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10,000 Black Men Named George (2002)

Union activist Asa Philip Randolph's efforts to organize the black porters of the Pullman Rail Company in 1920s America.

Director:

Robert Townsend

Writer:

Cyrus Nowrasteh
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Andre Braugher ... A. Philip Randolph (as André Braugher)
Charles S. Dutton ... Milton Webster
Mario Van Peebles ... Ashley Totten
Brock Peters ... Leon Frey
Carla Brothers Carla Brothers ... Lucille Randolph
Kenneth McGregor Kenneth McGregor ... Barton Davis
Ellen Holly Ellen Holly ... Selena Frey
Ernestine Jackson Ernestine Jackson ... Mrs. Randolph
Ardon Bess Ardon Bess ... Daddy Moore
Ordena Stephens Ordena Stephens ... Sandi Totten
James McGowan ... Desmond
Kedar Brown ... James Randolph (as Kedar)
Christopher Bondy Christopher Bondy ... William Green (as Chris Bondy)
Neville Edwards Neville Edwards ... E.J. Daniels
Collette Micks ... Mrs. Robbins
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Storyline

Union activist Asa Philip Randolph's efforts to organize the black porters of the Pullman Rail Company in 1920s America.

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Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and brief nudity | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 February 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

10.000 hombres llamados George See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color
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Trivia

The Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters (BCSP) was created August 25, 1925 as a union for Pullman porters and maids. While the script and storyline of this movie does not make reference to female membership directly, there are visual references to female voting membership in the meetings and especially in the voting lines, especially as depicted in the union/police confrontation scene towards the end of the movie. The BSCP was the first Afro-American labor organization to receive a charter (membership) in the American Federation of Labor (AFL), and continued to be an active member union of the AFL up to and including the 1955 merger of the AFL with the Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO) to form the AFL-CIO. See more »

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Title Card: On August 25th, 1937 the Pullman Company signed the first ever agreement between a union of black workers and a major American corporation. It was twelve years - to the day - of the founding of the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters.
Title Card: For the next four decades Randolph carried forward his fight for equality. In 1963, commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, Randolph initiated the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. It was at that gathering ...
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This film is dedicated to all the men and women who were involved in the struggle to organize the Pullman porters. See more »

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Movie theatres should make more movies like 10,000 Black Men Named George
27 December 2003 | by BizzyMoneySee all my reviews

This is the type of movie that does exactly what movies are suppose to do and that's keep you watching. Again Robert Townsend pulled off another dramatic work of motion picture art. The cast is splendid and the dialogue geniune. This is a good looking movie that keeps you on pins till the end. Watching Charles Dutton act in this movie is just wonderful. It's real drama.


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