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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
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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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Storyline

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

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Two can reach higher than one. Eight will touch a miracle. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Family | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

23 March 2007 (USA)  »

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P.D.R.  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$7,036,608 (USA) (20 April 2007)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The journal that the character of Puddin Head writes in is actor Brandon Fobbs's actual personal journal. See more »

Goofs

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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Connections

Referenced in Laugh at My Pain (2011) See more »

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INNER CITY BLUES (MAKE ME WANNA HOLLER)
Written by Marvin Gaye (as Marvin P. Gaye) and James Nyx
Performed by Grover Washington Jr.
Courtesy of Motown Records
Under License from Universal Music Enterprises
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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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