Rosewood (1997)

In 1923, a black town in Florida was burned to the ground, its people murdered because of a lie. Some escaped and survived because of the courage and compassion of a few extraordinary people. This film is for them.

  • Genre: Drama, History, Action, Thriller
  • Release Date: 1997-02-21
  • User Rating: 6.5/10 from 98 ratings
  • Runtime: 2h 20min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Peters Entertainment
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: John Singleton
star 6.6/10
From 98 Ratings


Spurred by a white woman's lie, vigilantes destroy a black Florida town and slay inhabitants in 1923.

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  • Ving Rhames

    as Mann
  • Jon Voight

    as John Wright
  • Don Cheadle

    as Sylvester Carrier
  • Bruce McGill

    as Duke Purdy
  • Loren Dean

    as James Taylor
  • Elise Neal

    as Beulah (Scrappie)
  • Michael Rooker

    as Sheriff Walker
  • Robert Patrick

    as Lover
  • Esther Rolle

    as Aunt Sarah
  • Catherine Kellner

    as Fanny Taylor
  • Akosua Busia

    as Jewel
  • Mark Boone Junior

    as Poly
  • Kevin Jackson

    as Sam Carter
  • Paul Benjamin

    as James Carrier
  • Muse Watson

    as Henry Andrews
  • Badja Djola

    as John Bradley
  • Kathryn Meisle

    as Mary Wright
  • Jaimz Woolvett

    as Deputy Earl
  • James Edward Coleman II

    as Arnett
  • Tristan Hook

    as Emmett Purdy
  • Benea Ousley

    as Philomena
  • Isabell O'Connor

    as Emma
  • Bridgid Coulter

    as Gertrude
  • Gabie Chavis

    as Minnie
  • Vanessa Baden

    as Lee Ruth
  • Marcus Barrington

    as Denny
  • Matthew Davison

    as Timothy
  • Brett Rice

    as William Bryce
  • Ric Reitz

    as John Bryce
  • Ken Sagoes

    as Big Baby
  • Phil Moore

    as Aaron Carrier
Sound John Williams Original Music Composer
Production Jon Peters Producer
Production Marion Dougherty Casting
Directing John Singleton Director
Editing Bruce Cannon Editor
Costume & Make-Up Ruth E. Carter Costume Design
Art Paul Sylbert Production Design
Art Daniel Loren May Set Decoration
Art Chris Gorak Art Direction
Writing Gregory Poirier Writer
Camera Johnny E. Jensen Director of Photography
Sound Kenneth Wannberg Music Editor
Production Tracy Barone Executive Producer
Directing Sioux Richards Script Supervisor
Crew Eric Chambers Stunts
Production Penelope L. Foster Co-Producer
Camera Eli Reed Still Photographer
Camera P. Scott Sakamoto Camera Operator
Camera P. Scott Sakamoto Steadicam Operator
Sound Michael Herbick Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Sound Greg Hedgepath Supervising Sound Editor
Sound Lise Richardson Music Editor
Sound Robert J. Litt Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Sound Elliot Tyson Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Crew Grady Allen Bishop Stunts
Sound Veda Campbell Sound Mixer
Directing Jerry Ballew First Assistant Director