Suburban Virginia schools have been segregated for generations. One Black and one White high school are closed and the students sent to T.C. Williams High School under federal mandate to integrate. The year is seen through the eyes of the football team where the man hired to coach the Black school is made head coach over the highly successful white coach. Based on the actual events of 1971, the team becomes the unifying symbol for the community as the boys and the adults learn to depend on and trust each other.Written by
Although T.C. Williams High School did play George C. Marshall High, they did not play in a championship game. They played during the regular season, and it was as depicted in the movie...A come from behind 4th quarter win. See more »
As with most "based on a true story" stories, there are several discrepancies between the real events and the way they are portrayed in the film. See more »
All right, now, I don't want them to gain *another yard!* * You blitz... all... night!* If they cross the line of scrimmage, I'm gonna take every last one of you out! You make sure they remember, *forever*, the night they played the Titans!
Leave no doubt!
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Home movies are shown of each person, when they state what happened to them after the '71 season. See more »
Recent network television (ABC) edition (aired 8/15/2005) reinstated 6 minutes of previously deleted scenes back into the storyline. (119 minutes sans end credit running time). See more »
Sport film with sentimental story and agreeable studio characters
This excellent film based on a true event is set in the early 70s and concerns about a trainer(Denzel Washington)along with with wife(Nicole Ari Parker)and family. He replaces a famed coach(Will Patton)and gets a chance job coaching a town(Alexandria,Virginia)High school football team constituted by diverse characters(Ryan Hurst,Donald Faison,Suplee,Kip Pardue,Ryan Gosling,among others) and face the dual challenge of bringing the team to the state championship and redeeming themselves my means of breaking racial barriers.The coach makes the team,and each person in it,better than they thought possible.
This enjoyable tale with classic plot deals about a slice of American history, and is plenty of good feeling,heartfelt,interesting characters and formidable performances.However,sometimes is some sentimental and predictable but is still pretty entertaining.Exceptional Denzel Washington with a first rate acting reaching an important milestone and terrific Will Patton in the role of assistant,they are backed by a phenomenal support cast formed by young actors with future and wide career,as a little girl fine performed by Hayden Panettiere,today well known by ¨Heroes¨.Spectacular and sensible musical score by Trevor Ravin and colorful cinematography by Philippe Rousselot.The story follows the wake of previous sports hits films,like are ¨Rudy and Hoosiers(David Anspaugh)¨.The motion picture is well directed by Boaz Yakin,he's a noted writer(Rookie,Punisher),producer(Hostel I,II) and director(Fresh,Uptown girls).Rating : Better than average,worthwhile seeing.
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