On his first day on the job as a Los Angeles narcotics officer, a rookie cop goes beyond a full work day in training within the narcotics division of the LAPD with a rogue detective who isn't what he appears to be.
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
A story recounted by director Paul Thomas Anderson on the Director's Cut podcast says that despite a Pasadena test screening scoring the film at a near-flawless 98 percent, a Disney executive nervously pondered that there was "work to do" on the film. Nevertheless, the film was a box-office hit and has endured a long afterlife on home video and cable. See more »
In one of the games, Sunshine's first pass of the game is thrown with his right hand, even though he is shown to be left-handed See more »
What you doin' man?
I see you eatin' lunch, but why you eatin' over here? Why not go eat over there and eat with your people?
Man, I don't have any people. I'm with everybody, Julius.
Yeah, he's just a light-skinned brother.
Yeah, and I'm a dark-skinned cracker.
Jerry 'Rev' Harris:
Come on Julius, he's just another blessed child in God's lovin' family.
[Blue starts to hum]
Come on, Blue. Let 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 »
If their is ever a film to watch to get motivated, it's this. You don't have to be an American football lover, just any sport, or activity. The passion displayed on the screen could get Sven Goran Eriksson in the mood. Their are particular inaccuracies in order to make this into more of a film, but I wouldn't call it predictable. This is based on a true story, and the 13 and 0 record really happened, so this true story was what created the predictable film stereotype. I love the choice of actors in the film. Each person seems to be able to tap in to the feelings of their character, which creates a much more realistic film. It depicts the nature of racism within peoples lives very well and shows how common loves for different things can pull people together so that simple and wrong beliefs are forgotten. Needless to say this film makes me feel better about the world, while making me want to be a winner as well.
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