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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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They came together when their classmates and loved ones would not. 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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Box Office

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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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

There is one scene in the film where a brick is thrown through Coach Boone's window. In real life it was an old toilet that was thrown, but film makers thought this would add humor to the serious situation. See more »

Goofs

While at Gettysburg, Coach Boone says 50,000 men died there during the Battle of Gettysburg during the Civil War. There were approximately 50,000 casualties (killed/wounded/missing), but the actual number killed was much lower. See more »

Quotes

Sheryl Yoast: In Virginia, high school football is a way of life, it's bigger than Christmas day. My daddy coached in Alexandria, he worked so hard my momma left him, but I stayed with coach, he needed me on that field.
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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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Referenced in Mike & Mike: Episode dated 20 February 2015 (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Long Cool Woman (In a Black Dress)
Written by Allan Clarke, Roger Greenaway, and Roger Cook
Arranged and Conducted by John Scott (as Johnny Scott)
Produced by Ron Richman and The Hollies
Performed by The Hollies
Courtesy of 'EMI Records [gb]'
Under License from EMI Film & Television Music
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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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