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.
Both director Spike Lee and star John David Washington are graduates of the Historically Black College/University (HBCU) Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia. (Frequent Spike Lee collaborator Sam Jackson is also a graduate).
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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