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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.

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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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It's Time We Knew


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Rated R for strong violence and pervasive language | See all certifications »
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4 August 2017 (USA)  »

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Детройт  »

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$34,000,000 (estimated)

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$7,125,601 (USA) (6 August 2017)

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$15,525,229 (USA) (20 August 2017)
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A concert scene was filmed at the Emerson Majestic Theater in Boston. It's part of Emerson University, which has taught many in the entertainment industry. See more »

Goofs

The telephones in the hotel rooms and elsewhere have RJ (Registered Jack) style connectors. These style jacks were not introduced until the mid 1970s as ordered by the FCC. See more »

Quotes

Dismukes: [to Lee] I need you to survive the night.
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Featured in Sean Bradley Reviews: Detroit (2017) See more »

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Grow
Written by Algee Smith
Performed by Algee Smith and Larry Reed
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Great movie
5 August 2017 | by See all my reviews

This movie grabbed me from the very beginning. I completely lost myself in the portrayal of events...scared ...shocked...angered. There are many critics of this film that claim its not "historically accurate." Baloney!! Three unarmed young men were found shot to death in a location that was not involved in the rioting at all. The only people in the hotel with guns...were cops. Detroit homicide detective and the DA thought these cops were guilty...otherwise they would not have been brought up on charges. Those are the "facts". It's odd to me that the "not historically accurate" criticism is being played here. Dunkirk isn't historically accurate, Gettysburg wasn't historically accurate..and so on. Think of all the films that portrayed native Americans and African slaves in ways that made them look evil or savage. It seems that some films, topics, and directors get away with all kinds of fancy. Don't be fooled. This movie is great.


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