Pride (2007)

PG  |   |  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:
Jim Ellis
Sue Davis
Puddin Head
Jake (as Scott Reeves)
Franklin (as Gary Sturgis)
Artrell (Willie's Father)
Ophelia (Andre's Mother)
Race Official (UOFB) (as Tony Bently)


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 »


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)  »

Also Known As:

P.D.R.  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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


$1,373,400 (USA) (7 November 2014)

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Technical Specs


(European Film Market)

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


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


The shots of the Philadelphia skyline at the beginning of the movie reveal many buildings that did not exist in 1974. See more »


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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Spoofed in Movie 43 (2013) See more »


Written by Kenny Gamble (as Kenneth Gamble) and Leon Huff
Performed by Johnny Williams
Courtesy of Columbia Records
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Why Can't People Be Honest Anymore?
24 March 2007 | by (Houston, Texas) – See all my reviews

I'm giving this movie a 5 out of 10. Sorry to those that think every movie that doesn't win an Oscar deserves less than a 3 on a scale of ten. But seriously, why can't people be honest or think rationally anymore? I don't care how much this movie lacked, whether in acting or script, the feeling that I felt leaving the theater may not have left me in complete satisfaction, but I felt happy and good inside. Is there something wrong with just feeling good now? I understand where the criticism comes from, which is why I don't rate this higher. The script was all over the place; sometimes you didn't know what was going on or why. Tom Arnold was more annoying to watch than anyone else, the fact that Mainline scheduled no-name recreation centers for their opponents sounds unbelievable, Franklin's so called gangster status was unconvincing (not to mention seeing what he did to pool was disgusting), and even Terrence Howard sounded way too corny at times. But COME ON! This isn't a 1.7 out of ten kind of movie. Bernie Mac was hilarious for the first time in a while, the setting and music was very accurate and good, and the swimming scenes were real and believable. People need to think about what they saw before giving movies such bad reviews. It doesn't matter how bad some of the recent movies have been, but there are about 10 movies from the last two years in the bottom 100 movies of all time! WHAT? Be honest. Give some of these movies a chance. And for some of those who are wondering, I'm white, so I'm not "defending by race" either. I think this movie is somewhat worth it, definitely watchable and, although I would not recommend this overly, I think that someone could get a lot out of this movie.

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