Jackie Robinson (2016– )
7.5/10
21
0 user 3 critic

Jackie Robinson: Part One 

Jackie Robinson's life story through his first season in the Major Leagues. Robinson's early life in Georgia, Pasadena, UCLA, and Army are detailed; as well as his time in the Negro and minor leagues and his challenging MLB rookie season.

Directors:

Ken Burns, Sarah Burns | 1 more credit »
Reviews

Photos

Edit

Cast

Episode credited cast:
Keith David ... Narrator (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jamie Foxx ... Jackie Robinson (voice)
Edit

Storyline

Jackie Robinson's early life from humble beginnings to his rookie season in Major League Baseball. Robinson born to sharecropper farmers in rural Georgia, and was raised by his single mother in Pasadena, California. Robinson became a four sport star and met his future wife, Rachel Islum while attending UCLA. He was drafted into the army and became a second lieutenant in a tank battalion during World War 2. He faced court martial over a dispute arising from defending himself from discrimination but was honorably discharged. After the war, he played in the Negro leagues and soon attracted the attention of the Brooklyn Dodgers' Branch Rickey. A season with the Dodgers minor league affiliate, the Montreal Royals followed and Robinson broke the color barrier on April 15, 1947. In his first season he was subjected to racial slurs, abuse and threats but endured the onslaught to help his team win the pennant and win Rookie of the Year honors. Written by urbanemovies

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 April 2016 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Soundtracks

Midnight at the Crossroads
Written by Justin Johnson
Performed by Justin Johnson
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Contribute to This Page

Stream Trending Movies With Prime Video

Enjoy a night in with these popular movies available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed