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The Court-Martial of Jackie Robinson (1990)

Unrated | | Biography, Drama | TV Movie 15 October 1990
A film about the early life of the baseball star in the army and in particular his court-martial for insubordination regarding segregation.

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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Jackie Robinson
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William Cline
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Jackie's mother
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Joe Louis
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Rachel
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Wendell Smith
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Satchel Paige
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Scout Ed Higgins
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Maj. Foley
Howard French ...
Sgt. McEllroy
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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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A Corte Marcial  »

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27 February 2018 | by See all my reviews

I still hate them what they did to him. HELL NO we will never get along with each other. As a so-called Black American whose bloodline goes back to Abraham,Issac,and Jacob, I'll never love this so-called America I used to in generations past. We are still getting lynched here in our so-called free society and around the world. I still love the tv movie.


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