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.

Rosewood (1997)


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

Director: John Singleton

Release Date: 1997-02-21
Status: Released
Run time: 140 min / 2:20
Budget: $30,000,000
Revenue: $13,130,349
Production Companies : Peters Entertainment, New Deal Productions, Warner Bros. Pictures
Production Country: United States of America



Ving Rhames
Jon Voight
John Wright
Don Cheadle
Sylvester Carrier
Bruce McGill
Duke Purdy
Loren Dean
James Taylor
Elise Neal
Beulah (Scrappie)
Michael Rooker
Sheriff Walker
Robert Patrick
Esther Rolle
Aunt Sarah
Catherine Kellner
Fanny Taylor
Akosua Busia
Mark Boone Junior
Kevin Jackson
Sam Carter
Paul Benjamin
James Carrier
Muse Watson
Henry Andrews
Badja Djola
John Bradley
Kathryn Meisle
Mary Wright
Jaimz Woolvett
Deputy Earl
James Edward Coleman II
Tristan Hook
Emmett Purdy
Benea Ousley
Isabell O'Connor
Bridgid Coulter
Gabie Chavis
Vanessa Baden
Lee Ruth
Marcus Barrington
Matthew Davison
Brett Rice
William Bryce
Ric Reitz
John Bryce
Ken Sagoes
Big Baby


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

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