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Marshall (2017)

PG-13 | | Biography, Drama | 13 October 2017 (USA)
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The story of Thurgood Marshall, the crusading lawyer who would become the first African-American Supreme Court Justice, as he battles through one of his career-defining cases.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Thurgood Marshall
... Sam Friedman
... Eleanor Strubing
... Joseph Spell
... Loren Willis
... Judge Foster
... Buster Marshall
... Walter White
... Ted Lancaster
... Bertha Lancaster
Zanete Shadwick ... Irene Lancaster
... Irwin Freidman
... Mrs. Richmond
... Langston Hughes
... Zora Neale Hurston
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In 1940, Thurgood Marshall is a young lawyer for the NAACP who criss-crosses the country defending innocent African-Americans from unjust indictments in court. His latest case is in Bridgeport, Connecticut where an African-American chauffeur is accused of rape of a wealthy white society woman. To admit Marshall into the local Bar, insurance lawyer Sam Friedman is picked over his objections to do introductions in court. However, Friedman's commitment changes drastically when the racist judge forbids Marshall to speak in court, forcing Friedman to act as lead counsel. Now in an intolerable situation for the pair, Marshall must guide his new compatriot through this criminal trial even as Friedman endures not only this unfamiliar area of law, but also the bigoted pressure he now must share. However, the case proves more complex than either anticipates with unexpected twists and turns even as it becomes a vital one that would define two careers as well as the fight for justice in America. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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Live Hard. Fight Harder. See more »

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Biography | Drama

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Rated PG-13 for mature thematic content, sexuality, violence and some strong language. | See all certifications »

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$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,000,805, 15 October 2017, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$10,051,659, 18 January 2018
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Some of the items in the law office were Roycroft antiques. Roycroft was a reformist community of craft workers and artists which formed part of the Arts and Crafts movement in the United States. Elbert Hubbard founded the community in 1895, in the village of East Aurora, New York, near Buffalo. Participants were known as Roycrofters. The work and philosophy of the group, often referred to as the Roycroft movement, had a strong influence on the development of American architecture and design in the early 20th century. See more »

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When Sam and Thurgood are walking up the steps of the courthouse, and people are holding signs, modern cars and road cones where traffic is being routed are visible in the upper left corner, past Thurgood. See more »

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Thurgood Marshall: I wouldn't be here if I didn't think we could win.
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Marshall's Theme (Swagger version)
Written by Marcus Miller
Performed by Marcus Miller
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Supporting Character stronger than Protagonist
25 October 2017 | by See all my reviews

I thought the script was flawed and shallow. One dimensional cliché of a truly great subject. Thurgood Marshall was given short shrift. We need more than a one dimensional caricature to make a movie. Doesn't pass the sniff test. In short this was a quick movie-factory production-line job, as it were. Why? Is it because October is low season?


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