The Best of Enemies Movie

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Who's Involved:

Sam Rockwell, Taraji P. Henson, Bruce McGill, Wes Bentley, Matt Berenson, Fred Bernstein, Anne Heche, Danny Strong, John Gallagher Jr., Nick Searcy, Robin Bissell, Babou Ceesay, Dominique Telson

Release Date:

Friday, April 5, 2019 (Nationwide)

Rating: PG-13

Runtime: N/A

Plot: What's the story about?

Based on a true story, The Best of Enemies centers on the unlikely relationship between Ann Atwater (Henson), an outspoken civil rights activist, and C.P. Ellis (Rockwell), a local Ku Klux Klan leader who reluctantly co-chaired a community summit, battling over the desegregation of schools in Durham, North Carolina during the racially-charged summer of 1971. The incredible events that unfolded would change Durham and the lives of Atwater and Ellis forever.

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Robin Bissell


Matt Berenson
Fred Bernstein
Danny Strong
Dominique Telson




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Key Facts

  1. Inspired by the true events chronicled in "The Best Of Enemies: Race And Redemption In The New South" by Osha Gray Davidson.

Filming Timeline

On or about July 22, 2018, the film was in Completed status.

On or about October 19, 2015, the film was in Development status.

The Best of Enemies Release Date: When was it released?

The Best of Enemies was released in 2019 on Friday, April 5, 2019 (Nationwide release). There were 15 other movies released on the same date, including Shazam!, Pet Sematary and Berserk.

When will the movie be on DVD?

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

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