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Remember the Titans (2000)

PG  |   |  Biography, Drama, Sport  |  29 September 2000 (USA)
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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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Rated PG for thematic elements and some language | See all certifications »

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29 September 2000 (USA)  »

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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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Trivia

The Perry High School marching band from Perry, Georgia portrayed the marching band of TC Williams HS. Perry was chosen because their uniforms were of the same colors as those of TC Williams HS. All of the band music in the film is actually played by them, and as thanks for their participation in the film, they were given a semi-truck trailer. See more »

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After football camp the players return. The subtitle states the first day of school as September 4th (1971). This was a Saturday and would not be the first day of school. See more »

Quotes

[after Petey makes a fumble]
Coach Boone: Petey, how many feet are in a mile? How many feet are in a mile?
Petey Jones: [mumbles]
Coach Boone: 5,280 feet! You pick this ball up and run every one of 'em! You're killing me, Petey! You're killing me!
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Home movies are shown of each person, when they state what happened to them after the '71 season. See more »

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Quiet Home
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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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