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  • The Best of Enemies (2019)
  • PG-13
    133 min | Biography, Drama, History
The Best of Enemies (2019)
PG-13
133 min | Biography, Drama, History

Civil rights activist Ann Atwater faces off against C.P. Ellis, Exalted Cyclops of the Ku Klux Klan, in 1971 Durham, North Carolina over the issue of school integration.
Director
Robin Bissell (directed by)
Writers
Robin Bissell | Osha Gray Davidson (inspired by true events chronicled in 'The Best of Enemies: Race and Redemption in the New South' by)
Producers
Matt Berenson (produced by) (p.g.a.) | Fred Bernstein (produced by) | Robin Bissell (produced by) (p.g.a.) | Tobey Maguire (produced by) & 3 more
Composer
Marcelo Zarvos (music by)
Cinematographer
Editor
Casting Directors
Shayna Markowitz (casting by) | Debra Zane (casting by)
Production Designer
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Release date
Apr 5, 2019 (United States)

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Cast

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111 cast members
Name Known for
Taraji P. Henson
Ann Atwater Ann Atwater   See fewer
Sam Rockwell
C.P. Ellis C.P. Ellis   See fewer
Babou Ceesay
Bill Riddick Bill Riddick   See fewer
Anne Heche
Mary Ellis Mary Ellis   See fewer
Wes Bentley
Floyd Kelly Floyd Kelly   See fewer
Nick Searcy
Garland Keith Garland Keith   See fewer
Bruce McGill
Carvie Oldham Carvie Oldham   See fewer
John Gallagher Jr.
Lee Tromblay Lee Tromblay   See fewer
Nicholas Logan
Wiley Yates Wiley Yates   See fewer
Gilbert Glenn Brown
Howard Clement Howard Clement   See fewer
Caitlin Mehner
Maddy Mays Maddy Mays   See fewer
Dolan Wilson
Councilman Bill Atkins Councilman Bill Atkins   See fewer
Morgan Mackey
Young Mother Young Mother   See fewer
Kendall Ryan Sanders
Ben Butler Ben Butler   See fewer
Chris Cavalier
Leonard Leonard   See fewer
Malerie Grady
Singing White Woman Singing White Woman   See fewer
Najah Jackson
Operation Breakthrough Staffer Operation Breakthrough Staffer   See fewer
Bethany DeZelle
Court Clerk Court Clerk   See fewer
David Plunkett
Mr. Paulsen Mr. Paulsen   See fewer
Al Hamacher
Charles Steele Charles Steele   See fewer
McKenzie Applegate
Vickie Ellis Vickie Ellis   See fewer
Brody Rose
Timmy Ellis Timmy Ellis   See fewer
Carson Holmes
Kenneth Ellis Kenneth Ellis   See fewer
Nadej K. Bailey
Marilynn Atwater (as Nadej Bailey) Marilynn Atwater (as Nadej Bailey)   See fewer
Kevin Iannucci
Larry Ellis Larry Ellis   See fewer
Susan Savoie
Nurse Caitlin (as Susan Williams) Nurse Caitlin (as Susan Williams)   See fewer
Lucius Baston
Teacher Teacher   See fewer
Jeanette Branch
Principal Principal   See fewer
Jessica Miesel
Doreen (Waitress) Doreen (Waitress)   See fewer
Rachel Bagley
Local Reporter Local Reporter   See fewer
Charles Orr
NAACP Lawyer NAACP Lawyer   See fewer
Tim Ware
Judge Leslie Hallford Judge Leslie Hallford   See fewer
Jill Jane Clements
Secretary Secretary   See fewer
Ned Vaughn
Wilbur Hobby Wilbur Hobby   See fewer
Dawntavia Bullard
Delores Riddick Delores Riddick   See fewer
Sope Aluko
Henrietta Kaye Henrietta Kaye   See fewer
Coley Campany
Charrette Volunteer #1 Charrette Volunteer #1   See fewer
Elizabeth Omilami
Marion Wilson (as Elisabeth Omilami) Marion Wilson (as Elisabeth Omilami)   See fewer
Arin Logan
Peggy Peggy   See fewer
Kameron Kierce
Miles (as Kameron Neal Kierce) Miles (as Kameron Neal Kierce)   See fewer
Charles Black
Reverend Joseph (as Charles A. Black) Reverend Joseph (as Charles A. Black)   See fewer
Aaron K Smalls
Archie Cox (as Aaron Smalls) Archie Cox (as Aaron Smalls)   See fewer
Hope Leigh
Charrette Volunteer #2 Charrette Volunteer #2   See fewer
Bart Hansard
Horace Bray Horace Bray   See fewer
Jeremy Daniel Madden
Boone Ewell Boone Ewell   See fewer
Morgan Brown
Sam Watford (as Morgan E. Brown) Sam Watford (as Morgan E. Brown)   See fewer
Robert Harvey
Earl Weeks (as Bob Harvey) Earl Weeks (as Bob Harvey)   See fewer
Afemo Omilami
Franklin Mose Franklin Mose   See fewer
Chanté Bowser
Nurse Bernadette (as Chante Bowser) Nurse Bernadette (as Chante Bowser)   See fewer
Rhoda Griffis
Nurse Whitney Nurse Whitney   See fewer
Wilbur Fitzgerald
Fire Safety Inspector (as Wilbur T. Fitzgerald) Fire Safety Inspector (as Wilbur T. Fitzgerald)   See fewer
Shane Jackson
Robert Jones Robert Jones   See fewer
Chanel Young
Charrette Secretary Charrette Secretary   See fewer
Michael Hyland Cole
Gas Company Man Gas Company Man   See fewer
Shane Biseell
Youth Corps Member (as Shane Bissell) Youth Corps Member (as Shane Bissell)   See fewer
Annie Cook
Mrs. Keith Mrs. Keith   See fewer
Rae Olivier
Caroline Kelly Caroline Kelly   See fewer
Lindsey Moser
Cashier (as Lindsey Nichole Moser) Cashier (as Lindsey Nichole Moser)   See fewer
Lexston Bearss
Youth Corps (uncredited) Youth Corps (uncredited)   See fewer
Fred Bobbitt
Courthouse Visitor / Charette Participant (uncredited) Courthouse Visitor / Charette Participant (uncredited)   See fewer
Jasmine Bolton
Student (uncredited) Student (uncredited)   See fewer
Trent Bounds
Young Attorney (uncredited) Young Attorney (uncredited)   See fewer
Anastasia Burnett
Charrette Member (uncredited) Charrette Member (uncredited)   See fewer
James Burns
Councilman (uncredited) Councilman (uncredited)   See fewer
Andrea Antonio Canal
Charretee Attendee (uncredited) Charretee Attendee (uncredited)   See fewer
Timothy Carr
Police Officer (uncredited) Police Officer (uncredited)   See fewer
Lucie Carroll
Charette (uncredited) Charette (uncredited)   See fewer
Michael H. Cole
Gas Company Man (uncredited) Gas Company Man (uncredited)   See fewer
Joy Johnson Coleman
Anne's Army / Charette (uncredited) Anne's Army / Charette (uncredited)   See fewer
John Collier
Klansman / Charrette Attendee (uncredited) Klansman / Charrette Attendee (uncredited)   See fewer
Marcy Conway
Parent (uncredited) Parent (uncredited)   See fewer
Kyle Crawford
Charles (uncredited) Charles (uncredited)   See fewer
Aidan Daly
Baseball Player (uncredited) Baseball Player (uncredited)   See fewer
Steven Dutton
Klansman (uncredited) Klansman (uncredited)   See fewer
Jacob Evans
Youth Corps (uncredited) Youth Corps (uncredited)   See fewer
Martin Feigen
Courthouse Cop (uncredited) Courthouse Cop (uncredited)   See fewer
Curtis Gammage
Parent (uncredited) Parent (uncredited)   See fewer
Michele Garren
Parent (uncredited) Parent (uncredited)   See fewer
Clifford Gay
Student (uncredited) Student (uncredited)   See fewer
Cecil M. Henry
Activist / Volunteer (uncredited) Activist / Volunteer (uncredited)   See fewer
Thomas Mark Higgins
Klansman (uncredited) Klansman (uncredited)   See fewer
Maxwell Highsmith
Ann's Army / Charrette Member (uncredited) Ann's Army / Charrette Member (uncredited)   See fewer
Jon Horstman
Kligraph Roy (uncredited) Kligraph Roy (uncredited)   See fewer
Lauren Jenkins
Student (uncredited) Student (uncredited)   See fewer
Sierra D Jones
Student / Protester (uncredited) Student / Protester (uncredited)   See fewer
Rae Jordan
Charette / Student (uncredited) Charette / Student (uncredited)   See fewer
Jeffrey Kimble
Bailiff (uncredited) Bailiff (uncredited)   See fewer
Tweed Michael Manning
Reporter (uncredited) Reporter (uncredited)   See fewer
Brad Markel
TV Cameraman (uncredited) TV Cameraman (uncredited)   See fewer
Wes McGee
Cyrus (Uniformed Patrolman) (uncredited) Cyrus (Uniformed Patrolman) (uncredited)   See fewer
Perla Middleton
Parent (uncredited) Parent (uncredited)   See fewer
Timothy D. Montjoy
Bailiff (uncredited) Bailiff (uncredited)   See fewer
Devito Parker Jr.
School Kid (uncredited) School Kid (uncredited)   See fewer
Mason Pike
Klan Member (uncredited) Klan Member (uncredited)   See fewer
Michael G. Plumides Jr.
Klansman (uncredited) Klansman (uncredited)   See fewer
Letecia Reeder
Worker (uncredited) Worker (uncredited)   See fewer
Milton Saul
Parent / Ann's Army (uncredited) Parent / Ann's Army (uncredited)   See fewer
Jared Sawyer Jr.
Actor (uncredited) Actor (uncredited)   See fewer
Jennifer Sears
Protest Staffer (uncredited) Protest Staffer (uncredited)   See fewer
Ashley Shanea
Protester (uncredited) Protester (uncredited)   See fewer
Kimberly Shires
Parent / Charette (uncredited) Parent / Charette (uncredited)   See fewer
Wayne Smith Jr.
Charrette Member (uncredited) Charrette Member (uncredited)   See fewer
Alyssa Marie Stilwell
Waitress (uncredited) Waitress (uncredited)   See fewer
Shannon Thomas
Durham News Reporter (uncredited) Durham News Reporter (uncredited)   See fewer
Elizabeth Thorp
Angry Klan Wife (uncredited) Angry Klan Wife (uncredited)   See fewer
Joey Thurmond
Klansman (uncredited) Klansman (uncredited)   See fewer
Isaac Tillman
Kid (uncredited) Kid (uncredited)   See fewer
Lina Zalewski
Dive Bar Patron (uncredited) Dive Bar Patron (uncredited)   See fewer
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