“The Court-Martial of Jackie Robinson” is a 1990 TV movie focusing on Jackie Robinson’s military experience during World War II. Stationed in a Texas training camp, Robinson defies a white bus driver’s orders to move to the back of a segregated bus, resulting in his court-martial for insubordination.

The film portrays the courtroom drama of Robinson’s trial, revealing the racial prejudice he faced in the military. Despite the risks to his future, Robinson stands firm on his principles, eventually getting acquitted and paving the way for the desegregation of the U.S. military.

The Court-Martial of Jackie Robinson | October 15, 1990 (United States) 6.9
Director: Larry PeerceWriter: L. Travis Clark, Steve Duncan, Clayton FrohmanStars: Andre Braugher, Daniel Stern, Ruby DeeSummary: A film about the early life of the baseball star in the army and in particular his court-martial for insubordination regarding segregation.


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