Ruby Bridges (1997)

Ruby Bridges (1997)




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A six-year old African-American girl scores very well on early scholastics tests and is chosen by the New Orleans school district to be the first of her race to be integrated into that city's public school system.
Documentary , Drama , Kids & Family , Television
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Buena Vista Worldwide Home Entertainment

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Chaz Monet
as Ruby Bridges
Lela Rochon
as Lucielle Bridges
Michael Beach
as Abon Bridges
Penelope Ann Miller
as Barbara Henry
Kevin Pollak
as Dr. Robert Coles
Jean Louisa Kelly
as Jane Coles
Peter Francis James
as Dr. Broyard
Diana Scarwid
as Miss Woodmere
Toni Ann Johnson
as Alma Broyard
Michael Burgess
as Mr. Lewis
Al Butler
as Senior Marshall
Charlie Lucas
as Mr. Taylor
Kiara Tucker
as Alison
Georgia Weeks
as Jimmy's Mother
Ralph Wilcox
as Pastor
Joan Gibson
as Mrs. Taylor
Robin Robertson
as Reporter
John P. Menese
as Minister
Paula Davis
as Arlene
Joe Maggard
as State Trooper
Derin Altay
as Mrs. Stein
John Keenan
as Barricade Guard
Gil Johnson
as Policeman
D.L. Anderson
as Mother No. 1
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Critic Reviews for Ruby Bridges

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (1)

As Ruby, Chaz Monet captures the child's happiness and sadness, fear and fortitude, with genuine subtlety.

Full Review… | July 3, 2001
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

What sets this film apart from its typically treacly ilk is the the strong, subtle work by the cast.

Full Review… | January 3, 2009

An inspiring film about an exceptional black girl whose Christian faith and spiritual resiliency are a lesson for all of us.

Full Review… | March 12, 2002
Spirituality and Practice

Ruby is an inspiring and cute little girl. The film revisits a shameful past and shows what a powerful force moral fortitude can be, even in a child.

Full Review… | July 3, 2001
Apollo Guide

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July 17, 2005

Audience Reviews for Ruby Bridges

I have seen it so many times and each time I realize something is wrong. But, Ruby Bridges is the best made for television film of all time and I cried through the whole thing

wedstarfish 86
wedstarfish 86

I remember watching this movie in third grade during history class. I remember it so well, as that was one day I didn't goof off in class.

Dammy Goldstein
Dammy Goldstein

It's an amazing story that shows the strength and faith of one family to combat racism and segregation to earn a better education for their daughter. This is by far the best movie about integration for kids that I've seen. It explains it so well in ways kids understand. There's also a bit of child psychology in it, which I love. It's also made me so curious to learn the real story about Ruby. She's still alive and doing speeches and schools and such! The only reason I gave it four and a half was because since it was made for children, it seemed cookie cutter in a way - though it really is a real fairy tale that it has such a happy ending, that children were able to go to school together.

Jessica Goodall
Jessica Goodall

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