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Coach Carter -- Samuel L. Jackson plays the controversial high school basketball coach who benched his undefeated team due to their collective poor academic record in 1999.
Coach Carter -- Samuel L. Jackson plays the controversial high school basketball coach who benched his undefeated team due to their collective poor academic record in 1999.

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Director:
Writers (WGA):
Mark Schwahn (written by) and
John Gatins (written by)
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Release Date:
14 January 2005 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
It begins on the street. It ends here.
Plot:
Controversy surrounds high school basketball coach Ken Carter after he benches his entire team for breaking their academic contract with him. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
3 wins & 15 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
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Cast

  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

Samuel L. Jackson ... Coach Ken Carter

Rob Brown ... Kenyon Stone

Robert Ri'chard ... Damien Carter

Rick Gonzalez ... Timo Cruz

Nana Gbewonyo ... Junior Battle

Antwon Tanner ... Worm

Channing Tatum ... Jason Lyle

Ashanti ... Kyra

Texas Battle ... Maddux

Denise Dowse ... Principal Garrison

Debbi Morgan ... Tonya
Mel Winkler ... Coach White

Vincent Laresca ... Renny

Sidney Faison ... Ty Crane

Octavia Spencer ... Mrs. Battle

Sonya Eddy ... Worm's Mother

Gwen McGee ... Kenyon's Mother
Ausanta ... Maddux's Mother

Adam Clark ... Gruff Uncle

Paul Rae ... Guardian
Eugene Lee ... Team Parent

Adrienne Bailon ... Dominique (as Adrienne Eliza Bailon)

Dana Davis ... Peyton

Bob Costas ... Himself

Ray Baker ... St. Francis Coach

Lacey Beeman ... Susan

Marc McClure ... Susan's Dad

Kara Houston ... Amber

Carl Gilliard ... Store Clerk
Taryn Myers ... Berkeley Girl

Carolina Garcia ... Bella

Jenny Gago ... President Martinez

Ben Weber ... Mr. Gesek

Sylva Kelegian ... Office Assistant

Marcus Woodswelch ... Teacher
Derrelle Owens ... Pinole Guy (as Derrelle 'Shortymack' Owens)
Quiana Potts ... Cute Market Girl
Nina N. Onwubere ... Cute Market Girl
Terrell Byrd ... Shay
Tara Jett ... Library Girl
Richard Vasquez ... Deejay
Floyd Levine ... Taxi Driver
Rob Fukuzaki ... Reporter

Gregory Storm ... Reporter
Tracey Costello ... Field Reporter
Mark Jones ... Field Reporter

Deena Dill ... Field Reporter
Gregg McMullin ... Bay Hill Coach

Andy Umberger ... Bay Hill Athletic Director

Leonard L. Thomas ... Preseason Game Referee
Darin Rossi ... Bay Hill Referee
Deon Lewis ... Hercules Game Referee
David Medrano ... Shooter
Michael Jesse James ... Passenger
Mario Garcia ... Additional Richmond Player
Danny Kanamori ... Additional Richmond Player
Mark McClanahan ... Additional Richmond Player
Brandon Jerrard Pratt ... Additional Richmond Player
Chris Young ... Additional Richmond Player

Clyde Goins ... Team Manager
Dustin Fuller ... Team Manager
Maya Dennis ... Richmond Cheerleader
Felise Johnson ... Richmond Cheerleader
Rashaé Minor ... Richmond Cheerleader
Marae Onsgard ... Richmond Cheerleader
Tawni Sua ... Richmond Cheerleader
Miranda White ... Richmond Cheerleader

Cindy Chiu ... Bay Hill Cheerleader
Jessica Church ... Bay Hill Cheerleader
Jessica Herrera ... Bay Hill Cheerleader
Nicole Oliveros ... Bay Hill Cheerleader
Kasie Sage ... Bay Hill Cheerleader
Cole Volmer ... Bay Hill Cheerleader (as Nicole Volmer)
Deanna Watkins ... St. Francis Cheerleader
Lizzie Lander ... St. Francis Cheerleader

Diana Charles ... St. Francis Cheerleader (as Diana Shepard)
Chauntal Lewis ... St. Francis Cheerleader

Michelle Boehle ... St. Francis Cheerleader

Anna Zielinski ... St. Francis Cheerleader

Tanee McCall-Short ... Dancer (as Tuere McCall)

Allison Kyler ... Dancer
Kristi Crader ... Dancer
Diona Robinson ... Dancer
Nicole Neal ... Dancer
Kerry Wee ... Dancer

Brandon Phillips ... Dancer
Britta'ny Dixon ... Dancer
Roland Tabor ... Dancer

Robert Hoffman ... Dancer
Isaiah Vest ... Dancer

Marty Dew ... Dancer
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Susyn Elise Duris ... Parent

Danielle McKee ... Additional Richmond Player
Ryan B. Adams ... Assistant Coach in Photo Album (uncredited)

John Barry ... St. Francis Player (#31) (uncredited)
Steven Barry ... St. Francis Time Keeper (uncredited)

Julius Callahan ... Sideline Heckler (uncredited)

Curt Clendenin ... Student (uncredited)

Justin Rodgers Hall ... HS Student (uncredited)

Trae Ireland ... Basketball Player (uncredited)
Matthew Jackson ... Extra (uncredited)

Shavon Kirksey ... Kennedy Cheerleader (uncredited)
Don Le ... Basketball Fan (uncredited)

Roger Lim ... Benson Chiu (uncredited)

Robert McMurrer ... Fan (uncredited)

Tiffany Michael ... Girl in Hot Tub (uncredited)

Carlos Moreno Jr. ... Voice (uncredited)

Muriel Redoute ... Background (uncredited)
Rhea Roma ... Faculty (uncredited)

Tony Sagastizado I ... Parent (uncredited)

Bruno Sandoval ... Bay Hill Basketball Player (uncredited)
Roberto Santana ... Kennedy HS Coach (uncredited)

Mikael Sharafyan ... Basketball fan (uncredited)

Katie Soo ... Cheering Fan (uncredited)

Aleksandr Sountsov ... Student (uncredited)
Levi Tinker ... Fan (uncredited)
Dennis Waller ... Student Mail Delivery Boy (uncredited)

Christina Wickers ... Susan's Friend (uncredited)

Anderson William ... Fan / Damien's Friend (uncredited)
Evan E. Yu ... Bayhill Tournament Audience (uncredited)

Directed by
Thomas Carter 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Mark Schwahn (written by) and
John Gatins (written by)

Produced by
Sharla S. Bridgett .... executive producer (as Sharla Sumpter)
Thomas Carter .... executive producer
David Gale .... producer
Nan Morales .... line producer
Brian Robbins .... producer
Caitlin Scanlon .... executive producer
Van Toffler .... executive producer
Michael Tollin .... producer
 
Original Music by
Trevor Rabin 
 
Cinematography by
Sharone Meir 
 
Film Editing by
Peter E. Berger  (as Peter Berger)
 
Casting by
Sarah Finn  (as Sarah Halley Finn)
Randi Hiller 
 
Production Design by
Carlos Barbosa 
 
Art Direction by
Tim Beach 
 
Set Decoration by
Nancy Nye 
 
Costume Design by
Debrae Little 
 
Makeup Department
Allan A. Apone .... key makeup artist (as Allan Apone)
Scott Cameron .... hair stylist (as Scott T. Cameron)
Camille Friend .... key hair stylist
Barry R. Koper .... key makeup artist
Robert L. Stevenson .... key hair stylist
Joanetta Stowers .... makeup artist (as Joanetta Stowers-Stevenson)
Victoria Wood .... wig maker: Samuel Jackson
Adam Brandy .... additional makeup artist (uncredited)
Dean Jones .... additional makeup artist (uncredited)
Lisa Rocco .... makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Nan Morales .... unit production manager
Leigh Shanta .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Danny Green .... second assistant director
Amy Hughes .... second second assistant director (as Amy B. Hughes)
Mark Anthony Little .... first assistant director
Pamela Monroe .... dga trainee
Ian Sander .... second unit director
Tobijah Tyler .... first assistant director: second unit
 
Art Department
Earl Benton .... on-set chief scenic artist
Will Blount .... property master
Tom Callinicos .... on-set dresser
Michael Diersing .... construction coordinator
James Diggs .... chief scenic artist (as James N. Diggs)
R. Scott Doran .... lead person
Don Elliott .... set dresser
Chela Fiorini .... assistant property master
Linda Griffis .... art department coordinator
Héctor López .... assistant property master (as Hector B. Lopez)
Marc Meisels .... set dresser
Miehe .... set designer (as Marco Miehe)
Paul Pastorelli .... gangboss
Efren N. Perez .... set dresser (as Efren Perez)
C.J. Pyles .... on-set dresser
Brent Regan .... construction foreperson
Stephen Runningen .... graphic artist
Jeff Shewbert .... propmaker
Colleen Broderick .... set decorator buyer (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Randle Akerson .... sound effects editor
Michael Babcock .... foley editor
Ken Beauchene .... additional boom
Odin Benitez .... sound effects editor (as Odin Banitez)
Tim Boot .... ProTools playback operator
Frank Bradley .... utility sound
Anne Couk .... assistant sound editor
Scott Curtis .... foley editor
Robin Harlan .... foley artist
Michael Jonascu .... sound effects editor
Rick Kline .... sound re-recording mixer
Sarah Monat .... foley artist
Ronnie Morgan .... assistant sound editor
Steve Nelson .... sound mixer
Rob Nokes .... additional sound recordist
Judy Nord .... sound recordist
Jeremy Pitts .... foley editor
Eliza Pollack Zebert .... adr editor
Terry Porter .... sound re-recording mixer
Jeff Sawyer .... sound effects editor
Robert L. Sephton .... sound designer
Robert L. Sephton .... supervising sound editor
Randy Singer .... foley mixer
Thomas W. Small .... supervising foley editor
Frank Smathers .... sound editor
Mike Szakmeister .... co-supervising dialogue editor (as Michael Szakmeister)
F. Scott Taylor .... assistant sound editor
Christopher T. Welch .... supervising adr editor
Christopher T. Welch .... supervising dialogue editor
Glenn Young .... boom operator
Dean A. Zupancic .... sound re-recording mixer (as Dean Zupancic)
 
Special Effects by
Jeff Bresin .... special effects foreman
Martin Bresin .... special effects coordinator (as Marty Bresin)
David A. Poole .... special effects
 
Visual Effects by
Corinne Bogdanowicz .... digital artist
Steven Fagerquist .... titles and effects
Craig Mathieson .... digital compositor
Casey Schatz .... previsualization artist
Orlando Delbert .... graphic artist (uncredited)
Thomas Mathai .... data manager (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Kofi Elam .... stunts
Dain Turner .... stunt coordinator
Tierre Turner .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Stephen F. Andrich .... camera operator: "c" camera
Chris Bennett .... electrician
Tracy Bennett .... still photographer
J.A. Byerly .... rigging gaffer
Paul Cuffee .... rigging electrician
Coby Garfield .... assistant camera
Jack M. Guberman .... electrician
Anthony Hardwick .... camera operator
Dan Jones .... electrician
Hakim Khalfani .... video assist operator
Paul Lambiase .... best boy grip: second unit
Chris Leidholdt .... rigging key grip
Jody Miller .... Steadicam operator
Jody Miller .... camera operator: "b" camera
John Schweitzer .... set lighting technician
John Scivoletto .... focus puller
Jonathan Shier .... film loader
Ryan Shopay .... set lighting
Cameron Smith .... best boy electric
Nicole Hirsch Whitaker .... director of photography: second unit
Earl C. Williman .... rigging best boy
Scott C. Williman .... rigging
Elan Yaari .... gaffer
 
Casting Department
Jessica Daniels .... casting: New York
Courtney Gross .... casting associate
Nina Henninger .... casting scout
Nina Henninger .... search casting
Tamara Hunter .... casting assistant
Tina Kerr .... extras casting
Amy Greene Vines .... casting assistant (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Carrie Bauer .... key costumer
Teri Gill .... costumer
Demetricus Holloway .... set costumer
Askia Won-Ling Jacob .... costumer: Mr. Jackson
Sybil Mosely .... costumer
Katherine Wright .... set costumer
Jennifer Day Young .... costumer
Douglas J. Stewart .... textile artist (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Kenny Becker .... color timer
Neil Mandelberg .... additional editor
Cedric Nairn-Smith .... assistant editor
Darrin Navarro .... assistant editor
Ken Terry .... first assistant editor
Michael Eaves .... digital intermediate colorist (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Kenneth Burgomaster .... composer: additional music
Tom Calderaro .... additional orchestrator
Sandy DeCrescent .... orchestra contractor (as Sandy De Crescent)
Greg Dennen .... scoring recordist
Robert Fernandez .... scoring mixer
Amanda Goodpaster .... supervising music editor
Gordon Goodwin .... conductor
Gordon Goodwin .... orchestrator
Jamie Hardt .... assistant music editor
Jennifer Hawks .... music supervisor
Charles Martin Inouye .... music editor
Steve Kempster .... score mixer (as Stephen Kempster)
Steve Kempster .... score recordist (as Stephen Kempster)
Paul Linford .... composer: additional music
Paul Linford .... music programmer
Larry Mah .... digital score recordist
Trevor Rabin .... additional orchestrator
Ryan Robinson .... score technical engineer
Peter Rotter .... orchestra contractor
Angie Rubin .... additional music editor
Aaron Symonds .... music technical assistant
James Thatcher .... musician: french horn
Richard Wheeler Jr. .... scoring stage manager (as Richard Wheeler)
Booker White .... music preparation
Matt Friedman .... digital score recordist (uncredited)
Frank Macchia .... music preparation (uncredited)
Melissa Orquiza .... music preparation (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Rob Byer .... driver
Bruce Callahan .... driver
Tina Peterson .... driver
Mike Riportella .... transportation captain
Greagrey Waldrop .... transportation (as Greag Waldrop)
Wayne Williams .... transportation coordinator
 
Other crew
Kokayi Ampah .... location manager
Michelle Boehle .... choreographer
Clyde Broom Jr. .... assistant: Mr. Tollin
Jennifer Buchwald .... assistant: Mr. Carter
Cassandra Butcher .... unit publicist (as Cassandra O. Butcher)
Danielle Butler .... assistant: Ms. Morales
Damien Carter .... executive consultant
Ken Carter .... executive consultant
Ryan Carter .... production assistant
Sean Carville .... second assistant accountant (uncredited)
Tate Chalk .... cheerleading coach
Meghann Collins .... assistant: Ms. Sumpter
Elisa Ann Conant .... assistant location manager
Nicole Cummins .... script supervisor (as Nicole Cummins-Rubio)
Pamella D'Pella .... assistant location manager
Jon E. Edwards .... production assistant
Mark Robert Ellis .... basketball coordinator (as Mark Ellis)
Miguel Govea .... publicity consultant
Stephen Gurley .... production assistant
Matt Hausmann .... production assistant
Justin Haut .... production secretary
Tami Hodges Gruneich .... production assistant (as Tami Hodges-Malaniak)
Matthew Janssen .... production assistant
Beth Koshinski .... second assistant accountant
Kristen Lindberg .... production assistant
James E. Maddux .... medic
Suzanne Mayes .... assistant: Mr. Tollin (as Suzanne Craig)
Aimee McDaniel .... basketball assistant
Danielle McKee .... production assistant
Jessica Meier .... production assistant
Ron Pekkala .... medic
Hernando Planells Jr. .... basketball coach
Edward Poveda .... payroll accountant
Glen Richard .... production auditor
Ryan Robertson .... main title producer
John Sanchez .... assistant production coordinator
Phil Scalisi .... craft service
Dave Scott .... choreographer
Bryan Searing .... assistant: Mr. Gale
Michelle Seañez .... assistant: Ms. Mattocks
Holli Strickland .... set production assistant
Leonard L. Thomas .... assistant: Mr. Jackson
Debbie Tieman .... first assistant auditor
Kenny Vasquez .... production assistant
Diane Ward .... production coordinator
Tsigie White .... production assistant
Cal Wrenn .... assistant basketball coordinator
Darin Wymer .... production assistant
Gregory Alpert .... location consultant: pre-production (uncredited)
Nadia Ayuyu .... stand-in (uncredited)
Garson Yu .... title designer (uncredited)
 

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Rated PG-13 for violence, sexual content, language, teen partying and some drug material
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136 min
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The speech given by Timo Cruz in response to the question "What is your deepest fear?" is an excerpt from "A Return to Love" (1992) by Marianne Williamson. (Commonly misattributed to Nelson Mandela's 1994 Inaugural Address.)See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: One of Coach Carter's rules in the contract stated that the players must wear ties on game day. In one scene, there is a sign in the background that reads, "Boys Basketball Game Today" and Kenyan is seen talking to his girlfriend in regular street clothes, thus violating the team rule.See more »
Quotes:
Timo Cruz:Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you...See more »
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44 out of 55 people found the following review useful.
i love this movie..., 30 January 2005
Author: missprincesstoni from United States

I can honestly relate to this movie. I am a female athlete and all through my high school years i've seen athletes get passed because they play sports. It's mostly the guys though. We have a coach that made every boy failing a subject get a tutor. This movie reminded me a lot of him. Not many coaches put their jobs on the line for the benefit of the kids. I agree with what he did 100% and i know lots of others do too. The movie shows perfect detail of how students act in schools and out of school. I went and saw it two nights in a row and each time, i saw different things about the movie. It's a great movie and I think all coaches and teachers should see it. It shows that most athletes are passed because they are athletes, not because they have the grades.

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