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Boycott (2001)

TV Movie  |  PG  |   |  Drama  |  24 February 2001 (USA)
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Black Americans boycott the public buses during the 1950s civil rights movement.



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Rosa Parks (as Iris Little-Thomas)
Bayard Rustin (as Erik Todd Dellums)
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Black Americans boycott the public buses during the 1950s civil rights movement.

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Rated PG for thematic material and some language | See all certifications »




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24 February 2001 (USA)  »

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At 1:23 into the film, the Bayard Rustin character leaves his hotel and is walking down the street where he passes an establishment titled Posley Electric Appliances TV, Stereo, Radio. This takes place in December 1955, about 3 years before stereo sets were released to the public. See more »


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Bringing history to life
1 March 2001 | by (Eatontown, NJ, USA) – See all my reviews

This film does an excellent job of bringing an important event in American/African-American history to life. When Rosa Parks refused to give up her bus seat on 1 December 1955, she set in motion a whole movement of people working to insure civil rights for all citizens.

The cast underplays the events, allowing the viewer to realize the importance of what is happening. The actor playing Dr. King gives a moving performance and is powerful in his recreation of King's gift for rhetoric, expressing the desire of people to be free.

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