Detroit is a 2017 American period crime drama film directed by Kathryn Bigelow.

Official trailers

Annapurna Pictures on Thursday, July 27, 2017 released the trailer:
DETROIT | Final Trailer.

Story intro

On July 23, 1967, the Detroit Police Department staged a raid on an unlicensed club during a celebration for returning black veterans from the Vietnam War. While suspects are being arrested, a mob forms and starts throwing rocks at the officers before looting nearby stores and starting fires, beginning the 12th Street Riot. With state authorities, elected representatives, and even emergency services unable to maintain any semblance of order, Governor George W. Romney authorizes the Michigan Army National Guard and President Lyndon B. Johnson authorizes Army paratroopers to enter Detroit in order to provide assistance. On the second day of rioting, two cops pursue a fleeing looter. One of them, Philip Krauss, kills the man with a shotgun against orders, but is allowed to remain on duty until his superiors can decide whether to file murder charges. The Dramatics, a professional black R&B group, arrive in Detroit hoping to score a recording contract. Seconds before their scheduled performance at a music hall, the police shut down the venue and order them to leave the city. En route, their bus is attacked by rioters and the group subsequently splits up, with lead singer Larry Reed and his friend Fred Temple renting a room at the local Algiers Motel for the night. They meet two white girls, Julie Ann and Karen, who introduce them to their friends Carl Cooper and Aubrey Pollard. Carl and another friend stage a prank using a starter pistol, upsetting Julie and Karen, who move to the room of Greene, a Vietnam War veteran, while Larry and Fred return to their own room.


John Boyega
Melvin Dismukes
Will Poulter
Philip Krauss (based on David Senak)
Algee Smith
Larry Reed
Jacob Latimore
Fred Temple
Jason Mitchell
Carl Cooper
Hannah Murray
Julie Ann Hysell
Kaitlyn Dever
Karen Malloy
Jack Reynor
Demens (based on Ronald August)
Ben O'Toole
Flynn (based on Robert Paille)
Nathan Davis Jr.
Aubrey Pollard
Peyton Alex Smith
Lee Forsythe
Malcolm David Kelley
Michael Clark
Joseph David-Jones
John Krasinski
Attorney Auerbach (based on Norman Lippitt)
Anthony Mackie
Karl Greene
Laz Alonso
John Conyers, Jr
Ephraim Sykes
Leon Thomas III
Gbenga Akinnagbe
Aubrey Pollard, Sr
Chris Chalk
Officer Frank
Jeremy Strong
Attorney Lang
Austin Hébert
Warrant Officer Jack Roberts
Miguel Pimentel
Samira Wiley
Tyler James Williams
Kris Sidberry
Roberta Pollard
Lizan Mitchell
Ma Pollard
Dennis Staroselsky
Detective Jones
Darren Goldstein
Detective Tanchuck
Chris Coy
Detective Thomas
Glenn Fitzgerald
Homicide Detective Anderson
Jennifer Ehle
a female doctor at the morgue
Cailyn Kemka
a nurse at the morgue
Karen Pittman
Melvin's Mother
Zurin Villanueva
Martha Reeves
Morgan Taylor
Linda Tucker
Ato Blankson-Wood
Eddie Temple
Frank Wood
Judge Demascio


The film Detroit was scheduled to be released by Annapurna Pictures and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer on July 25, 2017 (Fox Theatre), on July 26, 2017 (Fox Theatre), on July 28, 2017 (United States), on August 4, 2017 (United States) and on November 23, 2017 (Germany).

The duration of the film is 143 minutes. With a budget of $34 - 40 million, the film grossed over $24.1 million.

The film had received a "R" rating.


Detroit got high rating from critics. The audience also likes the film. Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "A-" on a scale ranging from A+ to F.

External links

Official website:

Google: #Detroit

Youtube: #Detroit

Wikipedia: Detroit (film)