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Miss You Can Do It DVD
Miss You Can Do It

Miss You Can Do It

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From director Stephen Frears (The Queen, High Fidelity, HBOs The Deal) and writer Shawn Slovo (Catch a Fire) comes a behind-the-scenes look at Muhammad Alis historic Supreme Court battle for Conscientious Objector status to the Vietnam War, and a portrait of the changing tides of this country during that turbulent time. Guided by his principles, Ali refused induction into the Army, enduring a protracted legal battle that saw him convicted of draft evasion, stripped of his boxing title, and banned from the sport. Meanwhile, as anti-war sentiment grows across America, Chief Justice Warren Burger (FRANK LANGELLA) ushers in the dawn of a new conservative era on the Court. At the start of the 1970-71 term, his conservative compatriot, Justice John Harlan II(CHRISTOPHER PLUMMER), interviews left-leaning, anti-war Kevin Kennedy (BENJAMIN WALKER) to serve as his clerk. But for Harlan, a rigorous and fair-minded jurist, politics and personal opinion have no place in the law, and he hires Kennedy for his substantial intellect. When the Court hears Alis case, the majority votes to deny Ali. Burger assigns Harlan to write the opinion, a task that Harlan passes along to Kennedy. Kennedy struggles with the decision, and in researching Alis beliefs, Kennedy realizes that Ali does fulfill all the conditions for Conscientious Objector status. But when he presents his findings to Harlan, the Justice rejects his opinion. Unable to support what he feels is an unjust decision, Kennedy writes it as he is told but agonizesover his resignation letter. Harlan, recently diagnosed with cancer and facing the end of his career, is convinced to read the Black Muslims leader Elijah Muhammads book Message to the Blackman in America and subsequently reconsiders his passionate you
Title: Miss You Can Do It
Genre: Special Interest-Documentary
Director: Ron Davis
Studio: HBO Archives
Attributes: Full Frame, Manufactured on Demand
Release Date: 12/17/2013
Original Year: 2013
Product Type: DVD
Rated: TV14
UPC: 883316893722
Item #: 903783X

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