PG-13 | | Biography, Crime, Drama
The story of Thurgood Marshall, the crusading lawyer who would become the first African-American Supreme Court Justice, as he battles through one of his career-defining cases.
The synagogue that Sam Friedman is shown attending with his family is called Temple Rodeph Shalom. "Rodeph shalom" (sometimes spelled "rodef shalom") is Hebrew and means "pursuer of peace." The Talmud applies this label to a person who stands for justice, as Friedman's character does in this movie.
The Constitution was not written for us. We know that. But no matter what it takes, we're going to make it work for us. From now on, we claim it as our own.
At the end of the movie, Marshall drops some coins into a pay phone in Mississippi to call Friedman in Connecticut to find out the verdict in the case. He would've had to call the operator, who would've called a hub, which would have established a trunk line to New York City, and so on. Making that long-distance call could take all day.
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