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Ruby Bridges (1998)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama  -  18 January 1998 (USA)
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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
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Ruby Nell Bridges
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Miss Woodmere
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Lucielle 'Lucy' Bridges
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Alma Broyard
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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: Honey I saw you talking to them. Did you finally get angry with them? Did you tell them to just leave you alone?
Ruby Nell Bridges: No, I didn't tell them anything I didn't talk to them.
Dr. Robert Coles: I was there, I saw your lips movie
Ruby Nell Bridges: But I wasn't talking to them. I was praying for them
Dr. Robert Coles: Praying for them?
Ruby Nell Bridges: Yes, I pray for them everyday in the car. But I forgot that day.
Dr. Robert Coles: Oh. What prayer did you say?
Ruby Nell Bridges: Please god, forgive these people because even if they say those mean things they don't know what they're doing. So you can forgive ...
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Worthwhile depiction of the person, time, and events
7 January 2003 | by (Madison, Indiana) – See all my reviews

Not great cinematic art, granted, but the sweet spirit and sharp intellect of the real person Ruby Bridges comes across and the era is by and large accurately portrayed. For Disney, this is excellent. Michael Beach is quite good, as is Diana Scarwid, and Chaz Monet is wonderful in the title role. Robert Coles, M.D., played by Kevin Pollak, has written many books about children in crisis. I lived in this era. The marshals were dignified, the "cheerleaders" appalling, that little girl one of the greatest heroines who ever lived. It's worth watching.


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