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(2017)

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This will be the fourth biographical figure played by Chadwick Boseman. He has also starred as James Brown in Get on Up (2014), Jackie Robinson in 42 (2013), and Floyd Little in The Express (2008).
The synagogue that Sam Friedman is shown attending with his family is called Temple Rodef Shalom. "Rodef shalom" is Hebrew and means "pursuer of peace." The Talmud applies this label to a person who stands for justice, as Friedman's character does in this movie.
There are several scenes that take place outside the courthouse. These are shot on the steps of Buffalo, New York's City Hall.
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From 2005 to 2008 director Reginald Hudlin wrote the Marvel comic book Black Panther. Chadwick Boseman played Black Panther in Captain America: Civil War (2016) and set to play the character in several more Marvel Studios films.
Sterling K. Brown and Keesha Sharp previously worked together in the FX series American Crime Story (2016): The People v. OJ Simpson.
The Courthouse interior and exterior scenes for Bridgeport CT were actually filmed in the City Hall of Buffalo NY. The Bridgeport train station scenes were filmed in the NY Central Railroad Terminal in Buffalo NY (the train station scenes from the Robert Redford baseball movie The Natural (1984) were also filmed there). The reservoir scenes were filmed in Akron Falls Park, outside of Buffalo.
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American watercolorist Martha Burchfield Richter's (1924-1977) artwork was featured in the film. Martha is the daughter of world-renowned watercolorist, Charles E. Burchfield.
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Both Chadwick Boseman and Thurgood Marshall went to Howard University.
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Chadwick Boseman and Sterling K. Brown also starred together in "Black Panther" (2018).
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The film was shot in Buffalo, NY and actors Mj Myers, Greg Hinaman, Josie DiVincenzo, Stan Klimecko and Steve Abbott who all appear in the film are originally from Buffalo.
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Sophia Bush and Marina Squerciati both star in Chicago P.D. (2014) and the 'One Chicago' franchise.
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Josh Gad and Dan Stevens previously collaborated in Beauty and the Beast (2017).
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.
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Jeffrey DeMunn and James Cromwell both had major roles in The Green Mile (1999).
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This movie depicts Thurgood Marshall and his wife Vivian "Buster" Burey Marshall struggling to have a baby. In their real lives, Thurgood and Buster never did have children. Buster died of cancer in February 1955, only a few months after Thurgood's landmark Supreme Court victory Brown v. Board of Education. In December 1955, Thurgood remarried to Cecilia "Cissy" Suyat, a Filipina-American immigrant who was the secretary to the director of the NAACP's branch offices; they had two sons, Thurgood Marshall Jr. and John W. Marshall.
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The final scene of the current theatrical release of the film features a cameo from Tracy Martin and Sybrina Fulton, the parents of Trayvon Martin. Marshall died two years before Martin's birth.

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