The Court-Martial of Jackie Robinson Poster

Release Date: 1990

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 37 min

Plot Summary
In 1944, future baseball great Jackie Robinson (Andre Braugher) is serving as a lieutenant in the U.S. army at Fort Hood, in Texas. When Robinson is asked to sit in the back of an unsegregated army bus, and refuses, his superiors request that Robinson be court-martialed. With help from fellow athletic legend and military man Joe Louis (Stan Shaw), as well as his sympathetic mother (Ruby Dee), Robinson takes a giant step toward overcoming the institutionalized racism of the era.

Cast: Andre Braugher, Ruby Dee, Stan Shaw, Daniel Stern, Kasi Lemmons, J.A. Preston, Steven Williams, Bruce Dern

Director: Larry Peerce

Genres: Docudrama

Production Co: Turner Pictures

Keywords: Emotional, Underdog, Rousing, Family, Mother, Rise, Passionate, 1940s, Inspiring, Sacrifice