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Queen of Katwe (2016)

PG
124 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

A Ugandan girl sees her world rapidly change after being introduced to the game of chess.
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Director
Mira Nair (directed by)
Writers
William Wheeler (screenplay by) | Tim Crothers (based on the ESPN Magazine article and book by)
Producers
John B. Carls (produced by) (as John Carls) | Lydia Dean Pilcher (produced by) | Genevieve Hofmeyr
Composer
Alex Heffes (original score composed by)
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Budget
$15,000,000
Opening weekend
$304,933
Gross (US & Canada)
$8,874,389
Gross (World)
$10,367,161
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Release date
Sep 30, 2016 (United States)

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Madina Nalwanga
Phiona Mutesi Phiona Mutesi   See fewer
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David Oyelowo
Robert Katende Robert Katende   See fewer
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Lupita Nyong'o
Nakku Harriet Nakku Harriet   See fewer
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Martin Kabanza
Mugabi Brian Mugabi Brian   See fewer
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Taryn Kyaze
Night (as Taryn "Kay" Kyaze) Night (as Taryn "Kay" Kyaze)   See fewer
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Ivan Jacobo
Young Richard Young Richard   See fewer
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Nicolas Levesque
Older Richard Older Richard   See fewer
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Edgar Kanyike
Joseph Joseph   See fewer
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Esther Tebandeke
Sara Katende Sara Katende   See fewer
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Hope Katende
Hope Katende Hope Katende   See fewer
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Philip Luswata
Minister Aloysius Kyazze Minister Aloysius Kyazze   See fewer
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Peter Odeke
Enoch Barumba Enoch Barumba   See fewer
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Minky Ndlovu
Man on Boda (as Nhlahla "Minkey" Ndlovu) Man on Boda (as Nhlahla "Minkey" Ndlovu)   See fewer
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Jack Kinobe Sserunkuuma
Mr. Wilson Mr. Wilson   See fewer
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Mrs. Kimbale Mrs. Kimbale   See fewer
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Allen Musumba
Zesiro Zesiro   See fewer
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Rori Motuba
Christine Namaganda Christine Namaganda   See fewer
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Aaron Moloisi
Rwabushenyi Official Rwabushenyi Official   See fewer
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Akin Omotoso
Rwabushenyi President Rwabushenyi President   See fewer
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Maggie Benedict
Chess Federation Secretary Chess Federation Secretary   See fewer
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Charles Mulekwa
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Lele Ledwaba
Budo Secretary Budo Secretary   See fewer
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Pritchard Pritchard   See fewer
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Elizabeth Elizabeth   See fewer
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Kagramanov Kagramanov   See fewer
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Shakira Shakira   See fewer
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Joel Okuyo Atiku Prynce
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Zohran Kwame Mamdani
Bookie Student Bookie Student   See fewer
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Lukenge Yusuf
Bricklayer Bricklayer   See fewer
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Sarah Nansubuga
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Teslim Animashaun
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Katende's Grandmother Katende's Grandmother   See fewer
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Moses Awori
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Babirye Stellah
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Rayan Ssewanyana
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Kakande Sharif
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Stephen Mutabazi
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Were Edrine
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Mbadidde Florence
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Mubiru David
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Kiddu Isah
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Nakato Lydia
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Gloria Nansubuga
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Russian Chess Official (uncredited) Russian Chess Official (uncredited)   See fewer
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7.4 / 10 | 13,082 votes