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Boycott (2001)

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Black Americans boycott the public buses during the 1950s civil rights movement.

Director:

Clark Johnson

Writers:

Stewart Burns (book), Herman Daniel Farrell (teleplay) (as Herman Daniel Farrell III) | 1 more credit »
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5 wins & 10 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jeffrey Wright ... Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Terrence Howard ... Ralph Abernathy
CCH Pounder ... Jo Ann Robinson
Carmen Ejogo ... Coretta Scott King
Reg E. Cathey ... E.D. Nixon
Brent Jennings ... Rufus Lewis
Iris Little Thomas ... Rosa Parks (as Iris Little-Thomas)
Shawn Michael Howard ... Fred Gray
Erik Dellums ... Bayard Rustin (as Erik Todd Dellums)
Mike Hodge ... Daddy King
Whitman Mayo ... Reverend Banyon
Walter Franks ... Reverend Fields
Mert Hatfield Mert Hatfield ... Mayor Gayle
Tom Nowicki ... Commissioner Sellars
Danny Nelson Danny Nelson ... Commissioner Parks
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Black Americans boycott the public buses during the 1950s civil rights movement.

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"We want Coretta..." See more »

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for thematic material and some language | See all certifications »
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Trivia

Carmen Ejogo, who plays Coretta Scott King in Boycott, went on to reprise the role thirteen years later in Selma (2014). See more »

Goofs

At 1:23 into the film, the Bayard Rustin character leaves his hotel and is walking down the street where he passes an establishment titled Posley Electric Appliances TV, Stereo, Radio. This takes place in December 1955, about 3 years before stereo sets were released to the public. See more »

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Hey Little Lady
Written by Stephen Edwards (as Stephen J. Edwards)
Performed by Hip To Be Swingin'
Courtesy Source in Sync Music
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It the best of the best.
20 January 2004 | by FatfellaSee all my reviews

I just saw Boycott on Kings day of celebration 2004 and it has renegized me as a filmmaker and brother. All the elements are her from Jeffery Wright's beautiful portral of a man with the weight of the world on his shoulders and the power to move forward on faith and conviction, to the supporting cast and the brilliant cinematography telling the story in both a narritive and documentary style. Much love to Clark Johnson for his direction in a film that offered us more of king then we ever knew and handling the material with the respect it is due. Let's not forget david Hennings who I hope to hire someday and Stewart Burns for such poignant writing. My favorite part is when every one gets on the now desegregated bus but king and you see it pull away with king in the back window. He is ordinary yet extraordinary and has more battles yet to come. The ending is inspiring and makes this a new classic in the history of king's legacy. Props to HBO and all involved.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 February 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Daybreak of Freedom See more »

Filming Locations:

Atlanta, Georgia, USA See more »

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Stereo

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16 : 9
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