After witnessing her friend's death at the hands of a police officer, Starr Carter's life is complicated when the police and a local drug lord try to intimidate her in an effort to learn what happened the night Kahlil died.
The Hate U Give is a 2018 American drama film directed by George Tillman Jr. and written by Tina Mabry and Audrey Wells. The film stars Amandla Stenberg (Everything, Everything), Regina Hall, Russell Hornsby, KJ Apa (Riverdale), Algee Smith, Lamar Johnson, Issa Rae, Sabrina Carpenter, Common, and Anthony Mackie. It premieres in the United States on Friday, October 5.
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