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The Hate U Give (2018)

PG-13 | | Crime, Drama | 19 October 2018 (USA)
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Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Now, facing pressure from all sides of the community, Starr must find her voice and stand up for what's right.

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George Tillman Jr.

Writers:

Audrey Wells (screenplay by), Angie Thomas (based upon the novel by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Amandla Stenberg ... Starr Carter
Regina Hall ... Lisa Carter
Russell Hornsby ... Maverick 'Mav' Carter
Anthony Mackie ... King
Issa Rae ... April Ofrah
Common ... Carlos
Algee Smith ... Khalil
Sabrina Carpenter ... Hailey
K.J. Apa ... Chris
Dominique Fishback ... Kenya
Lamar Johnson ... Seven Carter
TJ Wright ... Sekani
Megan Lawless ... Maya
Rhonda Johnson Dents ... Miss Rosalie
Tony Vaughn ... Mr. Lewis
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Storyline

Starr Carter is constantly switching between two worlds: the poor, mostly black, neighborhood where she lives and the rich, mostly white, prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Now, facing pressures from all sides of the community, Starr must find her voice and stand up for what's right. Written by Twentieth Century Fox

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Taglines:

Two worlds, one voice, no going back

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Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for mature thematic elements, some violent content, drug material and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 October 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Hate U Give See more »

Filming Locations:

Atlanta, Georgia, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$23,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$512,035, 7 October 2018

Gross USA:

$29,719,483

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$34,934,009
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR (5.1)| Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

King drives a black BMW 7-Series sedan with chrome, custom rims. That's the same kind of car Tupac Shakur was riding in on the night that he died. Anthony Mackie, plays King also portrayed Tupac Shakur in Notorious. The docudrama based on the life and Death of Tupac's HipHop rival The Notorious Big. See more »

Goofs

When the girls were riding with King in his car, the speedometer and RPM tachometer were clearly visible in backseat view shots of King driving. The RPM tachometer would fluctuate up and down like normal driving, but the speedometer never went higher than zero to three MPH, clearly a sign that the actor was accelerating the gas pedal (while in neutral), but the car was being pulled or pushed for the interior shots. See more »

Quotes

Maverick 'Mav' Carter: [from the trailer] I didn't name you Starr by accident.
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Surprisingly nuanced; undeniably effective
5 October 2018 | by neilahunterSee all my reviews

I note the very large number of one star reviews of a film that has only played festivals - hmm, that's curious. What could that be about?

For the record (and I'm not the film's target audience) this is a rather sophisticated YA film, a mix of teen romance, female self-empowerment, and the politics of Black Lives Matter. Chewy subject matter - police violence, the unconscious racism of bien-pensant privileged whites, divisions within the black community - is treated quite interestingly. There are contrivances, but for all that, it's very well done and I suspect it will be a hit.


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