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The Court-Martial of Jackie Robinson (TV)

Original title
The Court-Martial of Jackie Robinson (TV)
Running time
94 min.
United States United States
L. Travis Clark, Steve Duncan, Clay Frohman, Dennis Lynton Clark (Story: L. Travis Clark, Steve Duncan)
Stanley Clarke
Don Burgess
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Drama | Biography. Army. 1940s. Racism. Courtroom Drama. TV Movie
Synopsis / Plot
A biopic about the early life of the baseball star legend Jackie Robinson in the army, particulary his court-martial for insubordination regarding racial segragation. Made for the TNT cable network, The Court Martial of Jackie Robinson concentrates on the wartime service of major league baseball's first black player. Robinson (Andre Braugher), a star athlete at UCLA, is drafted during World War II. He hopes that his academic record will assure him entry into Officers Candidate School, but the racism inherent in the military at the time puts several roadblocks in his way. After finally making OCS, Robinson's belief in himself is strengthened tenfold--to the point that he refuses to bow to the "Jim Crow" laws regarding the seating arrangements on an Army bus, and is subsequently threatened with a court martial.
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