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The Rosa Parks Story (2002)

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A seamstress recalls events leading to her act of peaceful defiance that prompted the 1955 bus boycott in Montgomery, Alabama.

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Julie Dash

Writer:

Paris Qualles
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 8 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Angela Bassett ... Rosa Louise McCauley Parks
Peter Francis James ... Raymond Parks
Tonea Stewart ... Johnnie Carr
Von Coulter Von Coulter ... E.D. Nixon
Dexter King Dexter King ... Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (as Dexter Scott King)
Afemo Omilami
Sonny Shroyer ... James F. Blake
Mike Pniewski ... Clifford Durr
Chardé Manzy Chardé Manzy ... Young Rosa (as Charde' Manzy)
Cicely Tyson ... Leona Edwards McCauley
Charles Black Charles Black ... Sylvester Edwards - Rosa's Grandfather
Nick LaTour ... Older Boycott Man
Susan McConnell Susan McConnell ... 1931 Store Manager
Timothy Parham Timothy Parham ... Elijah Banks
Gwen Waymon Gwen Waymon ... Jo Ann Robinson
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A seamstress recalls events leading to her act of peaceful defiance that prompted the 1955 bus boycott in Montgomery, Alabama.

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America, 1955. Her act of courage changed the world. But how it changed her life has never been told... until now.

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Biography | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 February 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ride to Freedom: The Rosa Parks Story See more »

Filming Locations:

Montgomery, Alabama, USA

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Quotes

Rosa Louise McCauley Parks: Why do you always push us around?
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Referenced in Half in the Bag: Red Tails (2012) See more »

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Outstanding biopic about one of the greatest civil rights leaders of all time
5 December 2005 | by Catherine_Grace_ZehSee all my reviews

THE ROSA PARKS STORY, in my opinion, is an outstanding biopic about one of the greatest civil rights leaders of all time. The performances were smashing, the soundtrack was great, and the casting was just right. Anyway, if you ask me, it was cruel that Rosa (Angela Bassett) had to give up her bus seat after a long day at work. I would probably take a stand myself if I were in her shoes. However, she managed to make something out of it. If you want to know what that something is, you'll have to see the movie. In conclusion, if you are a die-hard fan of Angela Bassett, I heartily recommend this outstanding biopic about one of the greatest civil rights leaders of all time. You're in for a real treat and a good time, so don't miss this one.


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