R | | Biography, Crime, Drama
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.
Determined to get the part of Felix, Jasper Pääkkönen arrived at his audition in character, speaking in an American accent and refusing to divulge his background until asked directly by Spike Lee . When Pääkkönen revealed he was Finnish, Lee expressed his amazement and told him he had been completely convinced that Pääkkönen was American, and cast him in the role.
Dr. Kennebrew Beauregard:
Hello, my fellow Americans. They say we may have lost the battle but we didn't lose the war. Yes, my friends, we are under attack. You may have read about this in your local newspapers or seen it on the evening news. That's right. We are living in ...
Towards the end of the film during the car pursuit sequence, a vehicle quickly rounds a bend in a sweeping crane shot. A jump cut is clearly visible during this shot (presumably from stitching two takes together) and then there's an immediate cut to a take from inside the car rounding the same bend again.
In this second shot, one can clearly see the entire technocrane thru the car window as it passes thru the shot - in addition to roughly 15 obvious crew members standing around it.
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