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Our Friend, Martin (1999)

TV-G  |  Video  |   |  Animation, Drama, Family
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This is the story of a black teenager named Miles, who has to go on a class field trip to the museum of learning what Martin Luther King Jr. did for humanity, he thinks that he'd rather ... See full summary »

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Mr. Harris (voice) (as Ed Asner)
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Miles' Mom (voice)
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Randy (voice)
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Martin at Age 26 (voice) (as Levar Burton)
Jessica Garcia ...
Maria (voice)
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Train Conductor (voice)
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Mrs. Peck (voice)
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Turner (voice)
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Daddy King (voice)
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Mrs. Dale (voice)
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Mr. Willis (voice)
Dexter King ...
Martin at Age 34 (voice) (as Dexter Scott King)
Yolanda King ...
Christine King (voice)
Zachary Leigh ...
Kyle (voice)
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This is the story of a black teenager named Miles, who has to go on a class field trip to the museum of learning what Martin Luther King Jr. did for humanity, he thinks that he'd rather play baseball. But the trip turns into an exciting adventure when he and his best friend, Randy, who's white, are sent back in time meeting Dr. Martin Luther King Jr at several points during his life. Written by Anthony Pereyra <hypersonic91@yahoo.com>

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A Magical Movie Adventure Inspired by the Life of Martin Luther King, Jr. See more »


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Il nostro amico Martin  »

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Maria stating she skipped two grades in school is a reference to how Martin Luther King Jr. did the same when he was in elementary school. See more »

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On the train, the open book on the table in front of Dr. King disappears and reappears in consecutive shots. See more »

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Miles: Besides, who's gonna know?
Mrs. Peck: [from behind Randy] Just the three of us.
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Disclaimer: Photographs displayed during Dr. King's 'I Have a Dream' speech are not intended to state, represent or imply that the subjects are descendants of slaves or slave owners. See more »

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Friendship Train
Written by Norman Whitfield & Barrett Strong
Performed by Gladys Knight & The Pips
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Great movie!
17 January 2002 | by (NY) – See all my reviews

I just showed this movie to my 5th Grade classes as part of a series of Social Studies lessons on Martin Luther King, Jr. We had just finished reading a book in which many of MLK's accomplishments and honors were explained, so the movie really helped tie it all together for them. They were absolutely entranced by it! (I had to stop 45 minutes into it so we could go to gym class and they were so upset- they almost didn't want to go!) The combination of animation and real footage was very well done. The students also enjoyed the hip music and famous voices.


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