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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Iris Little Thomas ...
Rosa Parks (as Iris Little-Thomas)
Bayard Rustin (as Erik Todd Dellums)
Mike Hodge ...
Whitman Mayo ...
Walter Franks ...
Mert Hatfield ...
Danny Nelson ...


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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Daybreak of Freedom  »

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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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5 March 2001 | by (Orange County, CA USA) – See all my reviews

"Boycott" tells the story of a pivotal time in the history of a young republic still bleeding from civil war. The famous mid-50's bus boycott of Montgomery which launched the modern American civil rights movement is presented with restraint and an obvious commitment to truth over drama. The film is a well crafted integration of story, real and fabricated file footage, quick vignettes of blacks and whites expressing sentiments of the time, and an interesting wandering between color and black and white all serving to keep the sense of history alive and to prevent the viewer from becoming inured to the magnitude of the issues being presented. Kudos to Wright for an excellent portrayal of a great American leader. A good, entertaining history lesson for all.

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