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Malcolm X / Warner Bros. Pictures presents in association with Largo International N.V., a 40 Acres and a Mule Filmworks production, a Marvin Worth production, a Spike Lee joint ; produced by Marvin Worth and Spike Lee ; screenplay by Arnold Perl and Spike Lee ; directed by Spike Lee.

Bassett, Angela. (Added Author). Blanchard, Terence. (Added Author). Freeman, Al. (Added Author). Haley, Alex. Motion picture adaptation of (work): Autobiography of Malcolm X. (Added Author). Hall, Albert. (Added Author). Lee, Spike. (Added Author). Lindo, Delroy, 1952- (Added Author). Perl, Arnold. (Added Author). Washington, Denzel, 1954- (Added Author). Worth, Marvin. (Added Author). Forty Acres & a Mule Filmworks. (Added Author). Largo International N.V. (Added Author). Warner Bros. Pictures (1969- ), (production company.). Criterion-on-Demand (Firm), (film distributor.). Denzel Washington, Angela Bassett, Albert Hall, Al Freeman Jr., Delroy Lindo, Spike Lee. (Cast).


Born Malcolm Little, his minister father was killed by the Ku Klux Klan. He became a gangster, and while in jail discovered the Nation of Islam writings of Elijah Muhammad. After getting out of jail, he preaches the teachings, but later on goes on a pilgrimage to the city of Mecca. There he converts to the original Islamic religion and becomes a Sunni Muslim. He changes his name to El-Hajj Malik Al-Shabazz and stops his anti-white teachings, having discovered the error of his mistakes. He is later assasinated and dies a Muslim martyr.

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  • Physical Description: 1 streaming video file (201 min.) : digital, sound, color
  • Publisher: Burbank, CA : Warner Bros., [2013]
  • Distributor: [Vaughan, Ontario] : Criterion Pictures, [date of distribution not identified]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Based on the book "The autobiography of Malcolm X" as told to Alex Haley.
Originally released as a motion picture by Warner Bros., 1992.
Restrictions on Access Note:
Access restricted to subscribers.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Photography, Ernest Dickerson ; editor, Barry Alexander Brown ; original music score, Terence Blanchard.
Participant or Performer Note:
Denzel Washington, Angela Bassett, Albert Hall, Al Freeman Jr., Delroy Lindo, Spike Lee.
Target Audience Note:
CHV rating: PG.
MPAA rating: PG-13; for a scene of violence, and for drugs and some language.
Additional Physical Form available Note:
French language version also available.
System Details Note:
Content available as a streaming video.
Source of Description Note:
Title from distributor's web site (viewed April 1, 2015).
Subject: X, Malcolm, 1925-1965 > Drama.
Assassination > Drama.
Civil rights workers > Drama.
Martyrs > Drama.
Sunnites > Drama.
United States > History > 1961-1969 > Drama.
United States > Race relations > Drama.
Genre: Biographical films.
Feature films.
Historical films.
Streaming video.

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