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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 »


Robert Brousseau (as Rob Smiley), Vincenzo Trippetti


Dawn Comer Jefferson (story) (as Dawn Comer), Chris Simmons (story) | 4 more credits »
Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. See more awards »





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)


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 »



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Did You Know?


The four main characters have their ears pierced. See more »


In one scene, Miles and Randy go back in time to see Martin, he is 12 years old. Martin's name was Michael King Kr. until he changed his name to Martin Luther King Jr. on July 27th, 1959. See more »


Maria: Come on, spill.
Miles: What's to spill, Maria? I love baseball. Mrs. Peck said I can come in here and check out this old mitt again. It's a classic.
Maria: Yeah, right, and I invented Swiss cheese.
Kyle: Oh, cool, Maria. Can you pick me up a few pounds for free at...
Maria: Stop. Talk to the hand, Kyle.
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Crazy Credits

Disclaimer: Photographs displayed during Dr. King's 'I Have a Dream' speech are not intended to state, represent or imply that the subjects are descendants of slaves or slave owners. See more »


Friendship Train
Written by Norman Whitfield & Barrett Strong
Performed by Gladys Knight & The Pips
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User Reviews

Pretty dumb.
17 April 2018 | by invisibleunicornninjaSee all my reviews

I can't even count how many years in a row we had to watch this movie at school. The story is kinda dumb. The characters are stupid and unlikable. Its boring. The animation is ok I guess. I don't know how accurate this movie is to history but based on the other reviews I don't think that it is. I wouldn't really recommend watching this movie.

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Release Date:

12 January 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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