The Best of Enemies

Change is worth fighting for

Categories: Drama, History
Centers on the unlikely relationship between Ann Atwater, an outspoken civil rights activist, and C.P. Ellis, 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.
Status: Released IMDb
Release date: 2019-04-05
Run time: 133 minute / 2:13
Budget: $10,000,000
Director: Robin Bissell
Production Companies : Material Pictures, Astute Films
Production Country: United States of America


Taraji P. Henson
as Ann Atwater
Sam Rockwell
as Claiborne Paul Ellis
Babou Ceesay
as Bill Riddick
Anne Heche
as Mary Ellis
Wes Bentley
as Floyd Kelly
Nick Searcy
as Garland Keith
Bruce McGill
as Carvie Oldham
John Gallagher Jr.
as Lee Trombley
Nicholas Logan
as Wiley Yates
Gilbert Glenn Brown
as Howard Clement
Caitlin Mehner
as Maddy Mays
Dolan Wilson
as Councilman Bill Atkins
Morgan Mackey
as Young Mother
Kendall Ryan Sanders
as Ben Butler
Chris Cavalier
as Leonard
Malerie Grady
as Singing White Woman
Ryan Dinning
as Jeb
Najah Jackson
as Operation Breakthrough Staffer
Bethany DeZelle
as Court Clerk
David Plunkett
as Mr. Paulsen
Al Hamacher
as Charles Steele
McKenzie Applegate
as Vickie Ellis
Brody Rose
as Timmy Ellis
Carson Holmes
as Kenneth Ellis
Nadej k Bailey
as Marilynn Atwater
Kevin Iannucci
as Larry Ellis
Susan Williams
as Nurse Caitlin
Lucius Baston
as Teacher
Jeanette Branch
as Principal
Jessica Miesel
as Doreen (Waitress)
Rachel Bagley
as Local Reporter
Charles Orr
as NAACP Lawyer
Tim Ware
as Judge Leslie Hallford
Jill Jane Clements
as Secretary
Ned Vaughn
as Wilbur Hobby
Dawntavia Bullard
as Delores Riddick
Sope Aluko
as Henrietta Kaye
Coley Campany
as Charrette Volunteer #1
Elizabeth Omilami
as Marion Wilson
Arin Logan
as Peggy
Kameron Kierce
as Miles
Charles Black
as Reverend Joseph
Aaron K Smalls
as Archie Cox
Hope Leigh
as Charrette Volunteer #2
Bart Hansard
as Horace Bray
Jeremy Daniel Madden
as Boone Ewell
Morgan Brown
as Sam Watford
Robert Harvey
as Earl Weeks
Cranston Johnson
as Emmett
Afemo Omilami
as Franklin Mose
Jack Montague
as Alvin
Chanté Bowser
as Nurse Bernadette
Rhoda Griffis
as Nurse Whitney
Wilbur Fitzgerald
as Fire Safety Inspector
Shane Jackson
as Robert Jones
Chanel Young
as Charrette Secretary
Michael Hyland Cole
as Gas Company Man
Shane Biseell
as Youth Corps Member
Annie Cook
as Mrs. Keith
Rachel Marie Lewis
as Caroline Kelly
Lindsey Moser
as Cashier
Milton Saul
as Parent / Ann's Army (uncredited)
Tobey Maguire Producer
Danny Strong Producer

Robin Bissell Director

Robin Bissell Adaptation
Robin Bissell Writer

Matt Berenson Producer
Jeremiah Samuels Executive Producer
Dominique Telson Producer

Osha Gray Davidson Book

Matthew Plouffe Producer
Fred Bernstein Producer
Rick Jackson Executive Producer

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