The determined Jim Ellis starts a swim team for troubled teens at the Philadelphia Department of Recreation.

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Cast

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Jim Ellis
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Sue Davis
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Bink
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Puddin Head
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Walt
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Willie
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Hakim
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Andre
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Jake (as Scott Reeves)
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Reggie
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Franklin (as Gary Sturgis)
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Artrell (Willie's Father)
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Ophelia (Andre's Mother)
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Race Official (UOFB) (as Tony Bently)
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The determined Jim Ellis starts a swim team for troubled teens at the Philadelphia Department of Recreation.

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Inspired by true events. See more »

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Drama | Family | Sport

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Rated PG for thematic material, language including some racial epithets, and violence | See all certifications »

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23 March 2007 (USA)  »

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Box Office

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$3,533,300 (USA) (23 March 2007)

Gross:

$1,373,400 (USA) (7 November 2014)
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The journal that the character of Puddin Head writes in is actor Brandon Fobbs's actual personal journal. See more »

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The O'Jays' "I Love Music" was released in February 1975. See more »

Quotes

Jim Ellis: My life is way too short for me to spend my time around people who don't care about nothin'.
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Referenced in Bill Burr: Why Do I Do This? (2008) See more »

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IT'S YOUR THING
Written by Ronald Isley, Rudolph Isley and O'Kelly Isley
Performed by The Isley Brothers
Courtesy of Epic Records
By Arrangement with SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT
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Mr. Ellis the man
27 June 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie was the most inspiring movie that I has seen in a long time and for this man to take time out of his life to be so wonderful with these group of kids makes my heart feel really good. My kids swim for this gentleman and I really loves his techniques and my son also looks up to him as being his second father. I am so blessed that I came to this team. My niece whom also swims for him says that the most inspiring part of the movie was when they said "This is our house coach". In the future I want to see that my children or the other children that he is now coaching be there to see them in the Olympics and to have him right by there side to say that this is my coach who brought me here.


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