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Writer (WGA):
Cyrus Nowrasteh (written by)
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Release Date:
24 February 2002 (USA) See more »
Union activist Asa Philip Randolph's efforts to organize the black porters of the Pullman Rail Company in 1920s America. | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Andre Braugher ... A. Philip Randolph (as André Braugher)

Charles S. Dutton ... Milton Webster

Mario Van Peebles ... Ashley Totten

Brock Peters ... Leon Frey
Carla Brothers ... Lucille Randolph
Kenneth McGregor ... Barton Davis
Ellen Holly ... Selena Frey
Ernestine Jackson ... Mrs. Randolph
Ardon Bess ... Daddy Moore
Ordena Stephens ... Sandi Totten

James McGowan ... Desmond

Kedar Brown ... James Randolph (as Kedar)
Christopher Bondy ... William Green (as Chris Bondy)
Neville Edwards ... E.J. Daniels

Collette Micks ... Mrs. Robbins
Terry Hart ... Conductor
Emma Fleury ... Isabel Robbins
Mario Romano ... Donaldson
Camille James ... Porter's Wife

Sandi Ross ... Mrs. Walker
Lee Taylor ... Wealthy Passenger (as Lee Taylor)
John Dewey ... College Kid
Ed Fielding ... Conductor #2

Karen Eyo ... Elegant Woman
Harvey Sokoloff ... Board Member (as Harve Sokoloff)

Amanda Brugel ... Waitress
Dave Nichols ... 1st Detective
Tim MacMenamin ... Lead Thug (as Tim McMenamin)
Peter Graham ... Conductor #3

Aron Tager ... Governor Morrow
Darren Josephs ... A Porter in Back
Larry Schwartz ... Mayor LaGuardia
Hadley Sandiford ... Porter
Sean Wayne Doyle ... Mediator
Marvin Hinz ... Reporter #1

Nelson Tynes ... Dancing Porter
Joel Gordon ... Circumspect Porter

Lyriq Bent ... Disgruntled Man
Richard Blackburn ... Franklin Roosevelt

Richard Eden ... Fred Bent
Herbert Johnson ... Other Porter
Kle McKoy ... Disgruntled Man's Son

Yvette McKoy ... Disgruntled Man's Wife
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Herbert Hoover ... Himself - 31st President of the United States (archive footage)
Charles Evans Hughes ... Himself - Chief Justice of the United States (archive footage)

Franklin D. Roosevelt ... Himself - 32nd President of the United States (archive footage)

Directed by
Robert Townsend 
Writing credits
Cyrus Nowrasteh (written by)

Produced by
Andre Braugher .... executive producer (as André Braugher)
Lena Cordina .... line producer
Faye K. Cottrell .... associate producer
Abby Mann .... executive producer
Stan Margulies .... executive producer
Michelle Mundy .... producer
Original Music by
Stephen James Taylor 
Cinematography by
Edward J. Pei (director of photography) (as Edward Pei)
Film Editing by
Katina Zinner 
Peter Zinner 
Production Design by
Gavin Mitchell 
Art Direction by
Humberto Garcia 
Set Decoration by
Elizabeth Calderhead 
Costume Design by
Joyce Schure 
Makeup Department
Mary Sue Heron .... makeup artist
Etheline Joseph .... hair stylist
Candice Ornstein .... assistant makeup artist (as Candice Orenstein)
Josie Stewart .... assistant hair stylist
Production Management
David Bailey .... post-production supervisor: Toronto
Lena Cordina .... production manager
Skates Naiman .... production supervisor (uncredited)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jennifer Côté .... third assistant director (as Jennifer Coté)
David McAree .... first assistant director
J.R. Powell .... trainee assistant director
Jonathan Wright .... second assistant director
Art Department
Alexa Anthony .... set buyer
Jamie Burke .... construction foreperson
Carlo Cesta .... head painter
Eduardo Dutra .... carpenter
Rick Fernandez .... head carpenter
Andrew Fraser .... assistant property master
Adrian Hardy .... property master
Ronn Hastings .... set dresser (as Ronald Hastings)
John Hazel .... set dresser
Leandro Illescas .... key scenic painter
Helen Kaneva .... set buyer
Keith Reaume .... lead set dresser
Theresa Tindall .... assistant art director
Peter Wilde .... set dresser
Shelley Silverman .... third assistant art director (uncredited)
Sound Department
Tim Chilton .... foley walker
Bob Costanza .... sound effects editor
Rick Crampton .... dialogue editor
Joy Ealy .... adr supervisor
Paula Fairfield .... sound supervisor
Kevin Fisher .... sound effects editor
Tommy Goodwin .... foley mixer
Anton Holden .... dialogue editor
Adriane Marfiak .... sound effects editor
Dean Okrand .... sound re-recording mixer
Urmas Rosin .... sound mixer
Jill Schachne .... foley walker (as Jill Sanders)
Paul Sebastianelli .... boom operator
Richard S. Steele .... sound effects editor (as Rick Steele)
Tim Terusa .... dialogue editor
Bill Thiederman .... sound re-recording mixer
Lou Thomas .... sound effects editor
Rusty Tinsley .... dialogue editor
Scott A. Tinsley .... dialogue editor (as Scott Tinsley)
Special Effects by
Brock Jolliffe .... special effects coordinator (as Brock Joliffe)
Nick Alachiotis .... stunts
Roy T. Anderson .... stunt coordinator
Mic Jones .... assistant stunt coordinator
Darren Marsman .... stunts
Todd Shannon Jr. .... water safety supervisor
Mic Jones .... key stunt rigger (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Dave Barrett .... electrician (as David Barrett)
Mike Ferrari .... electrician
James Grant .... grip
Joel Guthro .... camera operator
Patrick Hales .... dolly grip
Tim Kneeshaw .... second assistant camera
Joe McCormack .... second company grip
Nelson Peixoto .... electrician
Glenn Pineau .... first assistant camera
Brian Potts .... first company grip
Harold D. Stroud .... chief lighting technician (as Harry Stroud)
John Tennant .... grip
Christopher Watson .... assistant lighting technician (as Chris Watson)
Dave Sansford .... generator operator (uncredited)
Ken Woroner .... still photographer (uncredited)
Casting Department
Jaki Brown .... casting: New York (as Jaki Brown-Karman)
Juli-Ann Kay .... casting: Toronto
Helen Mossler .... casting executive
Zameret Kleiman .... extras casting (uncredited)
Atiyah Muhammad .... casting assistant: New York (uncredited)
Proteus Spann .... casting associate: New York (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Marie Grogan Hales .... key set costumer (as Marie Hales)
Michelle Lyte .... costume truck supervisor
Anne Peiponen .... assistant costume designer (as Ann Peiponen)
Lerelynne Phillips .... on-set wardrobe assistant (as Lerelynne Philips)
Editorial Department
Tarik Abdul-Wahid .... post-production coordinator: Los Angeles
Brian Anton .... assistant editor
Chris Blacklock .... telecine colorist
Debbie Holland .... colorist (as Deb Holland)
Mace Johnson .... colorist
Renay McGowan .... post-production coordinator: Toronto
Jess Fulton .... apprentice editor (uncredited)
Location Management
Roger Lumyoung .... location production assistant
Kinch McConnell .... location production assistant
Thomas Vencelides .... location manager (as Tom Vencelides)
Music Department
Justin Taylor .... music editor
Transportation Department
Cheryl Darbey .... driver
Alex Laframboise .... transportation captain
Grant Wilkins .... transportation coordinator
Other crew
Tessa Abdull .... production coordinator
Donna Gardon .... script supervisor
Don Juan Gross .... assistant: Mr. Townsend
Jordana Lieberman .... assistant to producers
Linda McKenney .... assistant: Mr. Mann
Jason Moore .... assistant to producers
Joe Morgenstern .... consultant
Bev Ross .... production accountant
Kevin Saffer .... production coordinator
Robyn Taylor .... assistant to producers
Ralph Berge .... production executive (uncredited)
Stan Margulies .... in memoriam

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Also Known As:
"Union" - Japan (English title) (video title)
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Rated R for language and brief nudity
95 min | Argentina:92 min | Japan:89 min | USA:89 min (dvd version)
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Did You Know?

A. Philip Randolph was the first president of the BSCP, serving in that position from 1925 through 1968, and received the Presidential Medal of Freedom (the highest civilian honor awarded in the United States) in 1964 from President Lyndon Johnson. Randolph was born in 1889, in Florida, and died in 1979 in New York City, aged 90.See more »
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Title Card:On August 25th, 1937 the Pullman Company signed the first ever agreement between a union of black workers and a major American corporation. It was twelve years - to the day - of the founding of the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters.
Title Card:For the next four decades Randolph carried forward his fight for equality. In 1963, commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, Randolph initiated the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. It was at that gathering that a young Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his "I Have a Dream" speech... and Randolph passed his torch to a new generation of leaders in the fight for Civil Rights.
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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
A. Philip Randolph 1889-1979, 3 January 2015
Author: bkoganbing from Buffalo, New York

Watching a film like 10,000 Black Men Named George makes me regret that I do not have Showtime on my cable package. This film covers a portion of the life A. Philip Randolph up to the time he gained recognition from the Pullman company as its union for collective bargaining and registered it as such with the newly formed National Labor Relations Board during the New Deal. It may be said that Randolph was the one who was responsible for the wedding of organized labor to the civil rights movement. That was a contribution both singular and unique.

Andre Braugher produced as well as starred in this Paramount film for the Showtime network. His is a powerful performance of a man with a cause that would not quit. Charles Dutton and Mario Van Peebles play a pair of his organizing associates who come from different mindsets, but Randolph makes them effective organizers.

Kenneth MacGregor makes a frightening villain, a composite I'm sure of several in the management of the Pullman company which never had a great record with labor relations. Back in the day George Pullman who was a Republican party stalwart and associate in the day of Abraham Lincoln thought he was doing a great thing for newly freed slaves by offering them jobs at coolie wages as Pullman porters. At the time I'm sure that beat the zero wages and substandard room and board you got as a slave. But people generally have ambitions to better themselves. A point of view that oppressors without exception fail to grasp. And then they yell Socialist, Communist, whatever buzz word epithet is popular at the moment. Randolph in fact was a Socialist because Socialists and Communists were the only ones he saw addressing the needs of his people.

There is a touching performance by Brock Peters who nearly brings the organizing to a halt with his activities. His is the touching view of the newly freed slave who just wants to hang on to what he has or the Man will take it away. I'm sure many may have felt as he did.

Randolph lived long enough to be an integral part of the famous March on Washington from 1963. His emphasis was always on economics. Freedom is fine in the abstract, but without a chance at a living wage it really means nothing but freedom to starve wherever you are.

I can't recommend this film highly enough for young people who are interested in the civil rights era. The story of A. Philip Randolph and his work is essential to understand how civil rights came about.

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