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Our Friend, Martin (1999)

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This is the story of a black teenager named Miles, who has to go on a class field trip to the museum of learning what Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. did for humanity, he thinks that he'd ... See full summary »

Directors:

Robert Brousseau (as Rob Smiley), Vincenzo Trippetti

Writers:

Dawn Comer Jefferson (story) (as Dawn Comer), Chris Simmons (story) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Edward Asner ... Mr. Harris (voice) (as Ed Asner)
Angela Bassett ... Miles' Mom (voice)
Lucas Black ... Randy (voice)
Theodore Borders ... Martin at Age 12 (voice)
LeVar Burton ... Martin at Age 26 (voice) (as Levar Burton)
Jessica Garcia Jessica Garcia ... Maria (voice)
Danny Glover ... Train Conductor (voice)
Whoopi Goldberg ... Mrs. Peck (voice)
Samuel L. Jackson ... Turner (voice)
James Earl Jones ... Daddy King (voice)
Ashley Judd ... Mrs. Dale (voice)
Richard Kind ... Mr. Willis (voice)
Dexter King Dexter King ... Martin at Age 34 (voice) (as Dexter Scott King)
Yolanda King Yolanda King ... Christine King (voice)
Zachary Leigh Zachary Leigh ... Kyle (voice)
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Storyline

This is the story of a black teenager named Miles, who has to go on a class field trip to the museum of learning what Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. did for humanity, he thinks that he'd rather play baseball. But the trip turns into an exciting adventure when he and his best friend, Randy, who's white, are sent back in time meeting Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at several points during his life. Written by Anthony Pereyra <hypersonic91@yahoo.com>

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A Magical Movie Adventure Inspired by the Life of Martin Luther King, Jr. See more »


Certificate:

TV-G

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 January 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Our Friend, Martin See more »

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Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Over fifteen shots of actual footage from back in the 1950s and 1960s, were used for flashbacks. See more »

Goofs

On the train, the open book on the table in front of Dr. King disappears and reappears in consecutive shots. See more »

Quotes

Randy: [nearly being hit on his skateboard with Miles by Mr. Willis' bus-driving] Oh, man, even time travel is safer than this.
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Crazy Credits

Photographs from Martin Luther King's life are shown within the photo frame as the watch is set and adjusted and glows on the dresser next to it. See more »

Soundtracks

When We Were Kings
Written by Andy Marvel, Amy Powers and Arnie Roman
Published by Association Music/World of Andy
Administered by WR Music Corp. (ASCAP), Powers That Be Music/Liedela Music (ASCAP), Romanesque Music
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Great movie!
17 January 2002 | by AndreaPSCSee all my reviews

I just showed this movie to my 5th Grade classes as part of a series of Social Studies lessons on Martin Luther King, Jr. We had just finished reading a book in which many of MLK's accomplishments and honors were explained, so the movie really helped tie it all together for them. They were absolutely entranced by it! (I had to stop 45 minutes into it so we could go to gym class and they were so upset- they almost didn't want to go!) The combination of animation and real footage was very well done. The students also enjoyed the hip music and famous voices.


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