Suburban Virginia schools have been segregated for generations, in sight of the Washington Monument over the river in the nation's capital. 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
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The actual name of the High School opponent in the championship game was Andrew Lewis High School in Salem, Virginia. See more »
In the championship game, the team opposing the Titans starts using the shotgun offense. The Titans' assistant coach recognizes the play immediately and clearly knows it's a pro-type offense, saying, "Who do these guys think they are, the New York Jets?" However, in 1971, the shotgun formation had not been used in the NFL for over a decade (and then only by one team, the San Francisco 49ers) and was not a part of the pro playbook until Tom Landry reintroduced it with the Dallas Cowboys in 1975. If the coach had recognized the formation at all he would never have associated it with the Jets or the pros. See more »
What, you say your name was Jerry?
No, you must have said Jerry. Jerry Lewis, which you make *you*
[looks towards Dean]
Ladies and gentleman! I've got an announcement to make. We got Jerry Lewis, and Dean Martin going to camp with us this year. Jerry tells the jokes, Dean sings the songs and gets the girl. Let's give em a round of applause.
[begins to clap, inching closer to Gerry, parents are quiet]
Where's your folks... Gerry?
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Home movies are shown of each person, when they state what happened to them after the '71 season. See more »
Remember the Titans is much more than a story about a high school football team. It is a true story about two men who overcome their differences and help an entire town deal with frustration, anger, and mistrust. Herman Boone (Denzel Washington) is the head coach of the football team at the black high school while Bill Yoast (Will Patton) is the head coach of the football team at the white high school. In 1971 the high schools are integrated and Coach Boone is chosen to become the head coach of the football team while Coach Yoast is demoted to assistant coach.
Remember the Titans is a powerful film with incredible performances by both Denzel Washington and Will Patton.
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