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Ruby Bridges 

In 1960, a six-year-old African-American girl named Ruby Bridges helped to integrate the all-white schools of New Orleans. Although she was the only black girl to come to the school she was... See full summary »


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Penelope Ann Miller ... Barbara Henry
Kevin Pollak ... Dr. Robert Coles
Michael Beach ... Abon Bridges
Jean Louisa Kelly ... Jane Coles
Peter Francis James ... Dr. Broyard
Patrika Darbo ... Miss Spencer
Chaz Monet Chaz Monet ... Ruby Nell Bridges
Diana Scarwid ... Miss Woodmere
Lela Rochon ... Lucielle 'Lucy' Bridges
Toni Ann Johnson ... Alma Broyard
Michael Burgess Michael Burgess ... Mr. Lewis
Al Butler Al Butler ... Deputy U.S. Marshal Al Buffer
Charlie Lucas Charlie Lucas ... Mr. Taylor
Kiara Tucker Kiara Tucker ... Alison
Christopher Monroe Stokes Christopher Monroe Stokes ... Carl (as Christopher Stokes)


In 1960, a six-year-old African-American girl named Ruby Bridges helped to integrate the all-white schools of New Orleans. Although she was the only black girl to come to the school she was sent to, and since all the white mothers pulled their children out of class, she was the only one there. Although she faced a crowd of angry white citizens every day, she emerged unscathed, physically or emotionally. Encouraged by her teacher, a white woman from the North named Barbara Henry, and her mother Lucille, and with her own quiet strength, she eventually broke down a century-old barrier forever, a pivotal moment in the civil-rights movement. Written by Tommy Peter

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Release Date:

18 January 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Le combat de Ruby Bridges See more »

Filming Locations:

Wilmington, North Carolina, USA

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1.33 : 1
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Lucielle 'Lucy' Bridges: What do you thing you're doing?
Abon Bridges: I'm doing what is best for our daughter. And watched her in there and I listened and I seen that she's got it in her head that white folk is better than black folk. She draws black folk deformed and white folk perfect.
Lucielle 'Lucy' Bridges: But what does that have to do with Jesus?
Abon Bridges: No body knows what he really looks like. And when she sees this everything that tells us that god looks more like the white folk outside her school than her.
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The absolute worst movie I have ever seen...
21 March 2007 | by jakew-6See all my reviews

And I don't mean that in the way that everyone says during a bad movie. This was honestly the most terrible film I have had the misfortune to view. The acting was terrible, but I don't really blame the actors, because the script was on the level of a fourth grade play. There were times when I laughed out loud at the words coming out of the actors mouths. There is also an angry mob that chants one thing over and over through out the entire film, and it eventually becomes funny. Many parts just didn't make sense, and the people acted very strangely, as if they were in an illogically blocked, once again, fourth grade play. Even the scoring was bad. Everything about this movie was just horrid. I have seen Disney Channel sitcoms with twice the acting, writing, and production of "Ruby Bridges". No one in their right mind could think this movie has any value, regardless of the subject.

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