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Pride (2007)

 -  Drama | Family | Sport  -  23 March 2007 (USA)
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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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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)
Carol Sutton ...
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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P.D.R.  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$1,373,400 (USA) (7 November 2014)
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According to his mini-documentary before his stand up special "Laugh At My Pain", actor/comedian Kevin Hart said he was a part of this real swim team in Philadelphia. See more »

Goofs

When Sue drives away after meeting Jim at the diner, the camera is reflected in the window of her car, over Terrence Howard's shoulder. 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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References Good Times (1974) See more »

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I'LL TAKE YOU THERE
Written by Al Bell
Performed by The Staple Singers
Courtesy of Concord Music Group, Inc.
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Racist?
27 March 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I'm surprised by some of the comments here. I'm white, I went to see the movie this weekend, and I thought it was great.

Yes, there are some white characters that treat our heroes horribly. But that rang true for me. This was 1974 Philedelphia, after all. And racism is a horrid part of our past.

But all the characters, even our heroes, are flawed. And there are a couple African American characters who are more evil then any of the white characters are.

Furthermore, the entire point of the movie is that pride is something you have to earn. Before you can be proud of yourself, you have to earn it. This applies to everyone, no matter what your background.

Go see this movie for yourself and make up your own mind. Personally, I found it inspiring and well worth watching.


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