The Best of Enemies Movie

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Who's Involved:

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

Release Date:

Friday, April 5, 2019 (Nationwide)

thematic material, racial epithets, some violence and a suggestive reference

Runtime: N/A
Language: English

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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Who stars in The Best of Enemies: Cast List

"Minions: The Rise of Gru" , "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button"  

"Bad Guys" , "The One and Only Ivan"  


"13 Minutes" , "Spread"  

"We Are Your Friends" , "The Hunger Games"  

"American Underdog" , "Cinderella Man"  

"Underwater" , "Short Term 12"  

"The Ugly Truth" , "The Last Song"  

Who's making The Best of Enemies: Crew List

A look at the The Best of Enemies behind-the-scenes crew and production team.


Robin Bissell


Matt Berenson
Fred Bernstein
Danny Strong
Dominique Telson




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Production: What we know about The Best of Enemies?

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

  1. July 2018: The film was in Completed status.
  2. October 2015: The film was in Development status.

The Best of Enemies Release Date: When was the film 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 Pet Sematary, Shazam! and Billboard.

When will the movie be on DVD?

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

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