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The Night James Brown Saved Boston (2008)

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TV Movie | 66 min | Documentary, Music

The film documents that remarkable concert and the politics around it. Boston Mayor Kevin White and his colleagues almost by accident realized that by televising the James Brown concert they could keep people indoors that night prevent ...See moreThe film documents that remarkable concert and the politics around it. Boston Mayor Kevin White and his colleagues almost by accident realized that by televising the James Brown concert they could keep people indoors that night prevent widespread rioting. The film is almost testimony to the power of music in general and the power of James Brown's music in particular. The film is a tribute to the Godfather of Soul and the role he would come to play in working for civil rights. Written by Anonymous See less
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Apr 5, 2008 (United States)

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Muhammad Ali
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Charles Bobbitt
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James Brown
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Bobby Byrd
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James Byrd
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Mike Douglas
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Robert Hall
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Dennis Haysbert
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Hubert H. Humphrey
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Lyndon B. Johnson
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Robert F. Kennedy
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Martin Luther King
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Richard Nixon
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Harry Reasoner
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John Starks
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Clyde Stubblefield
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Cornel West
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7.3 / 10 | 162 votes