R | | Action, Biography, Drama
A disillusioned Confederate army deserter returns to Mississippi and leads a militia of fellow deserters, runaway slaves, and women in an uprising against the corrupt local Confederate government.
Among the many extras in the film is a man by the name of Christopher David McKnight, who is an actual descendant of the main character Newt Knight, played by Matthew McConaughey. Newt Knight is Christopher's great-great-great-grandfather and is from Lake Charles, LA.... ...
I don't want my boy to get lynched. Or beat. I want him to go to a school. I don't want him to drop his eyes every time a white man walk by. I don't want him to be a "boy" no more once he turn into a man.
When Newton Knight and his young cousin Daniel are sheltering in a rifle pit during a battle, a prominent Philip's head screw can be seen holding the parapet of the rifle pit together. The Philip's head screw wasn't invented until the 1930s.
$7,572,206 (USA) (24 June 2016)
$20,758,378 (USA) (22 July 2016)
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