Stars Paul Winfield and Cicely Tyson. Nominated for nine Emmy Awards, this "astute and compelling" biography based on the remarkable life of Nobel Peace Prize winner Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., takes an intimate look at one of the world's most public heroes during one of the most tumultuous times in American history. Starring Paul Winfield, Cicely Tyson and Ossie Davis, King is a riveting tale that appropriately honors a true legend. In 1950s/60s America, the civil rights movement found its leader in a Southern Baptist minister. Using lyrical eloquence, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., motivated masses of peopleblack and whiteto demand equality by way of nonviolent protest. But in spite of his peaceful agenda, Dr. King was often the target of terrible violence. He was never swayed from his path. By the time he was assassinated in 1968, Dr. King had already defined a dream that would change a nation forever. MGM (2005 release), DVD Number of discs: 2, Rated: NR (Not Rated), English, Run Time: 271 minutes.