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.
Looking back on the experience of making Malcolm X (1992) and the pressure he faced to produce an accurate film, Spike Lee jokingly stated on the DVD audio commentary that when this movie was released, he and Denzel Washington had their passports handy in case they needed to flee the country.
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.
The New York Hilton is shown with its name in red electrically lit letters on the face of the building. In 1965, the year Malcolm X was assassinated, the letters were blue.
The credits feature many prominent African-American entertainers (Bill Cosby and Janet Jackson among others) wearing X-Caps and using their arms to make the "X" symbol.
$9,871,125 (USA) (22 November 1992)
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