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Coach Carter (2005)

Controversy surrounds high school basketball coach Ken Carter after he benches his entire team for breaking their academic contract with him.

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Storyline

In 1999, Ken Carter accepts the job of basketball coach for his old high school in a poor area of Richmond, CA. As much dismayed by the poor attitudes of his players as well as their dismal play performance, Carter sets about to change both. He imposes a strict regime typified in written contracts that demand respectful behavior, a dress code and good grades for players. Any initial resistance is soon dispelled as the team under Carter's tutelage becomes a undefeated competitor. However, when the overconfident team's behavior begins to stray with too many doing poorly in class, Carter takes immediate action. To the outrage of the team, the school and the community, Carter cancels all team activities and locks the court until the team shows acceptable academic improvement. In the ensuing debate, Carter fights to keep his methods, determined to show the boys that they need good values for their futures and eventually finds he has affected them more profoundly than he ever expected. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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It begins on the street. It ends here.

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Rated PG-13 for violence, sexual content, language, teen partying and some drug material | See all certifications »

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14 January 2005 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$29,168,180 (USA) (14 January 2005)

Gross:

$67,253,092 (USA) (29 April 2005)
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Trivia

When Ken Carter was asked who should play him in the movie, he wrote down one name: Samuel L. Jackson. See more »

Goofs

In a scene in the Locker Room after a game, Coach Carter announces that they have qualified for a tournament. Here, we see Junior Battle take off his headband, in the next shot he has it back on, followed again with it off then on again See more »

Quotes

Jason Lyle: [to Coach Carter as he walks into the gym] Sir, they can cut the chains off the door, but they can't make us play.
Damien Carter: We've decided we're going to finish what you've started, sir.
Worm: Yeah, so leave us be, coach. We've got shit to do, sir.
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Crazy Credits

During the opening credits there is the sound of dribbling and there are streaks where the cast members are shown. See more »

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Soundtracks

I Like That
by Chingy (as Howard Bailey), Mischke, Houston Summers, Alonzo Lee, Shamara Daugherty,
Nate Dogg (as Nathaniel Hale), Bobby Sandimanie & Steve Prudholme
Performed by Houston Summers (as Houston) featuring Chingy, Nate Dogg & Bobby Sandimanie (as I-20)
Courtesy of Capitol Records
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Coach Carter was the best show i have seen in awhile.
13 February 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This show was more then a show. It was long but you don't realize it. its one of those movies that you watch and say "its already over". IT was a positive influence for young kids to watch. I was so impressed with this movie that i cant say enough good things about it. I think some of the professional ball players could take some lessons from this high school coach. We could all be so lucky to have a man like this in our kids lives that actually cares for each and every child. The show is based on the real coach carter, so i looked up some of his internet pages. I think you will be impressed as well if you do some research after seeing the movie, Deborah


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