PG-13 | | Biography, Drama, History
Biographical epic of the controversial and influential Black Nationalist leader, from his early life and career as a small-time gangster, to his ministry as a member of the Nation of Islam.
According to Spike Lee, Warner Bros. wanted him to shoot the Egypt scenes on the Jersey shoreline. He refused.
In the name of Allah the merciful, all praises due to Allah, Lord of all the worlds. The one God to whom praise is due forever. The one who came to us in the person of Master Fard Muhammad and raised up the Honorable Elijah Muhammad. Amen.
When Benjamin leaves the coffee shop after talking to Malcolm X about joining the Brotherhood of Islam, the bodyguard is on his left. When the camera angle is changed toward the front door, the same bodyguard is on his right.
During the opening credits the American Flag is shown and near the end it starts burning and leaves a giant X, which is part of the movie's title.
$9,871,125 (USA) (22 November 1992)
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