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24 February 2011 (USA) See more »
Prior to his appointment to United States Supreme Court Thurgood Marshall worked as a lawyer for the NAACP. This one man play tells the story of his role in the civil rights movement and the people that influenced him. | Add synopsis »
Nominated for 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 4 wins & 6 nominations See more »
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Directed by
Michael Stevens 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
George Stevens Jr. 

Produced by
Aaron B. Cooke .... associate producer
Bill Haber .... executive producer
George Stevens Jr. .... executive producer
Michael Stevens .... producer
Original Music by
Rob Mathes 
Film Editing by
Michael Polito 
Makeup Department
Gregory Bazemore .... hair stylist
Production Management
Troy Mosley .... production manager
Sound Department
Josh Morton .... sound re-recording mixer
Visual Effects by
Jake Hamilton .... main titles design
Jake Hamilton .... visual effects supervisor
Camera and Electrical Department
Ted Erne .... remote camera specialist
Helene Haviland .... camera operator
Editorial Department
Dave Oberg .... post production supervisor
Other crew
Ted Absher .... audience manager
Torrey Butler .... production assistant
Darius Clemons .... production assistant
Stephon Crumbley .... production assistant
Christian Kouma .... production assistant
Alan Reback .... production accountant
Cody Speer .... coordinator

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105 min
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[first lines]
Thurgood Marshall:Well... we might as well get right down to it.
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16 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
Hats off to Laurence!, 1 March 2011
Author: mike dewey from canton, ohio

An unexpected pleasure awaited me as I began to view this almost two hour quasi-soliloquy about a pretty non-political guy who somehow got thrust into politics anyway, just because he wanted to see fairness and equality served and not double standard-ed. I don't know whose idea it was to portray this biographical account in this unusual manner, but it most assuredly held my attention for its duration.

Enter Laurence Fishburne, hair permed, dyed and fashioned ala Mr. Marshall, as our sole actor in this film. His chronological account of Mr. Marshall's life was rife with laid-back, humorous, yet firm depictions of events that shaped our central character's life, and to some degree, all our lives. Mr. Fishburne's demeanor throughout this piece was so comfortable and relaxed, I wondered at times had Thurgood himself crept back to Earth and infused himself into our actor's psyche to help him along with this account of his life. Also, I wondered if this show was cut and edited in a couple spots, just to give Mr. Fishburne a break in this seemingly non-stop monologue!

Credit is also due the Stevens' guys for setting the unusual tone here, with aptly placed snippets of historical dialog and subtle background scene settings to buttress these accounts that were adjunct to Thurgood's life. In conclusion, a fitting addition, indeed, for Black History month.

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