10,000 Black Men Named George

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10,000 Black Men Named George
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Written by Cyrus Nowrasteh
Directed by Robert Townsend
Starring Andre Braugher
Charles S. Dutton
Mario Van Peebles
Theme music composer Stephen James Taylor
Original language(s) English
Production
Producer(s) Michelle Mundy
Cinematography Edward J. Pei
Editor(s) Katina Zinner
Peter Zinner
Running time 95 minutes
Production company(s) Dufferin Gate Productions
Paramount Television
Distributor Showtime Networks
Release
Original release February 24, 2002

10,000 Black Men Named George is a 2002 Showtime TV movie about A. Philip Randolph and his coworkers Milton Webster and Ashley Totten. The title refers to the custom of the time when Pullman porters, all of whom were black, were addressed as "George".

Plot[edit]

The film follows union activist A. Philip Randolph's efforts to organize the black porters of the Pullman Rail Company in 1920s America, known as the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters.

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Production[edit]

The movie was filmed in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.[1]

Awards and nominations[edit]

The film was nominated for multiple awards, including the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special. Charles S. Dutton won the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special. Andre Braugher was also nominated in the same category.
At the Black Reel Awards of 2003, Robert Townsend won the Black Reel Award for Outstanding Director, TV Movie or Limited Series and the Black Reel Award for Best Director: Television Movie/Cable, Charles S. Dutton won Best Supporting Actor in a TV Movie or Limited Series, and Andre Braugher was nominated Best Actor in a TV Movie or Limited Series and won Best Actor: T.V. Movie/Cable.

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