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The Court-Martial of Jackie Robinson (1990)

A film about the early life of the baseball star in the army and in particular his court-martial for insubordination regarding segregation.

Director:

Larry Peerce

Writers:

L. Travis Clark (story), Steve Duncan (story) | 4 more credits »
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Andre Braugher ... Jackie Robinson
Daniel Stern ... William Cline
Ruby Dee ... Jackie's mother
Stan Shaw ... Joe Louis
Paul Dooley
Kasi Lemmons ... Rachel
J.A. Preston ... Wendell Smith
Michael Greene
Dale Dye
Steven Williams ... Satchel Paige
Noble Willingham
Gary Grubbs
Bruce Dern ... Scout Ed Higgins
Don Hood ... Maj. Foley
Howard French Howard French ... Sgt. McEllroy
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Storyline

The early life of the future baseball star is told here. Jackie Robinson was a young college student and athlete who learned never to take racist attacks lying down. This eventually gets him into trouble when he is drafted in World War II and assigned to a Texas training camp deep in the racist south. The film climaxes when Jackie Robinson must face a court-martial for insubordination when he refused to go to the back of the bus when the white bus driver ordered him, knowing that he was in his rights to do so. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@execulink.com>

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Genres:

Biography | Drama

Certificate:

M | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 October 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Corte Marcial See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Stan Shaw, who plays Joe Louis, played a character loosely based on Jackie Robinson in The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars & Motor Kings (1976). See more »

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Best show on tv
13 February 2000 | by mikejrSee all my reviews

I want to say that this is the best show on tv. I like Andre Braugher because he is the best actor. I want to vote for Andre and I really want to meet him sometime. I wish that he was in New York so that we can talk to each other. I want to say that I saw it for the first time and I love it. Thanks everyone for your time.


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