R | | Biography, Comedy, Crime
Ron Stallworth, an African-American police officer from Colorado, successfully manages to infiltrate the local Ku Klux Klan with the help of a white surrogate, who eventually becomes head of the local branch.
Director Spike Lee and his writers moved the story back seven years from when it actually took place in 1979 to 1972. This allowed the film to reference both the then trendy blaxploitation movies and the re-election campaign, supposedly supported by... ...
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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