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Remember the Titans (2000)

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The true story of a newly appointed African-American coach and his high school team on their first season as a racially integrated unit.

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Storyline

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 John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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They came together when their classmates and loved ones would not. See more »

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Biography | Drama | Sport

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Rated PG for thematic elements and some language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

29 September 2000 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Duelo de Titãs  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£276,680 (UK) (9 February 2001)

Gross:

ESP 243,785,332 (Spain) (29 June 2001)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Ray Budds, Alan Bosley, Fred Bosley, and Coach Tyrell are just some of the many fictional characters created for the film to make it more conflicting and dramatic. See more »

Goofs

In the opening scene the train going by has sunken well double stack trailer cars. These were not in common use until the 80's. See more »

Quotes

Coach Boone: Are your parents here?
Bertier: There's my mother.
Coach Boone: Good.
[nods his head at Gerry's mom]
Coach Boone: You take a look at her. Cause once you step on that bus you aint got your mama no more. You got your brothers on the team and you got your daddy. You know who your daddy is, doncha? Gary, if you want to play on this football team, you answer me when I ask you who is your daddy? Who's your daddy, Gary? Who's your daddy?
Bertier: You.
Coach Boone: And who's team is this, Gerry? Is this your team? Or is this your daddy's team?
Bertier: Yours.
Coach Boone: Now get ...
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Crazy Credits

Home movies are shown of each person, when they state what happened to them after the '71 season. See more »

Connections

References Trouble Along the Way (1953) See more »

Soundtracks

I Want to Take You Higher
Written by Sly Stone
Performed by Ike & Tina Turner (as Ike and Tina Turner)
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Light, but effective
26 May 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie received a lot of criticism for being a little too "light" in it's depiction of racism in that time period. However, the fact that Disney decided to take on the topic at all astounds me. I think that this movie is incredibly effective and an excellent football movie. It really sucks you into these characters and make you feel for them. I am emotionally affected by this film no matter how many times I've seen it, and I think that this movie will stand up over time as one of the most endearing sports classics of all time.

Quote that i believe defines the movie: "I don't care if you like each other, but you will respect each other. And maybe, I don't know, maybe we can learn to play this game like men."

My personal favorite: "I don't want them to gain another YARD, you blitz all night! They cross the line of scrimmage I swear to God I'm going to take every one of you out. You make sure they remember FOREVER, the night they played the Titans."


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