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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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Shy of masterful, 15 July 2012
Author: ritera1 from United States

Even though absolutely correct and valid, I was expecting a preachy diatribe of race relations and political correctness. I expected to be preached to and I would be the choir.

But it was an engrossing and entertaining document of a man's life with the backdrop of early 20th century history. Although long, it never felt boring.

Less is more and was perfectly staged.

I'm on the fence with Fishburn's performance. Easily an 8 out of 10. I think a little push with nuance would have pushed it to a 9. But anyone who takes on this role and does what he did deserves praise.

(I was surprised that they left in when he addressed the latecomers to the audience. But it worked well.)

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