Boycott

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In 1955, an African-American woman named Rosa Parks dared to take an empty seat in the "Whites Only" section on a city bus in Montomery, AL, and sparked one of the first major battles in the civil rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s, thus bringing the work of Martin Luther King to the attention of many Americans for the first time. Boycott is a made-for-TV movie that dramatizes the events of the Montomery bus boycott, weaving vintage newsreel footage with scenes depicting the public and private dramas involved in the protests. Boycott stars Jeffrey Wright as Martin Luther King, Carmen Ejogo as Coretta Scott King, and Terrence Dashon Howard as Ralph Abernathy; CCH Pounder, Reg E. Cathey, and Shawn Michael Howard highlight the supporting cast.

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Cast

Jeffrey Wright
as Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.
Terrence Howard
as Rev. Ralph David Abernathy
Carmen Ejogo
as Coretta Scott King
Reg E. Cathey
as E.D. Nixon
Erik Todd Dellums
as Bayard Rustin
CCH Pounder
as Jo Ann Robinson
Thomas Jefferson Byrd
as Raymond Parks
Walter Franks
as Rev. Fields
Marion Guyot
as Virginia Durr
Brent Jennings
as Rufus Lewis
Whitman Mayo
as Rev. Banyon
E. Roger Mitchell
as Bob Phillips
Erik Dellums
as Bayard Rustin
Eric Todd Dellums
as Bayard Rustin
Clark Johnson
as Emory Jackson
Mike Hodge
as Daddy King
Eric Dellums
as Bayard Rustin
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Critic Reviews for Boycott

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  • As Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Jeffrey Wright is completely in step with their particular bent, playing the civil rights leader with hushed zeal and an inner flame that grows into a fuel burn by telepic's end.

    Jul 6, 2010 | Full Review…

    Phil Gallo

    Variety
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Audience Reviews for Boycott

  • Jun 07, 2008
    Decent HBO film of which I would really like to receive all of you comments. Very well executed and acted and manages its topic in an acceptable, mature way. Disappointing, though. 53/100
    Edgar C Super Reviewer

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