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Marshall (2017)

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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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Reginald Hudlin
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 5 wins & 18 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Chadwick Boseman ... Thurgood Marshall
Josh Gad ... Sam Friedman
Kate Hudson ... Eleanor Strubing
Sterling K. Brown ... Joseph Spell
Dan Stevens ... Loren Willis
James Cromwell ... Judge Foster
Keesha Sharp ... Buster Marshall
Roger Guenveur Smith ... Walter White
Derrick Baskin ... Ted Lancaster
Barrett Doss ... Bertha Lancaster
Zanete Shadwick Zanete Shadwick ... Irene Lancaster
John Magaro ... Irwin Friedman
Ahna O'Reilly ... Mrs. Richmond
Jussie Smollett ... Langston Hughes
Rozonda 'Chilli' Thomas ... Zora Neale Hurston
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Storyline

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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His Name Means Justice See more »


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

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Trivia

Jeffrey DeMunn is a native of Buffalo, NY. See more »

Goofs

When Stella tells Sam that her cousin Anna in Krakow has been rounded up by the Nazis, he asks her in Yiddish whether Anna's children were also taken. The subtitle says that he's speaking in Hebrew. See more »

Quotes

Thurgood Marshall: I wouldn't be here if I didn't think we could win.
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Connections

Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Chadwick Boseman/Cardi B (2018) See more »

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Eleanor's Testimony
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Written by Marcus Miller
Performed by Marcus Miller
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Fantastic!
21 January 2018 | by kz917-1See all my reviews

A look at the career of Thurgood Marshall. Maybe more people will know who he is and what exactly he accomplished.

Kudos entire cast was riveting!


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Language:

English

Release Date:

13 October 2017 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Buffalo, New York, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,000,805, 15 October 2017

Gross USA:

$10,051,659

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$10,116,816
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Dolby Digital

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.00 : 1
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