powers 3 1:44
- 14 Terence BlanchardWoodrow Wilson 0:21
- 15 Terence BlanchardKlan Cavalry 0:46
- 16 Terence BlanchardRon's Search 1:06
- 17 Terence BlanchardPatrice Followed 1:27
- 18 Terence BlanchardHere Comes Ron 0:45
- 19 Terence BlanchardWhite Power Theme 0:44
- 20 Terence BlanchardPartner Funk Theme 0:40
- 21 Terence BlanchardMain Theme - Ron 1:23
- 22 Terence BlanchardBlut Und Boden (Blood and Soil) 3:42
- 23 Terence BlanchardPhoto Opps 3:39
|Runtime||2 hr 15 min|
|Budget||$15 000 000|
|Premiere: World||$93 413 709 August 9, 2018|
|USA||$49 275 340|
|Other countries||$44 138 369|
|Box Office – Budget||$78 413 709|
|Premiere: USA||$49 275 340 July 30, 2018|
|first day||$3 614 135|
|first weekend||$10 845 330|
|Digital: World||October 23, 2018|
|Parental Advisory||Profanity, Frightening & Intense Scenes, Violence & Gore, ...|
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DescriptionRon Stallworth, an African American police officer from Colorado Springs, Colorado, successfully infiltrates the local Ku Klux Klan branch aided by a Jewish surrogate who eventually becomes its leader. Based on actual events.
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I have long noticed that the topic of racial unrest in the USA is not close to me at all and the picture is forgotten after a while. the day after watching (hi Selma). This film was no exception. I would like to note the good musical component, good acting and GG’s cute girlfriend with an afro :) Translated to English
Impressive, relevant, stylish and a little comedic. At first glance, the film contains a story about the Ku Klux Klan, but if you dig deeper, you realize that the main theme of this picture is the life of a black man in our world, in a world of cruelty and violence, it’s a pity, but it is so. Translated to English
Boring movie, about nothing! No matter what they give an Oscar for! Translated to English
An acutely social movie for Trumpland by Spike Lee, who has returned to his former form. Translated to English
Xenophobia and hatred of one’s fellow man has no race, location, gender or affiliation. The film clearly states that history tends to repeat itself. Otherwise, top sound, costumes, chemistry between Driver and Washington, the story is solid and interesting. Translated to English
Such a crazy story that I was surprised when I found out that it was real! The result is a good picture that balances both humor and acute social drama. The ending turned out to be somewhat crumpled, but the final shots of our time are amazing. Translated to English