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Our Friend, Martin (1999)

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This is the story of a black teenager named Miles, who has to go on a class field trip to the museum of learning what Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. did for humanity, he thinks that he'd ... See full summary »

Directors:

Robert Brousseau (as Rob Smiley), Vincenzo Trippetti

Writers:

Dawn Comer Jefferson (story) (as Dawn Comer), Chris Simmons (story) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Edward Asner ... Mr. Harris (voice) (as Ed Asner)
Angela Bassett ... Miles' Mom (voice)
Lucas Black ... Randy (voice)
Theodore Borders ... Martin at Age 12 (voice)
LeVar Burton ... Martin at Age 26 (voice) (as Levar Burton)
Jessica Garcia Jessica Garcia ... Maria (voice)
Danny Glover ... Train Conductor (voice)
Whoopi Goldberg ... Mrs. Peck (voice)
Samuel L. Jackson ... Turner (voice)
James Earl Jones ... Daddy King (voice)
Ashley Judd ... Mrs. Dale (voice)
Richard Kind ... Mr. Willis (voice)
Dexter King Dexter King ... Martin at Age 34 (voice) (as Dexter Scott King)
Yolanda King Yolanda King ... Christine King (voice)
Zachary Leigh Zachary Leigh ... Kyle (voice)
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This is the story of a black teenager named Miles, who has to go on a class field trip to the museum of learning what Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. did for humanity, he thinks that he'd rather play baseball. But the trip turns into an exciting adventure when he and his best friend, Randy, who's white, are sent back in time meeting Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at several points during his life. Written by Anthony Pereyra <hypersonic91@yahoo.com>

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A Magical Movie Adventure Inspired by the Life of Martin Luther King, Jr. See more »


Certificate:

TV-G

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 January 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Our Friend, Martin See more »

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Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Over fifteen shots of actual footage from back in the 1950s and 1960s, were used for flashbacks. See more »

Goofs

When Randy picks up the baseball glove for the first time, a baseball is on the drawer he picks it up from. When they first go back in time, the baseball is gone. See more »

Quotes

Mrs. Peck: [seeing Maria and Kyle sneaking around to the back of the museum] Great. Now I'll have to give 'em the group rate.
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Disclaimer: Photographs displayed during Dr. King's 'I Have a Dream' speech are not intended to state, represent or imply that the subjects are descendants of slaves or slave owners. See more »

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Friendship Train
Written by Norman Whitfield & Barrett Strong
Performed by Gladys Knight & The Pips
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Stereotypes
21 January 2019 | by mj-66692See all my reviews

I'm not gonna spoil this movie because I want this to be what you expect from the movie. The movie is kind of ehh. It would avoid the problem if the characters weren't stereotypical 90s kids. Every character is just a rehashed "cool" kid from every 90s show.


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