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Our Friend, Martin (1999)

TV-G | | Animation, Drama, Family | Video
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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Cast overview, first billed only:
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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 12 (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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Il nostro amico Martin  »

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Over fifteen shots of actual footage from back in the 1950s and 1960s, were used for flashbacks. See more »

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When Randy picks up the baseball glove for the first time, a baseball is on the drawer he picks it up from. When they first go back in time, the baseball is gone. See more »

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Randy: [nearly being hit on his skateboard with Miles by Mr. Willis' bus-driving] Oh, man, even time travel is safer than this.
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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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When We Were Kings
Written by Andy Marvel, Amy Powers and Arnie Roman
Published by Association Music/World of Andy
Administered by WR Music Corp. (ASCAP), Powers That Be Music/Liedela Music (ASCAP), Romanesque Music
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7 July 2001 | by See all my reviews

I adore the movie "Our Friend Martin". It talks about the life of Martin Luther King Jr. (which I think is done extremely well in this movie). It shows a video of when MLK gave his "I have a dream speech". It reviews other parts of Martins life, when he was killed, and when his house burned down etc. I enjoyed watching the cartoon version of this. All of the characters in the movie are cool- Martin Luther King Jr., Miles (who loves baseball), Randy (Miles best friend) Maria (smart kid) and Kyle (bully). Miles, Randy, Maria, and Kyle take an adventure through time to meet Martin Luther King Junior and learn about him and that's when the story is told about Martin Luther King Jr. Another thing that I liked about the movie is that Kyle turned from a bully to a nice kid (probably because he was around Martin Luther King a little bit). If you are racist DO NOT WATCH THIS MOVIE. Other than that I recommend this movie to everyone. It is a great story!!


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