R | | Biography, Comedy, Crime
Ron Stallworth, an African American police officer from Colorado Springs, CO, successfully manages to infiltrate the local Ku Klux Klan branch with the help of a Jewish surrogate who eventually becomes its leader. Based on actual events.
On May 19, 2018, Spike Lee won the Grand Prix at the Cannes Film Festival; May 19 was Malcolm X's birthday. Lee directed Denzel Washington (John David Washington's father) in Malcolm X (1992).
Are you down for the liberation of black people?
Ron Stallworth: Power to the people.
Patrice Dumas: All power to all the people.
Ron Stallworth: That's right, sister.
The detective who inspired the Flip Zimmerman character was not Jewish in real life. Much like Zimmerman though, he was a non-religious man who found his detached views on faith changed by his experiences dealing with the KKK.
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