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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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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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Box Office

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$81,971 (USA) (28 September 2014)

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

A 1982 Oldsmobile Delta 88 appears in several scenes. 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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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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good exposure
24 March 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I am interested to know how involved Coach Ellis was with this film. I am an African-American swimming coach as well; and I am delighted to see Black swimming get this kind of exposure. However, there were some technical aspects of the film relative to the swimming (the order of events, the starter's pistol, the starters command, the coaching instructions) that were not quite accurate.

Also, I thought Cheney State was a historically Black college. How was he the only Black swimmer on the team? I swam on a predominantly Black team during that era. We visited all-white venues. I do not remember any hostility. And we were traveling south of the Philadelphia area. I guess the tension was fictional and for theatrical purposes.

Lastly, the pulling at the heartstrings and tears were a little over the top. I guess the success of Oprah and chick flicks is precipitating this type of genre. I would have appreciated Bernie Mack's humor coming out a little more to balance the crying.


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