- Status: Completed
- Score: 7.7/10
- Director: Spike Lee
- Country: English
- Year: 1992
- Duration: 202 min
Biographical epic of the controversial and influential Black Nationalist leader, from his early life and career as a small-time gangster, to his ministry as a member of the Nation of Islam.
Biograpical epic of Malcolm X, the legendary African American leader. Born Malcolm Little, his father (a Garveyite Baptist minister) was killed by the Ku Klux Klan. Malcolm became a gangster, and while in jail discovered the Nation of Islam writings of Elijah Muhammad. He preaches the teachings when let out of jail, 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 and changes his name to El-Hajj Malik Al-Shabazz. He is assassinated on February 21, 1965 and dies a Muslim martyr.
Denzel Washington, Albert Hall, Delroy Lindo, Theresa Randle, Lonette McKee, James McDaniel, Jean-Claude La Marre, Larry McCoy, Angela Bassett, Al Freeman Jr., Spike Lee, Kate Vernon, Tommy Hollis, Ernest Thomas, O.L. Duke,