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Ruby Bridges (1998)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama  -  18 January 1998 (USA)
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The true story of Ruby Bridges, an African-American girl who, in 1960 at age 6, helped to integrate the all-white schools of New Orleans. Although she was the only black girl to come to the... See full summary »

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Barbara Henry
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Dr. Robert Coles
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Abon Bridges
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Jane Coles
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Dr. Broyard
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Miss Spencer
Chaz Monet ...
Ruby Nell Bridges
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Miss Woodmere
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Lucielle 'Lucy' Bridges
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Alma Broyard
Michael Burgess ...
Mr. Lewis
Al Butler ...
Deputy U.S. Marshal Al Buffer
Charlie Lucas ...
Mr. Taylor
Kiara Tucker ...
Alison
Christopher Monroe Stokes ...
Carl (as Christopher Stokes)
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The true story of Ruby Bridges, an African-American girl who, in 1960 at age 6, helped to integrate the all-white schools of New Orleans. Although she was the only black girl to come to the school she was sent to, (and since all the white mothers pulled their children out of class, she was the only one there, period), and though she faced a crowd of angry white citizens every day, she emerged unscathed, physically or emotionally. Encouraged by her teacher, a white woman from the North named Barbara Henry, and her mother, Lucille, and with her own quiet strength, she eventually broke down a century-old barrier forever, a pivotal moment in the civil-rights movement. Written by Tommy Peter

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Dr. Robert Coles: [after he refuses food from Lucille] Can you make me some dinner now?
Jane Coles: So you are hungry?
Dr. Robert Coles: Yes.
Jane Coles: Well I had a home-cooked meal. Good night.
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The absolute worst movie I have ever seen...
21 March 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

And I don't mean that in the way that everyone says during a bad movie. This was honestly the most terrible film I have had the misfortune to view. The acting was terrible, but I don't really blame the actors, because the script was on the level of a fourth grade play. There were times when I laughed out loud at the words coming out of the actors mouths. There is also an angry mob that chants one thing over and over through out the entire film, and it eventually becomes funny. Many parts just didn't make sense, and the people acted very strangely, as if they were in an illogically blocked, once again, fourth grade play. Even the scoring was bad. Everything about this movie was just horrid. I have seen Disney Channel sitcoms with twice the acting, writing, and production of "Ruby Bridges". No one in their right mind could think this movie has any value, regardless of the subject.


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