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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. 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 LMN13

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

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29 September 2000 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Duelo de Titanes  »

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Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$20,905,831 (USA) (29 September 2000)

Gross:

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

The original script was full of profanity but Disney, in an effort to produce a good family film, asked producer, Jerry Bruckheimer, to remove all extreme profanity from the script. See more »

Goofs

When Coach Boone goes to Coach Yost's house to apologize for accepting the head coaching job, the cameraman is reflected in the window just before Boone knocks on the door. See more »

Quotes

Bertier: [lying down on bed] I ain't looking at that for 2 weeks man. Take it down.
Big Ju: Well, you can close your eyes for 2 weeks for all I care. Why don't you look at your wall and I'll look at mine.
Bertier: [getting up] I'll look wherever I want to, and I dont wanna be looking at that for 2 weeks.
Big Ju: Then you better use your x-ray vision, Superman, and look right through it, cause it ain't coming down.
[fight breaks out]
Alan Bosley: [opens door, and shouts] Fight!
Team: [team comes into room and joins the fight]
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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

Referenced in The Jay Leno Show: Episode #1.75 (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Quiet Home
Written by Jesse Greer
Performed by The Sea Shells
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Love this movie!
15 March 2003 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

How great was this movie? I fell in love with it from being made to watch it in Health class in 11th grade. I love films about adversity within races, and this movie was a classic. Herman Boone has to bring blacks and whites together for a highschool football team to play with each other. Of course, it's the 70's and racism is still rampant. I love the message that people will mesh anyway despite outside complications. Julius' and Gerry's relationship was really profound and special. It crossed a lot of lines. Denzel was remarkable as Coach Boone. He took no crap, yet was scared to lose his position underneath. There was tension everywhere and it worked for the film. The players were really memorable to me. Blue, Rev, Sunshine, Petey, and Louie Lastik were adorable and hilarious. A great ensemble cast effort. The guy who played Yoast was good as well, because he had to learn to overcome prejudices he had that he never knew he did. Even better, was the fact that it's a true story which makes it all the more sweet. I watch this movie over and over and can practically say every line by heart. Great, great film. The Titans really were greater than the gods of Greek myth, and these guys were greater than any stereotype.


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