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Jayhawkers (2014)

| Biography | 2014 (USA)
A group of unlikely allies modernized college sports and changed a small Midwestern town, serving as a parallel to the Civil Rights movement that would transform the entire American society.

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Kevin Willmott
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Credited cast:
Kip Niven ... Forrest 'Phog' Allen
Justin Wesley Justin Wesley ... Wilt Chamberlain
Blake Robbins ... Dick Harp
Jay Karnes ... Chancellor Franklin Murphy
Trai Byers ... Nathan Davis
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Joseph Lee Anderson ... Maurice King (as Joseph Anderson)
Queen Bey Queen Bey ... Julia Lee
Billy Brimblecom Billy Brimblecom ... Mitt Allen
Chris Bylsma ... Hubbard
Allan Castle Allan Castle ... KU Fan / Phog Allen Family Member
Walter Coppage ... Langston Hughes
Davis DeRock ... Doug
Danny Devlin Danny Devlin ... Bob Billings
Cynthia Evans Cynthia Evans ... Dy-no-mite Cafe Owner's Wife
Mark Richard Fagan Mark Richard Fagan ... AP Reporter
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A group of unlikely allies modernized college sports and changed a small Midwestern town, serving as a parallel to the Civil Rights movement that would transform the entire American society.

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7 August 2014 | by bigredrikSee all my reviews

I wish there were more movies like this. I always find it interesting when they depict actual events. It is a movie you can watch more than once and you get something out of it each time. It is in black & white which is effective in the placement of the movie in the period. It is a reminder of a day gone by if you are older and educational if you are younger. If you are a lover of jazz you will also enjoy some of the music. I attended the screening at the Lied Center and they had a Q & A with a gentleman who attended KU at that time. He said the film is very accurate. This film needs wider distribution. If it happens to show in your area please take the time to see it. As would be expected all Jayhawk fans throughout the country should try to see this production.


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