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Marshall – Budget Unknown – 1 hour and 58 minutes

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Marshall
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Thurgood Marshall goes back to the NAACP after finishing a trial.  He hopes to meet up with his wife Buster and be a husband.  But before he can put down his suitcases, he is given another case in Connecuit.  Joseph Spell was a driver for the Strubing Family.  One night, Eleanor was found soaking wet, on the side of the road.  She told the medical examiner and police officers that Joseph raped and attempted to kill her.  The NAACP worries the media coverage could sway the jury and cause many in the area to lose their job.  However, in order to be included in an active trial, Marshall will need to be introduced to the court.  The NAACP and his firm decided that Sam Friedman, a civil attorney, will be the one to introduce Marshall.  Sam is unhappy with the decision because he doesn’t want notoriety.  Trying this case could cost Sam is family, job, friends, and his life.   Judge Foster will allow Marshall to sit in on the trial with 1 stipulations: he can’t say a word, only write.   As the case becomes dangerous for both men, it’s their client who can lose the case for them.

This is a tough story that drives a strong point home while making you laugh.  The banter between Marshall and Friedman is refreshing and necessary.  While Marshall comes off as arrogant, it doesn’t distract from his ability to speak to and read the jury.  While Friedman comes off as fearful, he knows how to spot discrepancies from his time in civil court.  However, each man is dealing with personal issues, while trying this case.  With both men facing struggles and bigotry, it’s great to see them come together and make a compelling case for Spell.  This movie was a set and costume designer’s dream.  Seeing the old cars, home layouts, fashion, and technology,  keeps you in the time period.  This movie only downfall was that lack of closure for other characters (Mr. and Mrs. Strubing, Friedman’s wife, and Friedman’s partner).  It would have been interesting to see how this case affects the ones who cared for them, not just the 2 men.  This is a must-see for the theaters. Also, if you stay during end credits you will hear Thurgood speak for himself.

I give it 4.5 out of 5 stars

I thought Jews were supposed to be smart. You’re no better than the negro – Loren Willis

You’re late – Sam Friedman

If you dropped a nickel will kicking him in the balls, he would return your nickle – Tad Lancaster

Why would she lie – Bretha Lancaster

Can you see the bump – Buster Marshall

I was afraid for my life – Eleanor Strubing

I can do that – Joseph Spell

She likes you – Thurgood Marshall

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