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Remember the Titans (2000)

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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Before they could win, they had to become one. See more »

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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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$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$20,905,831 (USA) (1 October 2000)

Gross:

$115,654,751 (USA)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The song "Titan's Spirit" from this film's soundtrack is an instrumental medley mainly taken from the film's score during moments when Coach Herman Boone gave inspirational speeches. The song has been used as themes for numerous sporting events. The New York Yankees played the song when they received their rings for the 2009 World Series Championship and the New York Mets played the song in a commemorative event to close out their longtime home, Shea Stadium. As of 2015, it has been played on at least one of the United States' broadcasts of the Olympic Games for every Olympics since the film was released. The song was also used during the 2008 Democratic National Convention to accompany the celebration and fireworks at Invesco Field after future president Barack Obama gave his nomination acceptance speech, and was also used immediately following his victory speech upon winning the 2008 Presidential Election. See more »

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During the first game against Hatfield, we hear a pep band play the "Let's Go Blue" rhythmic piece (known as "Lets Go Purdue", or "Let's Go ___ {name your color}, in other venues). This piece was not written until the mid-1970s by a University of Michigan tuba player, and would not have been played at a high school game until the 1980s at least. See more »

Quotes

Coach Boone: I'm a winner. I'm going to win.
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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 »

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Written by Buddy Miles (as George Buddy Miles)
Performed by Buddy Miles
Courtesy of The Island Def Jam Music Group
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Feel good movie from Disney
1 October 2000 | by (Chicago, Illinois) – See all my reviews

"Remember the Titans" is a movie that by the end of seeing it makes you feel good. And why shouldn't it? You would figure that it'll be a nice little picture since it comes from the Walt Disney Company, and I think it's perfect for the whole family. "Remember the Titans" is a comedy-drama based on the true story of a high school in Virginia that is integrated with white and black students, white and black teachers, and white and black athletic coaches. Oscar winner Denzel Washington gives another one of his fine performances as the new head coach of the high school football team, and Will Patton is equally good as the current head coach who is now demoted to assistant coach under Washington. Together they try to get their players of both races to get along and put on a winning team. In addition to Washington and Patton, there are some other terrific performances by the young actors who portray the football players. I see some future stars here. The movie has plenty of dramatic moments with some delightful comedy thrown in the middle of it. It obviously gets a little predictable towards the end which keeps "Remember the Titans" from being a perfect movie. But so what? This is a sports movie and usually sports movies almost always ends with "the big game". Who's going to win that big game? I won't say who wins the big game in "Remember the Titans", but in the end you'll be rooting for the Titans to win, win, win! And that's all that matters. Bottom line: "Remember the Titans" is an excellent film, very well made and very well acted by everyone involved.

***1/2 (out of four)


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