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The Real Malcolm X (1992)

TV Movie | 60 min | Documentary, Biography

CBS News looks at Malcolm X, focusing on his public life from 1959 to his assassination in 1965, suggesting that his death was a great loss to the nation. The film intercuts archival footage of Malcolm and interviews with family, friends, ...See moreCBS News looks at Malcolm X, focusing on his public life from 1959 to his assassination in 1965, suggesting that his death was a great loss to the nation. The film intercuts archival footage of Malcolm and interviews with family, friends, colleagues, scholars, and writers. CBS documents Malcolm's move from being Elijah Muhammad's deputy in the Nation of Islam to his embrace of Islam: his new links with the civil rights movement posed a real threat to the powers that be. CBS details his death after secret FBI acts to increase the rift between Muhammad and Malcolm. Maya Angelou, Dick Gregory, and Andrew Young offer trenchant comments. "He was our manhood," eulogized Ossie Davis. Written by See less
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44 cast members
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Dan Rather
Self - Narrator / Interviewer Self - Narrator / Interviewer   See fewer
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Maya Angelou
Self - Friend Self - Friend   See fewer
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Ray Barron
Self - Nightclub Promoter Self - Nightclub Promoter   See fewer
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Chuck D
Self - Public Enemy Self - Public Enemy   See fewer
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Ella Collins
Self - Half-Sister Self - Half-Sister   See fewer
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Rod Collins
Self - Nephew Self - Nephew   See fewer
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James Cone
Self - Professor Self - Professor   See fewer
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James Cotton
Self - Classmate Self - Classmate   See fewer
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David Dubois
Self - Son of W.E.B. DuBois Self - Son of W.E.B. DuBois   See fewer
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James Farmer
Self - Civil Rights Leader Self - Civil Rights Leader   See fewer
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Peter Goldman
Self - Author Self - Author   See fewer
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Pidie Lucus Green
Self - Waitress Self - Waitress   See fewer
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Dick Gregory
Self - Friend Self - Friend   See fewer
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Lionel Hampton
Self - Friend Self - Friend   See fewer
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Brother James
Self - Public Enemy Self - Public Enemy   See fewer
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Malcolm 'Shorty' Jarvis
Self - Friend Self - Friend   See fewer
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Clarence B. Jones
Self - Legal Advisor to Martin Luther King (as Clarence Jones) Self - Legal Advisor to Martin Luther King (as Clarence Jones)   See fewer
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Quincy Jones
Self - Friend Self - Friend   See fewer
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Yvonne Jones
Self - Sister Self - Sister   See fewer
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Charles Kenyatta
Self - Aide to Malcolm X Self - Aide to Malcolm X   See fewer
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Wallace D. Muhammad
Self - Son of Elijah Muhammad (as W. Deen Muhammad) Self - Son of Elijah Muhammad (as W. Deen Muhammad)   See fewer
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Gilson Pearsall
Self - Teacher Self - Teacher   See fewer
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Gene Roberts
Self - Bodyguard and Undercover Policeman Self - Bodyguard and Undercover Policeman   See fewer
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Betty Shabazz
Self - Wife Self - Wife   See fewer
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Yusuf Shah
Self - Chief Aide and Author Self - Chief Aide and Author   See fewer
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Wesley Snipes
Self - Actor Self - Actor   See fewer
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Percy Sutton
Self - Legal Advisor Self - Legal Advisor   See fewer
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Mario Van Peebles
Self - Actor Self - Actor   See fewer
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Mike Wallace
Self - NYC TV Journalist Self - NYC TV Journalist   See fewer
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Malcolm-Jamal Warner
Self - Actor Self - Actor   See fewer
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Andrew Young
Self - Aide to Martin Luther King Self - Aide to Martin Luther King   See fewer
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Walter Cronkite
Self - Announces Death of JFK (archive footage) (uncredited) Self - Announces Death of JFK (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Fred Davis
Self - 'Front Page Challenge', with Malcolm X (archive footage) (uncredited) Self - 'Front Page Challenge', with Malcolm X (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ossie Davis
Self - Delivers Eulogy (archive footage) (uncredited) Self - Delivers Eulogy (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Marcus Garvey
Self (in car during parade) (archive footage) (uncredited) Self (in car during parade) (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
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J. Edgar Hoover
Self - Discusses FBI Relations with Colored Folk (archive footage) (uncredited) Self - Discusses FBI Relations with Colored Folk (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jacqueline Kennedy
Self - JFK's Funeral (archive footage) (uncredited) Self - JFK's Funeral (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
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John F. Kennedy
Self - Dallas (archive footage) (uncredited) Self - Dallas (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Robert F. Kennedy
Self - JFK's Funeral (archive footage) (uncredited) Self - JFK's Funeral (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ted Kennedy
Self - JFK's Funeral (archive footage) (uncredited) Self - JFK's Funeral (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Martin Luther King
Self - March on Washington (archive footage) (uncredited) Self - March on Washington (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Malcolm X
Self - Speeches, Lies in State (archive footage) (uncredited) Self - Speeches, Lies in State (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Elijah Muhammad
Self (archive footage) (uncredited) Self (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
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6.6 / 10 | 44 votes