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FULL SYNOPSIS

In Spike Lee's modern-day adaptation of Aristophanes' play Lysistrata, a gang leader's girlfriend (Teyonah Parris) is called to action after a child is killed by a stray bullet. She convinces a group of women to help put an end to the violence in Chicago's South Side by taking a vow of abstinence, which will only end when their men decide to bring peace to the city. Nick Cannon, Wesley Snipes, Samuel L. Jackson, Jennifer Hudson, and Angela Bassett co-star. ~ Erin Demers, Rovi

  • Release date:December 4, 2015

Cast

Nick Cannon
as Chi-Raq
Wesley Snipes
as Cyclops
Teyonah Parris
as Lysistrata
Wesley Snipes
as Cyclops
Jennifer Hudson
as Irene
Teyonah Parris
as Lysistrata
Angela Bassett
as Miss Helen
D.B. Sweeney
as Mayor McCloud
Jennifer Hudson
as Irene
D.B. Sweeney
as Mayor McCloud
Harry J. Lennix
as Commissioner Blades
Steve Harris
as Ole Duke
Angela Bassett
as Miss Helen
John Cusack
as Fr. Mike Corridan
Samuel L. Jackson
as Dolmedes
Anya Engel-Adams
as Rasheeda
Dave Chappelle
Anya Engel-Adams
as Rasheeda
La La Anthony
as Hecuba
David Patrick Kelly
as Major King Kong

Crew

Spike Lee
Director
Spike Lee
Producer
Jon Kilik
Producer
Spike Lee
Screenwriter
Kevin Willmott
Screenwriter
Matthew J. Libatique
Cinematographer
Terence Blanchard
Composer (Music Score)
Ryan Denmark
Editor
Alex Digerlando
Production Designer
Jon Kilik
Executive Producer
Kevin Willmott
Executive Producer
Ruth E. Carter
Costume Designer
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