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Boycott (2001)

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

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(book), (teleplay) (as Herman Daniel Farrell III) | 1 more credit »
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Ralph Abernathy
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Jo Ann Robinson
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Coretta Scott King
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E.D. Nixon
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Rufus Lewis
Iris Little Thomas ...
Rosa Parks (as Iris Little-Thomas)
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Fred Gray
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Bayard Rustin (as Erik Todd Dellums)
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Daddy King
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Reverend Banyon
Walter Franks ...
Reverend Fields
Mert Hatfield ...
Mayor Gayle
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Commissioner Sellars
Danny Nelson ...
Commissioner Parks
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Black Americans boycott the public buses during the 1950s civil rights movement.

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"We want Coretta..." See more »

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Drama

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Rated PG for thematic material and some language | See all certifications »
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24 February 2001 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Daybreak of Freedom  »

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Carmen Ejogo, who plays Coretta Scott King in Boycott, went on to reprise the role thirteen years later in Selma (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 »

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Written by Carlos Pennell
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Excellent.
20 January 2008 | by 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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