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Debating Robert Lee (2004)

A group of jaded high school students sign up for a debate class taught by a tough, combative teacher from the Georgia Military Academy who teaches them that life is debate and DEBATE IS ... See full synopsis »

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Cast

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Matt Mann
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Maralee Rodgers
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David Russell
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Liz Bronner
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Trilby Moffat
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Jordan Kramer
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Elliot Davis
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Michael Holland
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Richard Alanzo (as Brad Bufanda)
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Danny Alonzao
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Robert Lee - teacher
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Mr. Lee
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Gary Mann
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Mr. Alonzo
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Mrs. Lee
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A group of jaded high school students sign up for a debate class taught by a tough, combative teacher from the Georgia Military Academy who teaches them that life is debate and DEBATE IS WAR.

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Rated R for language and a scene of drug use
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17 September 2004 (USA)  »

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The Debate Team  »

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$450,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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Hate To Admit It
Written and performed by Sam Peters and Craig Eartock
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A solid cast and engaging plot makes for a great movie
8 November 2007 | by See all my reviews

Debating Robert Lee was recommended to me by a friend, and was definitely a movie worth watching. The characters were all well thought-out and well portrayed by the actors, while the plot moves swiftly along, never dragging on or losing focus.

The story itself (without spoilers) takes on topics such as tolerance, competition, and the search for acceptance. It deals easily with its subject matter and never becomes over-dramatic.

Other reviews here keep citing one particular scene as a time discrepancy; in my opinion, they're being overly critical. In no way does the scene exclude the possibility of the passage of time. Don't let a distasteful review and one measly scene ruin an otherwise good movie.


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