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.
Roger Guinver Smith, who had a small role in this film as an accomplice of Malcolm during his criminal days, played "Smiley", a man selling photographs of Malcolm X and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., in Do the Right Thing (1989), also directed by Spike Lee.
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 Malcolm and Sophia are at the jazz club, a vocalist and a trumpet soloist are playing. The trumpeter plays a Monette trumpet, which was first available in 1983.
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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