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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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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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20 January 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"Boycott" is beautifully filmed. I love the fact that it doesn't focus only on Dr. Kings' life and "I Have a Dream" speech like most films/documentaries tend to focus on. It also didn't focus on Rosa Parks either. The movie is truly about the struggle of the boycott. One can really learn a lot about the movement. I never would have guessed Jeffrey Wright could play Dr. King so well. Dr. King's speeches are delivered very well by Wright. Very convincing. And Terrence Howard...woo..he's attractive and a very good actor...and very attractive.

Just splendid.

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