The Hate U Give is a 2018 American drama film directed by George Tillman, Jr..

Official trailers

20th Century Fox on Sunday, June 24, 2018 released the trailer:
The Hate U Give | Official Trailer | 20th Century FOX.

Story intro

Starr Carter is a 16-year-old American girl who lives in the fictional, black neighborhood of Garden Heights, but attends a predominantly white private school Williamson Prep. After a gun goes off at a party Starr is attending, Starr is driven home by her childhood best friend, Khalil. While driving home, they are stopped by a police officer for failing to signal a lane change. The officer barks orders at Khalil, such as to roll down the window and turn off the music. Khalil disagrees with the officer, who instructs him to exit the car. While outside the car, the officer retrieves Khalil's drivers license and instructs him to not move while the officer checks his ID in the police car. Khalil reaches through the driver-side window and he picks up a hairbrush. The officer shoots and kills Khalil. As Starr mourns over Khalil, the officer realizes that he was holding a hairbrush, not a gun. Khalil's killing becomes a national news story. Starr's identity as the witness is initially kept secret from about everyone outside Starr's family - leaving Starr's two best friends, Hailey Grant and Maya Yang, and Starr's boyfriend, Chris, who all attend Williamson Prep together, unaware of Starr's connection to the killing. Having to keep this secret weighs on Starr, as does her need to keep her Williamson and Garden Heights personas separate. Starr agrees to be interviewed on television and to testify in front of a grand jury after being encouraged by a civil rights lawyer, April Ofrah. While defending Khalil's character during her interview, in which her identity is hidden, she names the King Lords, the gang that controls her neighborhood. The gang retaliates by threatening Starr and her family, forcing them to move in with her Uncle Carlos, her mom's brother, who is a police detective. Carlos was a father figure to Starr when her father, Maverick, spent three years in prison for a crime he did not commit. Following his release, Maverick left the gang and became the owner of the Garden Heights grocery store where Starr and her half-brother Seven work. Maverick was only allowed to leave the King Lords because his false confession to a crime kept gang leader King from being locked up. King, widely feared in the neighborhood, now lives with Seven's mother and Seven's half-sister Kenya, who is friends with Starr.


Amandla Stenberg
Starr Carter
Regina Hall
Lisa Carter
Russell Hornsby
Maverick 'Mav' Carter
Anthony Mackie
Algee Smith
Lamar Johnson
Seven Carter
Issa Rae
April Ofrah
K.J. Apa
Dominique Fishback
Sabrina Carpenter
TJ Wright
Megan Lawless
Karan Kendrick
Rhonda Johnson Dents
Miss Rosalie
Tony Vaughn
Mr. Lewis
Marcia Wright
Al Mitchell
Mr. Reuben
Javon Johnson
Pastor Eldridge
Mike Stoudt
Tye Claybrook Jr.
Andrene Ward-Hammond
Drew Starkey
Cop 115
Monique Grant
Kurt Yue
Marc Fajardo
Camera Man
DJames Jones
Goon (as D. James Jones)
Abby Glover
White Girl
William J. Harrison
White Boy (as William Harrison)
Susan Santiago
Brittany Inge
Woman Protestor
Chantel Bryant
Woman Protestor 2 (as Kimberly Chantel Bryant)
Brian Lafontaine
Parker Sack
Student 1
Kaleigh Rivera
Student 2
Chris Cavalier
Student 3
Ansley Davis
Student 4
Gino La Mont
White News Anchor (as Gino LaMont)
Joe Hardy Jr.
Cop 115's Dad
Jeff Cole
White Cop 1 (as Jeffrey Cole)
Nick J. McNeil
Black Cop
Josh Henry
Cop 2
Brett Gentile
Cop 3
Kelvin Witherspoon
Gang Member
Iyana Halley
Dustin Lewis
DA Monroe
Tanya Christiansen
Diane Carey
Myles Evans
Chance (as Myles A. Evans)
Shay Mack
James Healy Jr.
Brian Brightman
Shane Callahan
White Cop 2
Rayven Symone Ferrell
Denasia (as Rayven Ferrell)
Taj-Naranja Jenkines
Devon Libran
Male Protestor
Moses Jones
King Lord
Diallo Thompson
Sara Sanchez
Elijah Everett
Councilman (as Eli Everett)
Kai N. Ture
Young Starr (as Kai Turé)
Hassan Welch
Young Seven
Zsane Jhe
Marching Neighbor
Jimmy R. Swanigan Jr.
News Protestor
Tristan Sanchez Nash
Cameron (as Tristan Nash)
Jules Haven
Reporter 2
Myra Walker
Church Choir & Band
Charles Craig IV
Church Choir & Band (as Charles A. Craig IV)
Natalie Ragins
Church Choir & Band
Marcus E. Williams
Church Choir & Band
Gwen Henderson
Church Choir & Band
Colette L. Coward
Church Choir & Band (as Colette Coward)
Karen Bryant
Church Choir & Band
Alfreda Gerald
Church Choir & Band
Michelle Huey
Church Choir & Band
Simone J. Webster
Church Choir & Band
Tiffany Graves-Davis
Church Choir & Band
Eric Jackson
Church Choir & Band
Ryan J. Garrett
Church Choir & Band
Delrick O. White
Church Choir & Band


Principal photography began on September 12, 2017, in Atlanta, Georgia.

The film The Hate U Give was scheduled to be released on September 7, 2018 (TIFF) and on October 5, 2018 (United States) by Twentieth Century Fox, Warner Bros. and 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment.

The duration of the film is 133 minutes. With a budget of $23 million, the film grossed over $34.9 million.

The film had received a "PG-13" rating.


The Hate U Give 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:

IMDB: The Hate U Give

Wikipedia: The Hate U Give (film)

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