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Death of a Prophet (1981)

After breaking ties with the Nation of Islam, Malcolm X became a man marked for death...and it was just a matter of time before his enemies closed in. Despite death threats and intimidation... See full summary »

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Woodie King Jr.

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Woodie King Jr.
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Morgan Freeman ... Malcolm X
Yolanda King Yolanda King ... Betty Shabazz
Mansoor Najee-ullah ... Comrade 1 (bearded assassin)
Sam Singleton Sam Singleton ... Brother Samuels ?
Tommy Redmond Hicks Tommy Redmond Hicks ... Comrade 2 (beardless assassin) (as Tommie Hicks)
Yusef Iman Yusef Iman
Sonny Jim Gaines Sonny Jim Gaines
Kirk Kirksey Kirk Kirksey
Charles Griffin Charles Griffin
James DeJongh James DeJongh
Salaelo Maredi Salaelo Maredi
Ossie Davis ... Himself
Yuri Kochiyama Yuri Kochiyama ... Herself
Amiri Baraka Amiri Baraka ... Himself
George Harris
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After breaking ties with the Nation of Islam, Malcolm X became a man marked for death...and it was just a matter of time before his enemies closed in. Despite death threats and intimidation, Malcolm marched on - continuing to spread the word of equality and brotherhood right up until the moment of his brutal and untimely assassination. Highlighted by newsreel footage and interviews, this is the story of the last twenty-four hours of Malcolm X. Featuring the music of jazz percussionist Max Roach. Written by Echo Bridge Home Entertainment

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Drama | History

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 October 2017 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

The Last Days of Malcolm X See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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Fantastic Biography
11 July 2006 | by whpratt1See all my reviews

Simply admire Morgan Freeman( Malcolm X), as a great actor with outstanding talents and a person who puts his very heart and soul into any role he tries to portray. In this film, Morgan stars as a dynamic African-American activist who fought for racial equality during the rough and tough 1960s. Unfortunately, this film only portrays the final twenty-four hours of the civil rights leader's life. Morgan Freeman made you feel the great power that this crusader had within his very soul and how he truly loved his calling to help the poverty stricken people and to bring his race into the light of the entire world. If you like Morgan Freeman and a cast of great actors, please don't miss this film.


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