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Thurgood -- Based on the one-man play and told in the first person by Laurence Fishburne, this film brings to life turning points in the life and career of civil rights pioneer Thurgood Marshall, the first African American to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court.


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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 
Production Design by
Allen Moyer (original production design)
Costume Design by
Jane Greenwood (original costume design)
Makeup Department
Gregory Bazemore .... hair stylist
Production Management
Troy Mosley .... production manager
Sound Department
Josh Morton .... sound re-recording mixer
Ryan Rumery .... original sound design
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
Randolph Briggs .... projection programmer
Torrey Butler .... production assistant
Darius Clemons .... production assistant
Stephon Crumbley .... production assistant
Christian Kouma .... production assistant
Elaine J. McCarthy .... projection design
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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Enthralling!!! Informative!!! Essential!!!, 3 February 2012
Author: RaiderJack from San Francisco CA USA

I am still glowing from the distinct pleasure of having watched Laurence Fishburne so thoroughly realize a very intriguing and important figure in the civil rights struggle, Thurgood Marshall, the first African-American Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.

Laurence Fishburne has indeed come a long way from Cornbread, Earl, and Me. He made his mark in his compelling portrayal of a struggling African-American father with fierce integrity in Boyz In the Hood and since then he has more than become the consummate actor. He has maintained an air of integrity around him and his characterizations regardless of the weaknesses seem to possess at the very least a measure of dignity.

This performance can certainly be counted as an accomplishment. Understanding of the world then is made very personal and thus very easy to relate to. Fisburne wonderfully exemplifies Marshall's strengths and poignantly reveals his weaknesses in this intriguing, very informative, difficult, colloquial, sad, and funny one-man show. The wonderful photography and sound effects combine to make for a compelling evening of theater. Fishburne is in his element portraying the very human and ultimately exceptional example of leadership in the fight for civil rights. I was a teenager when Marshall was appointed in the 60s and can assure you it was indeed a VERY tumultuous time. It was eerie trying to celebrate and appreciate the magnitude of this progress while cities were going up in flames all around you.....and on a fairly regular basis.

.....obviously this was far more than an excellent theater production for me.....but isn't this just what good art form is supposed to do?!! :0)

I highly recommend this as not only an excellent one-man show with a tour-de-force performance but as more than a worthy addition to any movie library! It has something to say to ANY disenfranchised community.

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