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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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(as Rob Smiley),

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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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The four main characters have their ears pierced. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Miles: When you're living in color, sports and entertainment are the only sure bets for making the big time.
Mrs. Clark: I'll tell that to General Colin Powell.
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Crazy Credits

Photographs from Martin Luther King's life are shown within the photo frame as the watch is set and adjusted and glows on the dresser next to it. See more »

Soundtracks

Reach Out and Touch (Somebody's Hand)
Written by Nick Ashford & Valerie Simpson
Performed by Diana Ross
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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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