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Detroit (2017)

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Fact-based drama set during the 1967 Detroit riots in which a group of rogue police officers respond to a complaint with retribution rather than justice on their minds.

Director:

Kathryn Bigelow

Writer:

Mark Boal
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5 wins & 18 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Chris Chalk ... Officer Frank
Mason Alban ... Police Sergeant James
Bennett Deady Bennett Deady ... Police Officer Bill
Andrea Eversley Andrea Eversley ... Dancer
Michael Jibrin ... Vietnam Vet
Khris Davis ... Blind Pig Patron
Tokunbo Joshua Olumide Tokunbo Joshua Olumide ... Dave
Daniel Washington ... Blind Pig Bouncer
Amari Cheatom ... Undercover Cop
Tyler James Williams ... Leon
Laz Alonso ... Congressman Conyers
Benz Veal ... Nate Conyers
Angel Blaise ... Young Kid #1
Lance Law Lance Law ... Young Kid #2
Jaleel Sanders Jaleel Sanders ... Young Kid #3
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Storyline

A police raid in Detroit in 1967 results in one of the largest RACE riots in United States history. The story is centred around the Algiers Motel incident, which occurred in Detroit, Michigan on July 25, 1967, during the racially charged 12th Street Riot. It involves the death of three black men and the brutal beatings of nine other people: seven black men and two white women.

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racism | police | singing | motel | fear | See All (469) »

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It's Time We Knew. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence and pervasive language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 August 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Detroit See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$34,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$350,190, 30 July 2017, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$16,790,139, 12 October 2017
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

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1.85 : 1
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This is the third collaboration between director Kathryn Bigelow and screenwriter Mark Boal. The first two were Zero Dark Thirty (2012) and The Hurt Locker (2008). Both Bigelow and Boal won Oscars for The Hurt Locker, including Best Picture. See more »

Goofs

The blood over Julie's eye changes slightly from one scene to the next. Most of the time, she has the same blood smear, but in one scene, the blood is on her eyelid when it isn't in the rest of the scenes. See more »

Quotes

Dismukes: [to Lee] I need you to survive the night.
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Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Song of the South (2017) See more »

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Whatcha See Is Whatcha Get
Written by Anthony Hester
Performed by The Dramatics
Courtesy of Stax Records
By arrangement with Concord Music Group, Inc.
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Interesting and intense from the opening scene until the last.
9 August 2017 | by HellmantSee all my reviews

'DETROIT': Four and a Half Stars (Out of Five)

The new crime drama based on the racially charged Algiers Motel incident, during the 1967 12th Street riot in Detroit (the film was released to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the horrific incident). The movie was directed by Kathryn Bigelow, and it was written by acclaimed journalist/screenwriter Mark Boal (the duo also performed the same duties on both 2008's Best Picture winner 'THE HURT LOCKER', and 2012's Best Picture nominee 'ZERO DARK THIRTY'). The film stars John Boyega, Will Poulter, Algee Smith, Jason Mitchell, Jacob Latimore, Hannah Murray, Kaitlyn Dever, Jack Reynor, Ben O'Toole, John Krasinski and Anthony Mackie (who also costarred in 'THE HURT LOCKER'). It's received almost unanimous positive reviews from critics, and it's also a modest hit at the Box Office as well. I found it to be extremely well made and involving.

The film begins with a police raid of a private party, in 1967 Detroit, which then resulted in multiple days of rioting. The story then centers on a police raid of the Algiers Motel, on July 25th, where police believed a sniper fired on them from. The raid resulted in the terrorizing of several black suspects, and two white women, and the deaths of some of those involved. The story then shifts to the court room battle that followed the incident.

The movie is interesting, and pretty intense, from pretty much the opening scene until the last. All of the performances are good in it as well, and of course Bigelow's direction is almost flawless. For me the film was also very educational, as I knew very little about these events in history (prior to seeing the movie). I think the film is yet another great example of what a talented filmmaker Bigelow is, and obviously her and Boal make a great team together too. It's also cool to see Boyega in another strong starring role; a 'STAR WARS' actor that's actually making a name for himself (outside of the franchise) is always good to see.

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