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Deacons for Defense

ThrillerDrama18+ (R)20031h 35m
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#117271 Ranked Movie
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Deacons for Defense (2003)

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Thriller Drama Rated: 18+ (R)20031h 35m

Inspired by a true story, this drama is set in 1965, not long after passage of the Civil Rights Act. Despite the Act, the African-American citizens of Bogalusa are still treated like third-class citizens, their fundamental rights as human beings persistently trampled by the white power structure, in general, and the local branch of the KKK. The story follows the formation of local black men, particularly ex-war veterans who after the struggles become too overbearing organizes the group, "Deacons for defense", an all-black defense group dedicated to patrolling the black section of town and protecting its residents from the more violent aspects of "white backlash."Deacons for Defense featuring Forest Whitaker and Jonathan Silverman is streaming with subscription on Prime Video, streaming on Paramount+, streaming on Epix, and 2 others. It's a drama and thriller movie with a better than average IMDb audience rating of 6.9 (487 votes).

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#117,271 Ranked Movie

#952 Ranked in Movies on Epix

#1165 Ranked in Based On True Story Movies

#11060 Ranked in Thriller Movies

Deacons for Defense has a better than average IMDb audience rating of 6.9 (487 votes). The movie is somewhat popular with Reelgood users lately.

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