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Pride (2007)

PG | | Drama, Family, Sport | 23 March 2007 (USA)
The determined Jim Ellis starts a swim team for troubled teens at the Philadelphia Department of Recreation.

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2 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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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)
Jesse Moore ...
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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Storyline

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

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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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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 Septa bus had a single panel door. No Philadelphia buses used this arrangement. They all had 2 double panel, double hinge doors at the front and at center. 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 Bill Burr: Why Do I Do This? (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

LET'S CLEAN UP THE GHETTO
Written by Cary Gilbert, Kenny Gamble (as Kenneth Gamble) and Leon Huff
Performed by The Philadelphia All-Stars
Courtesy of Philadelphia International Records
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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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