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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. 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)  »

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Duelo de Titanes  »

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Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$115,648,585 (USA) (9 March 2001)
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Trivia

Tourists often went to the real T.C. Williams High School after the movie was released, according to Sports Illustrated, and were very surprised that the real school does not look like the one in the movie. The movie was not filmed in Alexandria; it was filmed in various locations in Georgia. See more »

Goofs

High school football rules in 1971 did not allow a recovered fumble to be advance by the recovering team. This happens several times in crucial situations. See more »

Quotes

Coach Boone: [after Gary got into his car accident] I don't know mama, maybe Yost was right. Maybe I pushed him too hard.
Carol Boone: Gary had an accident. Sometimes life's just hard, for no reason at all.
Coach Boone: Do you think I was blinded by my own ambition?
Carol Boone: Whatever kind of ambition it took to do what you did around here, this world could use a lot more of it Herman.
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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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References Thieves' Highway (1949) See more »

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Fire and Rain
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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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