7.3/10
680
16 user 6 critic

Boycott (2001)

Black Americans boycott the public buses during the 1950s civil rights movement.

Director:

Writers:

(book), (teleplay) (as Herman Daniel Farrell III) | 1 more credit »
Reviews

On Disc

at Amazon

5 wins & 10 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Biography | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A dramatization of the 1968 strike at the Ford Dagenham car plant, where female workers walked out in protest against sexual discrimination.

Director: Nigel Cole
Stars: Sally Hawkins, Bob Hoskins, Andrea Riseborough
Biography | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Epic television miniseries exploring the complicated relationship of Thomas Jefferson and slave Sally Hemings, who conducted a 38 year love affair, spanning an ocean, ultimately producing children, grandchildren, and lots of controversy.

Director: Charles Haid
Stars: Sam Neill, Carmen Ejogo, Diahann Carroll
The Rosa Parks Story (TV Movie 2002)
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A seamstress recalls events leading to her act of peaceful defiance that prompted the 1955 bus boycott in Montgomery, Alabama.

Director: Julie Dash
Stars: Angela Bassett, Peter Francis James, Tonea Stewart
Shine (1996)
Biography | Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Pianist David Helfgott, driven by his father and teachers, has a breakdown. Years later he returns to the piano, to popular if not critical acclaim.

Director: Scott Hicks
Stars: Geoffrey Rush, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Justin Braine
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A nun, while comforting a convicted killer on death row, empathizes with both the killer and his victim's families.

Director: Tim Robbins
Stars: Susan Sarandon, Sean Penn, Robert Prosky
Lackawanna Blues (TV Movie 2005)
Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

In a story fueled by rhythm and blues, a young boy's life is shaped by love and the stories of a cast of characters in the boarding house where he lives in 1960s Lackawanna, New York.

Director: George C. Wolfe
Stars: S. Epatha Merkerson, Marcus Carl Franklin, Yasiin Bey
Baykot (1985)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  
Director: Mohsen Makhmalbaf
Stars: Mohammad Kasebi, Majid Majidi, Esmat Makhmalbaf
King (1978)
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

The story of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., stretching from his days as a Southern Baptist minister up to his assassination in Memphis in 1968.

Stars: Paul Winfield, Cicely Tyson, Tony Bennett
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
Ralph Abernathy
...
Jo Ann Robinson
...
Coretta Scott King
...
E.D. Nixon
...
Rufus Lewis
Iris Little Thomas ...
Rosa Parks (as Iris Little-Thomas)
...
Fred Gray
...
Bayard Rustin (as Erik Todd Dellums)
...
Daddy King
...
Reverend Banyon
Walter Franks ...
Reverend Fields
Mert Hatfield ...
Mayor Gayle
...
Commissioner Sellars
Danny Nelson ...
Commissioner Parks
Edit

Storyline

Black Americans boycott the public buses during the 1950s civil rights movement.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

"We want Coretta..." See more »

Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

24 February 2001 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Daybreak of Freedom  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Carmen Ejogo and Jeffrey Wright, who play married couple Coretta Scott King and Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in this film, met on the set of Boycott and were married in 2000. They had two children and divorced in 2014. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Soundtracks

Revolution
Written by Kirk Franklin & Rodney Jerkins
Performed by Kirk Franklin and The Nu Nation project
Courtesy of Gospo-Centric Records
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

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.


9 of 9 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

"The IMDb Show": Alan Tudyk, His Top 5 Star Wars Droids, and Denzel's Dream Role

"The IMDb Show" Thanksgiving special: Alan Tudyk ranks his top five droids, we talk with the cast of Roman J. Israel, Esq., and we share our favorite Thanksgiving TV episodes.

Watch the show