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.
When producer Jordan Peele first pitched the story - "Black man infiltrates Ku Klux Klan" - to director Spike Lee, Lee first thought it might be a suitable Dave Chappelle skit, until Peele assured him that the story was authentic. For Lee, it was just too outrageous a story to ignore. He had only a couple of conditions for directing: that he be allowed to include comedic elements, and that he could draw parallels with contemporary racial issues.
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 ...
Kennebrew Beauregard uses the term "super predator" in the prologue, which takes place in the 1960s. The term was not coined until the 1990s.
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