Covadine is a 2019 American Drama film written by William Goldman and directed by Rob Reiner starring


Directed by Rob Reiner
Produced by

Rob Reiner

Andrew Scheinman

Norman Lear

Written by William Goldman
Narrated by

Winston Ellis

Kirsten Dunst

Daniel M. Hasan

Emmy Rossum

Christian Bale

Al Pacino


Winston Ellis

Will Smith

Kirsten Dunst

Daniel M. Hasan

Al Pacino

Christian Bale

Adrien Brody

Zoe Saldana

Jeremy Renner

Emmy Rossum

Music by Mark Knopfler
Cinematography Adrian Biddle
Editing by Robert Leighton
Distributed by Warner Bros.
Release date(s) September 28, 2019
Running time 110 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $20 million
Box office $23,875,127

Winston Ellis, Will Smith, Kirsten Dunst, Daniel M. Hasan, Al Pacino, Christian Bale, Adrien Brody, Zoe Saldana, Jeremy Renner and Emmy Rossum.

The film concerns a small fictional Alabama Town during 1955 still operating under the African American treatment of the mid 1800s and deals with a fictional quadron of Ku Klux Klan Members.

It is told through the narrations of six central characters.


The year is 1955 in the fictional town of Crostford, Alabama where we finds ourselves experiencing the story of a cruelly treated African American Man whom is a father hiding his family and providing for them by being a slave to the town's wealthy landlords.

The town has cut itself off the map and is still operating under the laws of the mid 1800s towards African Americans as the poor father is beaten, tormented and forced to hard labour in return for him breathing otherwise he will fall prey to the town's secret Ku Klux Klan Quadrant which acts as the secret law and which of killed off the rest of the African American Citizens which once inhabited Crostford.

Then comes the car accident of a one Caucasian woman named Hillary Bernard of upstate New York causes her to fall into the town and discover the poor father made slave.

Outside the small Alabama Town is the Civil Rights Movement occurring all over the other towns and states of Northern America and the woman risks her life defying against the town to try and get the man and his family out of Crostford.

A 19 year old College student by the name of Joshua Gibson also comes to town and then what transpires is a trio's battle against an entire town and the uncovery of a great conspiracy before escape to the true surface of reality.


  • Winston Ellis as Covadine Lars
  • Will Smith as Benjamin Lars
  • Kirsten Dunst as Hillary Bernard
  • Daniel M. Hasan as Joshua Gibson
  • Al Pacino as Sheriff Patrick Simons
  • Christian Bale as Martin Bevver/ Leader of the Crostford Ku Klux Klan Quadrant/ Crostford Police Department Deputy
  • Adrien Brody as Crazy Carl Sickler/ Member of the Crostford Ku Klux Klan Quadrant/ Crostford Police Department Deputy
  • Zoe Saldana as Elizabeth Lars
  • Jeremy Renner as David Bevver/ Member of the Crostford Ku Klux Klan Quadrant
  • Emmy Rossum as Tessa Simons
  • Seychelle Gabriel as Whitney Lars
  • Christino Rodlo as Jeanie Lars
  • Alexandria Deberry as Jennifer Nivol
  • Richard Roundtree as Martin Luthor King
  • Ernest Borgnine as Walter Nivol
  • Jane Seymour as Cassandra Nivol
  • Stephen Root as Deputy Nathaniel Charter
  • Margo Martindale as Lena Frances/ The Landlord Woman's Kind Sister
  • Jean Smart as Nina Harkens/ The Crostford Pharmacist
  • Cheryl Ladd as Haley Frances/ The Cruel Landlord Woman
  • Treat Williams as Johan Frances/ The Cruel Landlord Man


  1. Ain't That A Shame- Pat Boone
  2. Ballad Of Davy Crockett- Bill Hayes
  3. Hearts Of Stone- Fontane Sisters
  4. I Hear You Knocking- Gale Storm
  5. Learning The Blues- Frank Sinatra
  6. Let Me Go Lover- Joan Weber
  7. Love Is A Many Splendored Thing- The Four Aces
  8. Rock Around The Clock- Bill Haley & The Comets
  9. Sincerely- The McGuire Sisters
  10. Yellow Rose Of Texas- Mitch Miller & His Orchestra

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