Malcolm X (film)

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Malcolm X is a 1992 biographical film about the life and times of the African American activist and Black nationalist Malcolm X.

Directed, produced and written by Spike Lee. Based on The Autobiography of Malcolm X by Alex Haley.


Malcolm X: We had the best organization a black man's ever had. Niggers ruined it.

Baines: A man curses because he doesn't have the words to say what's on his mind.

[Witnessing Malcolm's control over a mob]
Captain Green: That's too much power for one man to have.

Elijah Muhammad: You will be on the public eye. Beware on them cameras. Oh, them cameras are bad as any narcotic.

Malcolm X: The only thing I like intergrated is my coffee.

Rudy: I'm half wop, I'm half nigger. I not afraid of nobody.

Malcolm X: We didn't land on Plymouth Rock. Plymouth Rock landed on us!

Eulogy Performer: Here - at this final hour, in this quiet place - Harlem has come to bid farewell to one of its brightest hopes - extinguished now, and gone from us forever. For Harlem is where he worked and and where he struggled and fought - his home of homes, where his heart is, and where his people are - and it is, therefore, most fitting that we meet once again - in Harlem - to share these last moments with him. For Harlem has ever been gracious to those who have loved her, have fought her, and have defended her honor ever to the death.

Malcolm X: Cats that hung out together trying to find a solution found nothing. Cats that might have proved space or cured cancer, West Indian Archie might have been a mathematical genius... but we were all victims of the American social order.

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